Thursday, January 27, 2011

I could have laughed or cried

My little Sarah is certainly thorough! No, a little snip on the side wasn't enough. It had to be all around the head. Atleast she put all of her hair in the bin before she came down the stairs declaring that she had cut her hair without cutting herself once! She was so proud of herself.

I like retro, but that doesn't include the Mullet!


I was speechless. What can you say. It's taken 4 years to get her hair to the length it was (yes, her hair grows VERY slowly).

But, "put it in perspective Kate... its only hair"... so I laughed (a kind of nervous, high pitched laugh).  Atleast I have some photos to bring out at her 21st now :)

The hairdresser did a pretty good job I think.




And I think Sarah likes her new style.

50 comments:

  1. Haircutting, I think, is one of those things especially girls do at least once during those years. lol. The fabulous thing is that she likes the new style. Beautiful girl! And the hair might grow faster when it's thoroughly cut - so it might get long faster now! I have a 10 yo and a 15 yo so we've been through the "haircutting" and the "floor polished in lipgloss" and the "toy boxes filled with daddys shaving cream" luckily they are over the experimenting stage now and are quite sensible... lol

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  2. Oh dear... it looks like aunty kaila is going to have to stock up her headband collection!!! xx

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  3. Ok I know this isn't funny but it is when you can step back and let it be just as you did....just hair. I am with you great photos for her 21st! I agree the hairdresser did an amazing job she is so cute!

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  4. I think it looks cute. And this is something everyone has done at least once. I know I cut my hair once because my mother wouldn't cut it herself and my hair was annoying me. And although my hair grows quick, she didn't have to cut for quite some time after that :D

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  5. Oh no! Eleanor's hair is still regrowing after she took a chunk out for the front at one side about a year ago! She was 2.5 and her hair was just getting long enough for pigtails...

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  6. My son did that, took a chunk off at the crown. We laugh but inside we cry - it is easier to laugh it off later (much later)!

    Her hair looks really cute, she looks like a little pixie!

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  7. oh Sarah, you are gorgeous no matter the length of your hair but..... dont EVER do that again!!! ;) xxx

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  8. Oh don't worry kate it will grow back and wow she looks great with a pixie cut! too cute!

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  9. Oh Kate! I feel for you...the little rat bag!
    When Lil cut her hair I cried for half an hour and it was no where near as dramatic as Sarah's efforts!!!!
    The hairdresser really did do a great job and at least she is happy with the new "do" :)
    xxx

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  10. Well, Kate, she looks beautiful with her little "pixie" do! I feel your pain, though - Lilli was playing with her scissors one day while I was sitting on the floor talking on the phone - next thing I knew she was sitting behind me, just about to take her scissors to MY hair! What is it about little girls and scissors? ;-)

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  11. Ohhhhh Kate!!! Your brave to laugh.. I def think I would have cried.. She looks so cute though.. Mmmm little girls!!!! I'm going to go through every draw in the house and de-scissor the house!!! Xx miss u guys xx

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  12. Haha, omigosh Kate! She's so super-cute though so it's hard not to laugh about it; the hairdresser did a pretty good job of cleaning it up though and I think her new cut is really darling!

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  13. She was rocking that mullet look. Your a wonderful mother to have found restraint and laughed.

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  14. She is PRECIOUS! What a doll - with or without hair :)

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  15. I live by the mantra 'pick your battles' and hair is NEVER a battle to be picked. She looks adorable in the pixie! And what a great story to go in the family history book.

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  16. My 3 yr old son did this on the front,just one huge chunk a couple months ago and it's still trying to grow back;)

    Your daughter is a CUTIE PIE nonetheless!!!!

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  17. OH my goodness!! I think I would have been speechless too! But, her new style is adorable. :)

    My daughter's hair used to grow very slow too but after we cut it into a cute chin length bob, it has grown fast ever since. So maybe this new hair cut will encourage so fast growth!

    Jennifer :)

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  18. love the cut on your daughter! She's adorable!
    I did that once, only I was a young teenager, mad at my Dad. My hair was almost waist length and cut it just as short as your daughters hair. I loved it, he didn't.
    Glad you didn't mad, makes a difference!

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  19. I think all mothers have experienced this. Your reaction was spot on. And, yes, your hairdresser did a great job.

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  20. What is it with kids and scissors?! I think the new style is pretty cute and very well done considering what she started with! This makes me thankful for a boy that asks for a buzz cut whenever we go in!

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  21. Oooh Kate.... ha ha ha .... I bet you didn't know whether to laugh or to cry!! LOVE the before and after photos though. Also that she felt she could experiment. Some kids are so afraid to be told of they will not move from the spot. All healthy and those who experiment occassionally get it wrong. Still, I think her new (hairdressers) style does suit her so all good in the end! You might want to keep it short, who knows! Good for you to decide on the 'laugh'. Priceless pics! :-)

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  22. WOW! She sure did a number on it didn't she! But the great thing is that her new 'do looks ADORABLE! It really is cute! And she does seem real happy with it!

    my daughter did this as well. When she was 4. Her hair was about 14-16 inches long and hit the middle of her back. she cut one side just above her shoulders. But it was just a straight cut. So it was an easy fix, the hairdresser cut the rest to match and she had a cute bob that hit just above her shoulders. She's now 7 and hasn't had it cut since and it's back to a really really long length. I actually miss the shorter hair now! ;)

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  23. oh my stars.

    I really like the short cut, though. I bet hairdressers see that particular problem all the time!

