Friday, May 05, 2006

Cut the Mullet!

So, here's how the whole mullet scene went down.

E had been in Vegas on business. Truth? I was a teeny bit miffed about this. Work travel is an inevitable, but either I didn't listen, or he didn't let me know until pretty last minute on this one. So, I was on my own getting Soph to school in the mornings--which is very tricky with my early work schedule. In addition, I've never been a very patient person, but the end of the school year, health stuff, whatever, and enter bitchy bitchy Becky.

E came home yesterday, and was feeling a bit blue--and I had absolutely 0 tolerance. I just wanted to get OUT of the house, be ALONE, and not care for anyone at all, including myself. E put Sophie to bed (kind of early) in my bed, and didn't read her a story because she was being a brat. Then, he and I had a discussion (fight). This lead to him going downstairs and me sitting upstairs, my bitch motor revving at about a billion rpm. I HEARD Sophie talking and messing around in the bedroom, but thought, "E put her to bed. Just because he went downstairs to hide doesn't mean it's my job to check on her. I'm DONE being a mom today. So there." Of course, 20 minutes later, Soph comes tarting into the livingroom wearing one of my sweaters, announcing, "I look like Grandma!" It took me a second or two to really see what she had done. Imagine you're 3. You're in bed, but not tired. You start going through mom's dresser drawers and find a tiny pair of scissors. Bitchin'. So you grab the hair closest to your face and began to cut. Mullet is a slight exaggeration, I guess. Basically she cut all the hair she could see and reach to about 4 inches long--just even with her ears.

My very adult response was to blame her father, find my keys, and get the fuck out of the house. This morning while I was at work, E took Soph to the salon, and had the quasi-mullet issue rectified. I didn't take any pictures of the original debacle. But...

Here are the scissors she used.









Here is the hair I found on the floor. (Well, the hair that Jimmy didn't eat.)









And...Here is the new hair cut!


Today's best thing about being a mom:
This is a hard one today. I guess I can look forward to fewer fights about brushing her hair.

Today's worst thing about being a mom:
I'm kind of weary of always being on call. Let's see. 15 years till my lunch break?

12 comments:

NME said...

I could feel you stewing and I've been there. But I LOVE the new cut. Seriously - it's cool, cute and summery. Happy Ending.

lonna said...

I love that she's wearing a "Diva" shirt after all of that. I used to beg my mom to cut my hair short once I was 4 so that I didn't have to wear a swimming cap at the pool. It was much cooler too. I think that her final hair cut is cute.

~A~ said...

I'm working on something in in laundry hexes just for you.

(((HUGS)))

~A~ said...

Actually, I changed my mind, I'm emailing you some pictures. But I think it'll still make you feel normal. *LOL*

thelyamhound said...

I LOVE the new cut. Looks like it all came out all right, in the end . . .

patrice said...

it's adorable. though seeing it right next to those soccer pictures...it must take some getting used to.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

I LOVE the hair!

Hate hubby traveling! I really hated it when the kids were young - I pictured him eating out each night going to bed when he wants having a grand old time.........while I'm home dealing with the normal crap and NO sleep cause I don't sleep very good without him. (Since I started traveling so much I've discovered it isn't as glamorous as I thought) by the time he was home I was tired and lonely but it always came out as poor hatefullness and bitchiness towards him for 2 or 3 days (heck it still does without the kids at home!)

Stine said...

The new hair is amazing. But damn girl, you need some down time from worrying about all this.

shawnak said...

"Diva" doesn't even cover the cuteness of her new do! Here's to the end of the school year and not having to get up so early!!!!

grody jo-dee said...

well, i have to admit that i cut my own hair once too. it's a childhood rite of passage. i just wanted bangs like my sister's. unfortunately, that's not really what it resembled.

sophie, on the other hand, resembles a cute little pixie.

Heather said...

WOW!! That's quite a difference. I think the new cut looks cute but I would be pissed as hell at first if my child did that. Note to self, hide sissors NOW!!

Wendy said...

She looks adorable! My niece cut her bangs to about 1/8" the day of my sister's wedding. That was pretty. Yikes.

Motherhood is exhausting. Sounds like you have a sense of humor to help get through it!