Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Raining Hair, among other things.

So I think I need to lay off the Rain dancing for a bit. It’s been so much fun that I think I’ve inadvertently encouraged whoever is in charge of rain to send more because, well, there’s that crazy lady down there, dancing in the rain again. This last week we’ve had what they call the ‘Pineapple Express’ move through our area where the rain is super warm but also super heavy making for some pretty fun rain dancing but also some amazing flooding in our nearby valley. In fact, in the 11 plus years that we’ve lived here it was the second worst flood levels I’ve seen.

So the kids got a flood day off school today. Not a snow day, but a flood day. I grew up with days off for potato harvest and deer hunt, not flooding. I guess I should be grateful that they don’t have days off for critter hunting here. But what would people hunt? Probably moles, garbage lovin' raccoons, and a possum or two. Now I know why the deer are in the city more and more recently. It’s because you can’t discharge a firearm in the city boundaries. Those deer are pretty smart.

Well, since the munchkins were all out of school for the weather, I engaged myself in some more crafty stuff, because it was a rain day and all. I worked on another fairy portal for my friend who’s the biggest Disney fanatic I know, other than myself. So I tried to recreate Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland.

I think it turned out o.k. and loved the detail of shingles on the roof, and of course I had to add some pixie dust.

Alas, I guess I wasn’t paying enough attention to my munchkins. Normally it’s little Hope that gives me the run-around. Not so today. This time around it was my-old-enough-to-know-better Princess.

Thankfully it didn't involve water like shown in the above picture. It involved something much more damaging - Scissors!

Apparently she decided that her bangs were too long and she wanted to look beautiful.

Then she walked up to me with a huge grin on her face and asked if she was beautiful. I tried taking pictures but they were mostly fuzzy like this.

But it looked like she had given herself a humdinger of a mullet cut and nearly taken the bangs out by their roots.

Oh, Heaven’s to Betsy! What next? So I made the mistake of saying that it was as short as a boys hair in places. That was a mistake because her face crumpled and she immediately started crying because she didn’t want to look like a boy.

So I trotted her off to the hair-dressers because I knew saving any semblance of her femininity would require someone more skilled with cutting hair than me with the hair clippers. All I can do are buzz cuts. Then in the magazines I showed her all the cute pixie cuts on girls, to show that short hair was indeed fetching on some females.

After all was said and done it looks like she still got a bad hair cut. I didn’t want them to even it up or her hair would have been less than an inch long in most places. So she got the layered Do. And all while she was talking the head off of the poor hair-dresser. Princess loves to talk and was constantly spouting off things such as…

‘What am I wearing,’ questioned Princess?

‘A Cape to keep the hair off you?’ replied the kind Beautician.

‘It’s like a hair slide park, you drop the hair on it and it slides right off,’ Princess would barely pause to take a breath and then go on giving everyone there a play-by-play analysis of which directions her hair would be sliding, interspersed along with little random nuggets of thought she would pull out of the air. Like talking about her 1st grade boyfriend, and discussing that she felt she would look like a pixie if her hair was colored blue and had sparkles in it. And maybe she could even spike it up. Wouldn’t that be cute?

Wow, I raise the rebels young around here. My six year old wants blue spikey hair. Needless to say everyone, in the establishment were cracking smiles left and right.

I then took her mug shot, to remind her that we made an agreement never to cut hair again until after she had been to Beautician School when she is Abners age. I think it looks kind of perky like her.

I really need to get my camera fixed so inside pictures don't always look so yellow. Here's mug 2.

So I realize that I missed the Christmas list for this week. But to be honest my house is trashed and I don’t think there’s a clean, uncluttered surface anywhere. I lose things if I set them down and I still haven’t found the truck keys which have been missing almost three weeks. So I’m going to take a couple of days off blogging to get down and dirty and try and give that clutter monster a good one-two punch. But when I get back I should have some scary before, and splendid after pictures for your perusal.

P.S. Before I forget. I'm Thankful that I don't have to spend tons of time combing Princess's hair while she whines loudly about how I'm-ripping-the-hair-out-of-her-head-cause-I'm-pulling-so-hard.


Sara said...

Love the fairy portal! And the hair cut is just adorable with that face. I'm sorry she lost her long locks, but she's precious.

Susanne said...

Wow, that is short! But she is cute no matter what! ♥ And I showed Kaitlyn the fairy portal. She told me she wants to trade hers in for that one. It's so detailed! I love it! :-)

Trena Doll said...

I'm not really sure what the problem is with Princess' hair. Given the Rapunzelesque hair-growing abilities your kids all demonstrate, it'll only be 2-3 weeks before she's brushing it out of her eyes again.

Meanwhile, she's rocking the pixie-cut. Can't wait to see it styled spiked and glittery blue. :)

princessmama said...

Princess sounds like my oldest, he talks the ears off anyone who will stand still long enough LOL!

utmomof5 said...

That will teach you to do anything as cute as that castle again :) I had my youngest chop a bunch of her hair off too -- it has finally all grown back. i won't tell you how long it took :)

Anonymous said...

Princess looks adorable with the short little cut, and now you have another option for homemade Christmas gifts. Get out the glue gun, sparkles and silk flowers and she can have a whole set of personalized hair clips to wear as she pleases, thus adding to the glamorous beauty look she was trying to achieve with the haircut in the first place!

On another note, that Sleeping Beauty fairy portal is astounding! Once again I am no less than in total in awe of your crafting abilities.


Natalie said...

Oh my goodness! Short hair cuts are totally in right now :)

My daughter has atleast a half dozen magazines full of them in the bathroom right now.

This summer my niece came out of the bathroom with a bald patch up front and center. She had a knot. Not anymore. But she did have a spikey section of short hair that stuck straight up until just a couple weeks ago, lol!

Love the fairy portal. Stop by my blog and visit an old friend, haha!

Sandi McBride said...

I love Cinderella's castle, great job on that! And why does every little girl have to give, if not herself, maybe her brother...or the next door neighbors child...a hair cut? It's a rite of passage, no doubt! Great post, Dawndear...

Brandi said...

Still very cute! She looks very pretty with short hair.

Treasure Ann said...

Your daughter's hair is cute. Haven't recieved the blog prize yet, but thank you again. You should be getting yours soon. Enjoy the joys getting ready for the Holidays.

Alana said...

Hello! Stopped by to say "hello" and to thank you for your comment. It looks like your Give Thanks list is coming right along! So sorry about the unanticipated haircut, it looks like you guys have made the best of it, though!

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh my what a lot of hair she took off but I have to say that the end haircut is cute as all get out!

You are way too crafty! How do you make all that cute stuff? A castle? Im envious.

Honey Mommy said...

You are SO crafty!

I don't have to worry about anybody cutting their hair off around here! It's all short already. I think it turned out nice though!

Deanna said...

OH NO!!!! I can't believe she cut her hair --however the end result is simply ADORABLE!!!! Good thing you took pictures!

Debra said...

It's still cute. Gabs had a similar experience recently--but not that much. While at school they were gluing things to a paper and she reached up and cut a big lock of hair off and glued it to her paper. When Debs went to pick her up her great teacher said, "Tell your mom what you did today!" Gabs, however, wasn't in the mindset of being all that forthcoming!

Arrow said...

Oops! It appears I posted under my wife's name--I just won't say anything to her about that!!!