Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quiet is not good!

This afternoon I was busy working away, emailing and such to organize Amber's kindergarten class Halloween party, and told Clara that if she went upstairs and watched a movie I would bring her up a treat as soon as I was done. So she went upstairs and was all quiet while I was working. As soon as I was done I got a treat and took it up to her, I did promise, after all. Well, when I got upstairs she wasn't on the computer or watching a movie. When I found her she was in her room with her back to me and when I asked her what she was doing she said "nothing" and hid her hands behind her back, (which was toward me) (funny, I know), and I saw she had a pair of scissors in her hand. I went over there, trying not to yell and scream, and took the scissors and saw bits of blue fabric all over. She had cut up a little doll dress while it was on the doll. Then as we were cleaning it up I found blond hair all over. She had cut the sides of her hair so she could "see". UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I then took her downstairs and trimmed the rest of her hair so it was even. Granted it wasn't as bad as when Amber cut her's, but still, I wanted to cry. I took a good 5 inches off. The whole time Clara was saying that she wanted short hair, like Amber's, but then as I was finishing up and making sure it was even she started saying, "okay mom, you can stop now, it is short enough. I am done, mom, quit cutting." It was a little funny. I will post pictures soon, when I get over it all.

5 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh no - I'm so sorry - how upsetting. Annelise has done this twice to her hair.

Good luck!!!

Stephanie said...

Ah yes, if it's quiet, I have learned to check on the kids. I've had my walls crayoned, scrapbook pages ripped, and dog food eaten. Not bad, but still a pain. HOpe she likes her new haircut!! :)

Susie said...

Funny, I'm definitely the overzealous parent and am always asking Tim to check on the kids, even when they're quiet. He responds by saying that if they're not screaming, everything is okay. Yeah, unless they're drowning, or have run out into the street, or are cutting their hair...
Great story. Can't wait to see how you salvaged it.

Mendy said...

It's never a good thing when it's quiet upstairs! I always get a little nervous when it gets too quiet. Can't wait to see pictures of the new du.

Michelle said...

I think this happens in every home. Taylor hasn't cut hers yet, but Tommy has.