You all can really help a girl out of a funk, let me tell you. After posting Elizabeth's adventure with a pair of scissors yesterday, I got so many ideas and words of support on the blog, Facebook and by text that I immediately felt better about the whole situation. THANK YOU.
So this morning, we decided to ditch the gym and take care of early voting, pick up a couple items that I could only get at Whole Foods and then finish up at the beauty shop. I don't know why I expected early voting to be a "get in, get out" sort of thing and, while I'm not especially political, I AM all American, so we stood in line and talked to people, did ballerina pirouettes and played peek-a-boo with Caleb until it was our turn.
Thirty minutes later, we had cast our vote and put quite a hurting on their supply of "I voted today" stickers that Elizabeth tattooed all over herself.
Now, to fill you in, Elizabeth was not at all remorseful over cutting her hair herself. When she looked in the mirror, she only saw the front, which looked long and pretty, so it was really no big deal. No matter how much I tried to drive the point home.
Me: "Come here and let me put your hair in a pony tail since you CUT YOUR HAIR and it is TOO SHORT IN THE BACK and LOOKS SILLY."
ERS: *Shrugs* "I like it."
Me: "We're going to have to get it all cut to match the back and we won't be able to braid it for a while."
ERS: *Shrugs again* "That's fine...I like headbands."
Me: *Exasperated sigh*
In fact, this is what I found on the camera yesterday...
|So Mom keeps harping on this whole hair cutting thing.|
|Me? I kinda like it!|
|Maybe they'll make a Barbie with a reverse mullet!!|
|Then Mom will be all like, "Oh snap Elizabeth, you are so smart for cutting your hair."|
ANYWAY, back to today, after stopping at the store, we went to the local Snip-it's (think beauty shop with a Chuckie-Cheese-on-crack spin) and the lady looked at Elizabeth's hair and then looked at me like I was crazy.
Insane Kiddie Beautician: "Well, you know, you could just keep it in a pony tail. If I cut it up to match that, it'll be way short."
Me: "Can you just trim it up shorter with some layers so you don't see where she cut it?"
I.K.B.: "You'll still see it. I mean, I can try."
Me: "Super...SINCE SHE'S FOUR, I don't really think it matters if you can still see a little bit."
Now, my daughter LOVED the attention and has done nothing but strut ever since and it IS pretty cute. What do you think? (Note, please disregard my house in the background. It is child-decorated at the moment.)
On to the next adventure!!