Friday, July 17, 2009

Rite of Passage

It all started with a simple sticker chart. Each kid has a chart and when a chore is completed without fussing or arguing, they get a sticker.


Not surprisingly, Little Miss filled her chore chart before Cole. Cole really only likes to work when a tractor or other large piece of machinery is involved. Otherwise he is very tired. And often...his back hurts. *eye roll*

So yesterday, when Little Miss filled her chart, we headed to the depths of Hell Wal-Mart so she could pick out her toy.

After an exhaustive search, she finally chose this.



A beautiful, Rapunzel Barbie complete with extensions that can be clipped in and "cut" off. Notice how the Mattel people were nice enough to include scissors.


Do you see where this is going?


Shortly after getting home, I was in the living room. The kids were playing in the back room. Or so I thought. Little Miss comes bounding in, huge smile on her face, "I cut my hair!" For a split second, I thought she meant with the Barbie scissors. And then I took a closer look.

Bangs? Shorter. Right side of her head? Notsomuch looking like the left side of her head. Bald spot in the back? I don't think that was there before.

Ruh-roh.






She is super proud of herself. Thankfully her hair is always a curly mess so it's not SO noticeable.



See? You can't even tell.

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35 comments:

Emily said...

Oh no! Those beautiful curls! oh well, it'll grow and hair or no hair she's still adorable!

survivinglifedaily said...

I was thinking the same things as above, OH NO, not the beautiful curls!! They will come back cuter!

Michele said...

All three of my daughters did the same thing. I remember I did it (for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to grab my hair on top of my head and give myself a big bald spot), and my sister decided she wanted "bangs" and cut her front hair down to her scalp. Is it some girl rite-of-passage thing or something genetic or something? Hmmm...

She's still quite a cutie!

Susan said...

One of mine did that. Unfortunately, she didn't have cute, curly hair... I had to take her to get a proper haircut to fix it.

Martha said...

LITTLE Miss!! Oh My!! She's so adorable, she can rock any hair style.

Misty said...

Such a funny ending with the picture...I love it!
Oh..I showed my husband your blog because of our love of John Deere and farming as well...He loved every photo that showed the farm and animals! He was drooling! lol

Colleen said...

uhoh! and you can barely tell in that last pic lol!

sassy stephanie said...

Oh I've so been there. Twice. Only, the same kid got both cuts.

First daughter (3 at the time) cut second daughter's (18 mo at the time) little sprout of a pony tail. Then later in life, second daughter (4 at the time) cut her own curls 'because they would not stay in her pony tail'.

Needless to day, scissors are STILL under lock and key at our house.

Judi said...

Hopefully you won't have to have an important pictures taken any time soon!!

Finding Normal said...

So much for chore charts. heh

Kat said...

Oy-vey!

Scissors are the bane of my existence. Katie has cut holes in her gymboree leggings. They have both cut their hair. Ugh!

Z's Mom said...

Oh no!!!! I think every girl has to do this, right? Well, luckily she has curly hair....can you imagine if it were dark and straight? She might as well have had a big neon sign above her head. ;)

Becky said...

LMAO!!! Oh Lil Miss, you di'nt!

Well that helmet is very attractive with your outfit, I must say!

Mrs Parks said...

OHNO!!!!
She is still as cute as can be... she really knows how to carry a look!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Middle child has done it a few times now. It grows back.....before you know it she will want a mohawk or something!

Bren said...

I think I'll start locking up the scissors now! One good thing about curls though - they hide ANY bad cut! She's still precious!

Carrie77 said...

OH that last picture made me laugh so hard!!!!! haha!! It seems every little girl cuts there own hair at some point.

Lady Di said...

Hi, I was over at The Jensen's Crazee Life Blog and I saw you on her blog list. How could I pass up clicking on a name like John Deere Mom being married to a man who is a farmer (he farms about 1000 acres of potatoes for Frito Lay and no we don't live in Idaho:)and we have cattle on the family ranch). We also do some dry land farming (barley or hay).

My 7 yr. old son is OBSESSED with tractors himself. In fact he has my entire living room floor blocked off in "sections" and tells his sister she must only push her baby stroller on the "county roads" and stay out of his "fields". For Halloween he wanted to be a center pivot and he wanted baby sister to be his booster pump. I could go on and on.

We have more in common. I am a teacher too, only I teach first grade. Oh, I'm so glad I found some one who knows what a combine harvester is and what it's like being invaded by all things John Deere.

Just say Julie said...

hahahaha! I totally cut my brother's hair when we were younger. he was my customer at the Barbie salon :)

Julie said...

Oh no...that's one rite of passage we got to skip (although I was a participant myself at the ripe old age of 3). She looks kinda proud!

HBFG said...

That helmet is hilarious! :)) Cute girl!

Caroline said...

I knew as soon as I saw those scissors that there would be some butchering going on.

Adam and I were watching AFV last night and there was a little girl younger than Little Miss who SHAVED a section out of her hair right in the front where bangs would be.

It could have been worse, right?

Tinabean said...

OK I'm sorry but yes I am laughing.
I know it's not funny but well it kinda is.
I don't understand why kids think they need to cut there own hair.
Hopefully her hair grows fast & she won't do it again.

Mrs4444 said...

OMG-That's hilarious. Good thing hair grows, huh? My oldest sister chopped her hair off, just minutes before a family photo. Charming.

Cathy said...

Funny. My Rachey is five and she just gave herself a little haircut. She gave herself one last year too. For her, it's right after me cutting her hair LOL. I hope it grows fast.

Shannon said...

My oldest has done this, too. Fortunately, it was just a little bit off the side, so it wasn't too noticeable! But it was a very long time before she was allowed to use scissors again!

Jill said...

Yep..I can relate! All 3 of my DD's have "played" beauty salon with both their barbie's (that didn't include the scissors LOL) and their own hair YIKES! Luckily, your DD has the Cute, Curly hair :)

Kids will be Kids.. LOL.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I'll never forget my neighbor running her daughter over one time after she cut ALL her bangs off the day before her ballet recital (apparently they are super picky about hair there and they had been growing them out for 3 months before this recital). We all started crying! I guess it's a stage little girls go through, luckily she's so cute you can't even tell :)

carrielt said...

HAHAHAH!! Too funny.

You cow picture made the collage on i heart faces!!!

missy said...

bahahahaha......love the last picture!!!!!!!
yes......why even give kids the idea to "cut" ANY hair!!!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

My youngest did this once! Ack!

Jen said...

Hi there! Stopping by from the SITS link :) This particular post touched my heart because my 5 year old cut off 10 inches from my then-2 yr olds hair last summer. UGH!!! The end result on your sweet girl is much cuter! :) I will be stopping by again, glad to know about you!

Trooper Thorn said...

Is that Darth Vader in a little summer outfit?

Newlyidentified said...

haha that is too funny. Why do kids always cute their hair?

Found you through BabyMakinMachine :)

Future Mama said...

Oh my goodness that is too funny!! I've done it once before... I'm sure my girls will do it, I'm sure I'll freak! lol!! Love the pics... especially the one in the helmet!