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Mama Shrieks
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I am sure I’m not the only mama this has happened to….


A quiet evening at home, the night before school picture day…

Frankie:  Mama, Look!  (big smile)


Frankie:  I cut my hair Mama!  (still with the smile)

Mama:  (puts her face in her hands and thinks about crying)

Frankie:  What’s wrong, Mama?

Mama:  Go to your room.

Frankie: (smile now gone and starting to cry) No, I don’t want to go to my room?  Stay!

Mama:  Frankie, we don’t cut our hair, we let the hair cutting lady do it.

Frankie:  But Mama, I want to have short hair! 

She actually didn’t do that bad of a job.  She didn’t hack it all over, only the ends and the sides are almost even.  Perhaps she’s found her calling?

2 Comments to “Mama Shrieks”

  1. Will Duke says:

    Well, you don’t want her to be a pushover right? Clearly she knows what she wants and is willing to get it taken care of. I think this is okay. And it’s a great story.

  2. Oh, gosh! Were you able to have her sit for the school pictures? I don’t know if the photo is your daughter, but it’s really cute …

    Our kids haven’t surprised us with self-styling/cutting yet, but we did have an incident of them playing stylist. My son wrapped his blanket around my daughter and “buzzed” her hair with a wind-up car that made a sound like the clippers at the stylist. Unfortunately her hair wrapped up inside the turning wheels, and I had to cut it out!

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