Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Please don't lynch me...

...But I've gone and cut Leah's hair.
Before:




After:
I still have mixed feelings, looking back on the curls that will never again be. But I had good reasons...!
It was just too much work! Leah twirls her hair in her fingers when she's resting, it gets caught in toys and zippers and stuck under her coat, it gets stepped on, it gets pulled, it gets in her mouth while she's eating, she gets peanut butter and sticky candy in it at the table, it gets in her face, it gets soooo incredibly tangly that it takes 20 minutes to brush, twice a day! And Leah does not like having her hair brushed. So I've gone and done it.

Although it might not have the same explosive spontaneous ringlets that it had this morning, I think it looks good. And I think I did a pretty darn good job of getting it even and straight considering this is my first time really cutting her hair. It is sad to see the mass of crazy curls gone, but now we can look back on them as a symbol of her infancy and toddlerhood, for now she is a preschool-attending, big-sister, potty-trained Big Kid.

3 comments:

david & michal coombs said...

it IS big-girl hair! she looks older than 3, now! good job, jenny--the cut looks really nice:.)

Rebecca said...

It will grow so fast, and I'll be the curl will still be there too...

Never fear, you're doing great -- what a lovely girl!

The Stiles Family said...

Cameron used to pull his hair a lot, which created a sizable bald spot. We finally had no choice but to buzz his hair. I was soooo sad! We had family photos done right after, too, and every time I see it I just give a little sigh, LOL.