Thursday, June 11, 2009

A right of Passage-Self Hair Cuts

I woke up this morning to the sound of my 11 year old acting as though it was the end of the world. Is it just me or does the drama factor go up a notch when kids hit double digits? Anyway, when I finally got my cup of coffee and figured out what all her mumbling was saying to me( I just hear mumbling until that first sip of Java) I realized that the final right of passage in the hair department had been accomplished this morning while I was asleep having more crazy dreams.

It's official, all the Scofield children have accomplished this right of passage- Cutting their own hair. Isaiah would be the final one to go this route. His reason, " I couldn't find a comb". Okay well, that was an interesting one, guess we will have to make a trip to the dollar store later for more combs.
Other excuses over the years that I have been given, "Well you do it mom" " I just wanted to see what I would look like" and the one I loved most from Chloe who wants be a hairstylist someday-" I needed some practice mom" this was of her not cutting her own hair of course but her siblings.
Every time this passage is walked through in my house it reminds me of when I was little and I had a friend named Heather. Heather had a perfect page haircut with bangs that were so straight you could have used them as a ruler. Heather's mom was from England. Her mom had not been back to England with her children since they were born. Heather's mom had planned this special trip to England for her beautiful girls to meet all their relatives for the first time. The trip was in just a few days after this dreadful day that I speak of.
I bet you can guess what happens next.
It was traumatic.
I was in big trouble.
Heather's bangs took a long time to grow out.
I will never forget it.
Isaiah is not as skilled.
The damage has been done.
He is not going to England anytime soon.
Now, we can all move on.


jami said...

hehe. that's awesome!! you're kid's excuses are priceless.
i cut my bangs off when i was little. my excuse was "i didn't want them anymore." my sister got busted for it though which was awesome for me :) but i had to walk around with the jami original for a very very long time. hehe.. o the joys.

laura said...

uh, noel, you forgot one very important thing....

miss jessica said...

lol...we should keep a list of the preschoolers who cut their own hair this year ;) There are always quite a few!

Rachel said...

Oh yes, I never cut my own hair until I was in my teens and relatively good at it (and wanted to save money). But several of my siblings cut their hair when they were far too young to be doing so, most notably my next sister, Lizzy, who cut her entire ponytail off about two weeks before she was going to be a flower girl in my uncle's wedding. funny times...

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