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  24. Oh my gosh! I've always dreaded my kids doing that to their hair. Lucky for you the hairdresser fixed it into an adorable do! It seems to really "fit" her personality. Super cute. Jenn

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  25. One of my daughters' bangs were not behaving one day, so she took the scissors to them, right down to the scalp. I didn't notice until some time later when I noticed a 'toothbrush' growing out of the top edge of her forehead. We laughed till we cried. She never did that again. Kids at school teased her. No way around it; you just have to grow this misdemeanor out. ha ha. It's still funny.
    Sarah looks adorable!!!

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  26. She looks so cute though!
    And as you say it is only hair.
    It's not only children who do this though. I have my hair short, when I go for a haircut my hairdresser says what are we doing today - I say short - and he replies one day I wil bring out the clippers. I amazed him and myself just before Christmas by agreeing and having a number 6 cut all over. It has grown now and is about 5cm long. As I said to my husband and 22yo daughter when I went home - it's only hair and it is my hair! Some good photos for my 60th birthday!!

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  27. Aw, looks like in all these comments that almost everyone has a self-inflicted hair cut story! I've never understood why kids do this, but you've got the right idea - it is only hair. Mine grows painfully slow, but the good news is, I save a bundle on stylist's fees!

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  28. Gorgeous pixie cut - your hairdresser has done an amazing job! My daughter also has amazingly slowgrowing hair so I can sympathise with the cutting of said hair.

    My daughter fancies herself as a stylist and actually decided to cut her dolls hair - which will never grow back! Oh well, all part of the learning process.

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  29. Well, at least she looks adorable with a pixie cut and hey.. what do you know, they are VERY in right now!

    And yeah I'm with you... I wouldn't know if I should laugh or cry if my girls ever did that.

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  30. While I know that every kid does this at least once, it still is painful to see the results. The after pictures ate quite cute.

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  31. What a story! I remember that I always was reminding my daughter when she was little, "Only mommy cuts your hair, okay!" Now, with 4 grand daughters, I'm just waiting for the day we have pictures like yours. You are a good mommy to be so upbeat. She's adorable, btw!!

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  32. That is the most beautiful pixie I've ever seen! I'm sorry for you she did it, but she is so cute!

    My little girl has just discovered the allure of "sciss" (add two fingers making a chopping motion when she says this) by watching me quilt. Now she brings me various objects to "cut!". I'm sure my days are numbered!

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  33. Jake and I are dying----- SO SO Funny!!! We love her and all of you.

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  34. She looks so sweet with her new cut though! Oh boy, I can just imagine how you freaked when she came down the stairs after doing it! LOL Classic!

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  35. Oh my what a shock that must have been. Love her new hair do though.

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  36. Oh my gosh! I would've died! She looks absolutely darling with her new "do" though so it ended well I guess.

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  37. She is absolutely precious - and the second picture! SOOOOO funny - little guilty face she is making! oh my oh my! My 3rd girl was a hair-cutter too - which totally shocked me after having two big sisters that were not the least bit interested in the scissors! #3 also graduated to cutting the chair cushions, which I was less pleased about! :D

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  38. oh no! i did the same thing to my mum when i was about that age... i hid all the hair in my wardrobe and it took mum a while to work out what had happened... i don't know how i would cope if my child did it now though... hopefully i wouldn't cry :)

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  39. oh no! i did the same thing to my mum when i was about that age... i hid all the hair in my wardrobe and it took mum a while to work out what had happened... i don't know how i would cope if my child did it now though... hopefully i wouldn't cry :)

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  40. She does look cute with her new cut, and I love that she was so proud of herself in doing it all on her own without cutting herself! Yay for Sarah to not have to wear pigtails :)

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  41. hehehe ... I had a good belly laugh with this one. I think the hairdresser did a great job in fixing it up! At least her doing that didn't mean that everyone had to wear an ugly white hat to her sister's wedding!

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  42. LOL....my daughter did exactly the same about that age. She's 16 now and cannot get a pair or scissors near her hair!

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  43. I love her short hair! Just look at that smile! It suits her perfectly!
    LOL -- she certainly was thorough :D

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  44. Oh dear, why do little girls cut their own hair. Both my daughters did the same ting.

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  45. OMG......reminds me if the time when my sister cut her hair...it was in a pony tail and instead of cutting below the holder, she cut above it....mom was furious...there was no laughing at our house.

    and i agree with you....i'm all for retro, but not absolutely not the mullet.

    and on the brighter side of things, your daughter got a super cute haircut that you probably would of never even considered, because you wouldn't of been able to picture it on her sweet little head.

    also thanks for the reminder that when i can't hear the kids, that it might be time to check on them before something "coming of age" happens.

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  46. What an adorable cut!! Your little girl is absolutely beautiful! I know it was heartbreaking at the time, but what a transformation!

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  47. We had a lovely lovely Latvian au pair a few years back when the kids were little. I was growing Amy's fringe out and she was looking so pretty. While I was out, the au pair decided to cut the fringe and also sort of went round the sides so Amy ended up having a mullett and looked (here comes the terrible snob in me) like white trash. I cried and, between pathetic, embarrassing sobs, managed to squeak out to my au pair, "please don't ever cut my children's hair, ever, ever again". I'm over myself now. X

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  48. I went looking for the haircut incident mentioned above...cute fix!
    My sister at that age cut off the ponytail my mom piled on top of my head - just below the barrette. It's still in my baby book :)

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