Sunday, October 18, 2009


What can I say? It was one of those days... I think we had been up for maybe an hour and I was putting Jake in "time out" because he had wacked me on the cheek. He screamed as I put him in his crib and removed all of his precious blankets...meanwhile, I happened to see out of the corner of my eye, the elder go running down the hall. There was no skipping, dancing or singing involved, so I figured nothing good could be coming from this bolt. I closed Jake's door and had a gut feeling I should head to my bathroom. This is what I found. I wish I had a picture of the green play scissors she used to make that beautiful blunt cut on the right side right at the bottom of her earlobe. Now, granted, it could have been a LOT WORSE! I know. But I should have known this was coming. She was cutting all of her "My little Ponies" manes until the poor things were practically hairless! So, I grabbed my big orange scissors (I really do need to invest in a pair of hair scissors) and I gave her a haircut. Later in the day, I gave her another one... I think after the 2nd cut it ended up pretty cute. I figured I could attempt blending in the front-- I've seen my hair guy do it a thousand times on me!
A few days later, I was noticing how long Jake's hair was getting. See all of the stuff around his ears? I was loving his curls, but this was getting a little too shaggy. So, I decided I'd grab my orange scissors once more and give him a little trim. I forgot one tiny detail-- when I'd trimmed his hair before, I had Joe entertain Jake so he'd sit in one spot. Well, I was feeling almost as if I could do anything after giving Kate a cute 'do.

My confidence failed me and so did my orange scissors. I trimmed as Jake walked around the house... I was trying to go fast and oops! Too much off in the front. As you can tell from his face, he was a little disturbed by the whole incident :) Well, I'm not THAT good! I didn't know how to really clean up his whole head, so I took him to get his first REAL haircut. We dropped in at the salon right next to Lucky, about a 1/4 mile from our house and met Lisa, who happily agreed to fix his hair. She wanted Jake to sit on my lap because most first timers cry. I wanted to take pictures, so I said let's give it a try and see how he does...

Do you think he liked it??? The kid was smiling and laughing the entire time. He loved the razor-- lots of tickles and giggles with that one--and getting to suck on a lollipop and pick his nose at the same time?! He was in heaven! Kate was hysterical-- she told Lisa all about herself-- her friends names, what she likes to do, and the movies she likes to watch...she wondered why I didn't take her to Lisa to get her hair fixed! I finally told her to be quiet so Lisa could concentrate and she happily went and played with Rapunzel .

I think Jake was pleased with the end result.

He was walking around the house like a Big Guy and he had a little smile on his face all day. It was the greatest!

I think I'll retire my orange scissors and we'll stick with Lisa :)


Melissa Walton said...

Julie - what darling little kids you have! Jake is growing up too fast (they all do in my opinion) but is just adorable. We'll be out in CA for 3 weeks over Christmas, so we'll definitely have to meet up! Miss you! And, we still have to talk for your birthday. I'm looking forward to it!

Joni said...

Okay, Jules...seriously, I laughed so hard when I read this post. It is the best! I love it! ♥

Alisa said...

This was great! What a happy big guy now.