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.


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)!



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

  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.

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

  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!