Thursday, June 03, 2010

Not as short as Daddy’s

Last night I convinced Rachel to let me cut her hair. She hasn’t wanted me to, insisting that she likes it long, but I just couldn’t take it any more. Every morning I have to fight her to let me brush her hair, to let me fix her hair. I have to fight her to let me shampoo her hair, rinse her hair, condition her hair, rinse her hair…

We battle over hair too many times a day.

So last night when I was trying to wash her hair and she was trying to not let me wash her hair I said, “Rachel, can I just cut your hair?”

“Okay,” she said, “But not as short as Daddy’s.”

“No, not as short as Daddy’s. Is that what you’ve been worried about all this time?”

“Yes. I don’t want hair like Daddy’s.”

“Well, I won’t cut your hair as short as Daddy’s.”

“Okay! I want hair like Kathleen!” she squealed.

And that sealed the deal.

After she got out of the tub and I got Miriam into bed I cut Rachel’s hair.

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She was satisfied with the results and this morning when I brushed her hair it only took like three or four strokes (and there was no screaming, either)!

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5 comments:

  1. We're flattered that Rachel chose to emulate Kathleen's haircut. And now you see why it's short: so. much. easier.

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  2. I have always loved Kathleen's cute hair and tried to get my girls (especially Nic) to try it out. No luck yet but I still haven't pinpointed why. Maybe I'll ask her if she's afraid it will be cut as short as Todd's.

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  3. Holy smokes! Who knew it was that long?!?! (well, you did...obviously.) and yay for the beautiful new bob! I love it.

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  4. I think long hair on little girls is SOOOO cute, but I agree with you, there comes a point when ease and sanity must rule. I'm worried Sunshine's going to take the liberty herself before I have a say in it, and that could very well be a disaster!

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