"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Thursday, January 6, 2011

On Curly Heads and Not So Curly Heads

Hannah has been able to sleep again the last couple of nights (thanks largely to some great tips you all shared with me!) and she is back to her silly, mischievious self. This morning she was rampaging around the livingroom while I tried to corral all the girls to change out of pajamas. She somersaulted to a grand finish in front of me and popped up apparently expecting applause, but I was frustrated by her selective hearing and said, "Hannah! You need to listen and come get dressed like I told you to!" Not at all pleased with my response, she muttered to herself as she pulled on her clothes, "Wow, tough crowd!"
On a very sad note, I have another picture for you today....

That is Ashley's hair on the left, and Bethany's on the right. And this is illicit hair, folks. Suffice it to say that Ashley has been told she may not use scissors again until she is 5. Since this is the second time she has handed out haircuts to herself or her sisters (to be fair, the first time was almost 2 years ago), I am dead serious about that. Grandmas and aunties reading this, take note!

I have always cut the girls' hair myself, but I am taking Bethany and Ashley to the hair salon this afternoon -- I already called ahead and described the damage to a very sympathetic stylist who promises she can help. Let's just say that Ashley is probably going to have shorter hair than she has since she was about 2 years old, and that the few baby curls that still remain on Bethany's head after Ashley's artwork may not survive the fixing process. :-(


  1. Glad to hear that little Ms Hannah is feeling better! Also, sorry to hear about the scissors mishap. My sisters and I use to stick gum in each others hair, but I don't recall giving each other haircuts. Lol. I'm sure this incident will make you laugh someday...I myself cannot help but chuckle a little bit. Lol.

  2. That's just because you're a terrible person!! ;-)

  3. oh this makes my heart sad nothings cuter then a smiley long haird gril. I know what its like to have little girls cut off all there beautiful hair. I feel for you!!

  4. Awe, well, this too will pass! I am sure your girls will be adorable with their new haircuts! Adalee's first haircut was compliments of Joshua. I had to crawl all over the floor collecting enough little pieces to put in her baby book!