This is a warning to all the other mothers out there with a pair of fabric scissors, a spray bottle, and a fine toothed comb: Leave the hair-cutting to the professionals. I feel so strongly about this that I shall rephrase for clarification: Do not assume that because you have scissors you are qualified to be a hair stylist. Kinda like how you may own a light bulb but are in no position to call yourself an electrician.
This picture may explain better than my words can:
I'm pretty sure it is time for me to hang up my scissors. Or just put them back where they belong: in a craft drawer limited to cutting fabric, ribbon, paper, and other things that are not attached to the bodies of my children. It was only 1 month ago that I came to terms with the fact that Olivia's inheritance of my ridiculously tall forehead had already made her predisposed for a life of having bangs. I assisted my mother in cutting her hair that day, watching carefully so that I could follow up with the necessary bang-trims in the days, months, and years to come.
Obviously bored and feeling restless from this rainy weather we're experiencing, I decided it was time to get out the old spray bottle and scissors. BAD decision. I repeat: VERY BAD decision. I couldn't get an even line so the bangs just got shorter and shorter and shorter until I realized they were like halfway up her forehead. I didn't know what to do at that point, and there is a spot right in the middle of her head that is shorter than the rest but I knew if I didn't stop there I'd be in even more trouble. More trouble? As if that's possible. But I did (thankfully) stop. They are now an uneven hot mess of too-short bangs that don't even transition well to the longer hair in the back. The picture actually makes my styling look good. (sorry for the low-quality, my camera battery needs recharging so I had to go with my ancient cell phone...)
It should have been Katelyn. She is the one who's hair I was combing this morning thinking it was really time for a cut and style. However, she's never had her hair cut before, and I'm not so good with starting from scratch. I figured Olivia was a safer choice considering the groundwork had already been laid for me. Apparently I was wrong. There is no safe choice when it comes to me cutting my children's hair. With the right equipment (scissors, spray bottle, comb) I'm a danger to myself and those around me. Actually just those around me. I would NEVER attempt to cut my own hair. It's just theirs that I like to ruin.
Guess that holiday picture I was hoping to capture in the next few weeks will have to wait. Anyone know of any vitamins or supplements I can give this kid to make her hair grow faster? (maybe that eyelash growing stuff will do the trick?) I was really hoping to be early with the Christmas card this year...