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Friday, May 16, 2008

it's a familiar story i'm sure.

i think just about everyone has a similar one to tell.... but not matter what the version is, it always involves a young child, a pair of scissors, & someone getting a hair cut. as a kid, my version involved me & my kid brother. in my mind the story goes something like this (although, i'm sure my mom & brother might have a differing opinion)... it was a hot summer morning. the skies were blue & the birds were singing. my brother & i had been awake for a little while, busy watching early morning cartoons & eating graham crackers in my mom's bed, while she tried to get a few extra minutes of some much needed sleep. growing tired of watching yet another episode of he-man, we decided to find something else to do. mom's bedroom was right off the patio, so we pushed open the sliding door & ran outside. our bikes & big wheels entertained us momentarily, but it was just so dang hot. as i looked at my brother i could see the sweat rolling down his forehead. "he must be so hot," i thought to myself. "all that hair!" i don't really remember what happened next, we must had a pow wow & discussed the possibility of me giving him a slight trim. the next thing i remember is my brother sitting in a wagon, with a towel tied around him to catch the hair, & me playing hair dresser with a pair of scissors & a comb. i also don't remember what mom said when she found us, although secretly, i'm sure she was impressed by my skills, luckily for us she had the presence of mind to capture the scene with a photo.

last night, gavin decided to write his own version of the story. i was sitting in a meeting when i got a photo message sent to my phone: a picture of gavin, with two very large chunks missing from his very full head of hair. somehow, gavin had managed to find a pair of scissors (a feat in & of itself, considering they have all been hidden after our last incident) & gave himself his own summer trim. jeffy had no choice but to buzz off what was left of his hair. the new "summer buzz" does a pretty good job of covering up gavin's botched haircut, but you can still see where he took the chunks out. i guess we will have to hold off a couple weeks on those family portraits.

17 comments:

The Grahams said...

Those boys sure keep you on your toes! I think the buzz cut looks good..... nice and cool for summer for sure

Ashlee said...

I cut my little sisters hair when we were younger. :0)

Montay said...

So fun I am hoping that day won't come for my maggie and her cute locks but I know it will and I will cry

TravelinOma said...

The family portrait won't be nearly as cherished as these! Luckily hair grows back. Someday when he has a ponytail you'll hope somebody does it again!

Becoming Me said...

Oh noooo. But he does look cute in a buzz cute and timely for the summer.

Lynn said...

I was gonna say - at least he's a boy and you can buzz it but yikes he did a number!

And- I didn't realize summer had ever ended. :)

Marilee said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! Don't you just love a little boy with a buzz cut? Put him in a striped shirt and there is nothing cuter in the whole wide world!!!!

Shannon said...

Scissors! AND kids! Sometimes they just don't mix. I'm afraid my husband will have a heart attack when and if that ever happens :) I think it's just one more learning experience for all kids to go through.

Ammon and Brooke said...

Kelly- you are such a good story teller! You should have been an English major. Your story was funny and I'm so glad your mom captured the pic! I shouldn't say this because it will surely jinx me but my kids haven't done the haircutting thing yet. Although, now it's sure to happen. Check my blog next week for our post!

Wendi said...

There are very few things my kids have not tried or attempted. This is one of them. I was always so afraid that my little Claire would find the scissors and cut off her gorgeous curly locks. Though she has done plenty to drive my blood pressure up... she never cut her own hair.
Gavin is a cutey. With or without a head full of hair. Great story.

katie said...

nice. I cut mine once too... super pretty, umm, not.

good pics though, one day, he'll share the story with his kids, after they cut their own hair.

Andrew, Jen, & Taedon said...

LoL!! I love your story-telling abilities! Well at least you know he can rock a buzz cut...he's got a good shaped dome under that hair!! :)

Debbie said...

Sweet - Gotta love it!

XOXOXOXO

heidi said...

Don't we all have that same story! So funny..

Darilyn said...

He is adorable with that buzz cut. Go ahead and take that family picture.

Mahina said...

i love the gouges of hair missing from his cute little head! and you are right, everyone has a similar story to tell.

our second daughter was the one who gave us our "story". with girls it isn't remedied as quickly or as easily, though! she took a chunk out of the front of her hair. we had been trying so hard to get it all the same length and as soon as it did she chopped it off! to this day that chunk of hair refuses to grow long enough for it to stay pulled back in a ponytail! it is the thorn in my side!!

Kimberly said...

That is so classic. I remember thinking boys in Elementary school who had "flat top" hair-do's were so cute! One day I decided my younger brother needed to have the same "look" and so I cut his hair.