Sunday, January 17, 2010

It was Bound to Happen

Yesterday, I spent the day with my beautiful niece, Sarah, celebrating her birthday. We spent the day with my mom, sister, nephew, and Ella Grace shopping, eating at the Purple Cow, and going to the Jump Zone (where Evan and Derek joined us). It was a fun day! I can't believe Sarah is nine. It seems like yesterday that we greeted my sister and brother-in-law at the airport as they brought that sweet baby home from China!

Ella Grace (wearing LOTS of bubble gum lip gloss), Stone and Sarah

Sarah enjoying her birthday ice cream sundae at the Purple Cow

So what was it that was "bound to happen?" Well, every Sunday, Ella Grace enjoys helping me clip coupons (or "tickets" as she calls them). I was right there with her and she proudly announces, "Momma, I cut my hair all by myself!" I gasp, "What did you say?" Her facial expression immediately changes as she answers, "I didn't say anything." Ha! She indeed had cut her hair all by herself. It's amazing to me that children's scissors can cut hair!

Luckily, there is still hair on top of the chunk she cut so I should be able to cover it good until it grows out again.

What she looked like when she realized what she had done. She was BAWLING (see the tears and runny nose)! Through tears she whined, "Now, it is short like Daddy's," not meaning it as a compliment. Derek was like, "Hey, what's wrong with my hair?" Ha!

Here she is with the damage!
As I type this, I hear her telling Derek, "Daddy, I'm sad that I cut my hair!"

I guess all children try to cut their own hair. Although Evan never has liked cutting enough to even consider cutting his own hair. I really think she is remorseful. Maybe she won't do it again??? I hope she learned her lesson. It really could have been so much worse. Plus, it was bound to happen. Every time I have gotten the scissors out for us to work on her cutting, the thought has crossed my mind that I knew she would try it one day. It's kind of funny now! Whew! This girl keeps me on my toes (and I sure LOVE it)!

14 comments:

Megan L Hutchings said...

Hilariously sweet! She was so proud of herself for her work of art :).

Traci said...

That is one of the saddest pics with her hair in her hand! Poor EG! Kylie cut her bangs at EG's age and it will grow out :)

Lauren said...

Awww, sweet girl!! :)

Kelley said...

That is a precious post. MK hasn't done that yet, put she has put polka dots all over her face and said "Hey Mom, I have chicken pops." Hard to get black sharpe out. Ha! That was before a dance class. My girl keeps me busy too. EG's face says it all.

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness! Bless her heart! Well...at least it doesn't look bad at ALL!! It could have been alot worse, huh??

She is so precious.

Brooke said...

OMG...funny, yet not! At least you can cover it up!

Candy said...

Poor EG!!! Ella is sitting here with me looking at pics and I'm really hoping she is not getting any ideas!!! :) :) :) EG is SO sweet!

Becky said...

Casey cut our little neighbor girls hair, the night before the little neigbor girls first dance recital. Needless to say her momma didn't like it too much!!! They are now 30 and 28. lol

Jacquie said...

Oh my, Leigh Ann... that's a good chunk of hair!!! I'm just glad it wasn't her bangs.

Faith said...

Bless it!! She is still a doll no matter what. I'm just waiting for the day that Emma tries this...but I hope that it never comes. Ha!!

In His Army said...

Oh wow! Bless her heart! I always worry about Jeryn cutting Jaiden's. Jaiden is way to into long hair to dream of cutting her own, but I see Jeryn's eyes light up when her pony tail swings by. haha! He LOVES to find scissors! She still looks like a little doll! Rhett has cut his own hair a couple of times!

Meagan said...

Woah girl, that is a huge chunk-o-hair! lol. At least it's underneath! I am trying to stay afloat here in TN and catch up on all my blogs! Miss you beautiful!

Kyla said...

Haha, how cute!! I defintely did that when I was younger...in my grandma's bathroom when I was "playing with my Barbie's hair"...haha

prashant said...

That is one of the saddest pics with her hair in her hand

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