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Monday, January 10, 2011

When You Give a Preschooler Scissors...

Okay, "give" is not exactly the correct way to phrase it. More like: when you have a pair of scissors somewhere in your house and you have NO CLUE how your preschooler managed to find them....


Last Friday, Bear(4) and Cub(2) gave each other haircuts.  They were in their playroom and I mistakenly thought that they were playing with their TOYS.


Oh, no. They were giving each other haircuts. And I did not discover this until I told them it was time to go get Monkey(6) from kindergarten and Cub handed me a big chunk of hair. With an adorable grin on his face. He was oh-so-proud.


Because we're almost always running out the door at the last minute to go get Monkey, I did not have time to inspect the damage.  I sat in the pick-up line, trying NOT to look at them in the rearview mirror. Instead I tweeted about the disaster that just happened. What? That pick-up doesn't move!


Once home, I inspected the damage and tried not to cry. My boys were going to need serious haircuts.


Saturday rolls around and Hubs and I talk about getting the boys haircuts. In the afternoon, after I get to take a nap. Mama needed a nap.


We get to the kiddie haircut place and the boys are playing with the germ-infested train table when I notice that there are now chunks missing out of Monkey's hair.


"Um, sweetie, did you cut your hair, too?"


"We made 'Bear's' hair salon upstairs in our room and he cut my hair today."


So, that makes three little boys who need all their long, thick hair cut off.

Monkey: BEFORE


Monkey: AFTER

Bear, BEFORE:

Bear, AFTER:

Cub, BEFORE:

Cub, AFTER:

That's it! No more scissors in our house! Apparently, putting them up where my boys "can't" get them is not enough. If they cut any more hair at this point, they are going to be bald.


Guess it's just a parent's rite of passage. Have your children done this?

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Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh Shell! It is a parental right of passage... I was going to say that even before you said it in your last line. Either way, they are three handsome boys!

Neither one of my kids have ever done it... At first, The Boy had no hair and now we keep it too short and The Girl it too proud of her hair... but I figure there is definitely a Jr. High Bang Disaster in our future! :)

January 10, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

OH I have been there , done that , wrote the book and wore the T shirt times 3. Like yours all of my boys had long thick hair. Doug and Devin both had ringlets. Devins were everywhere while Dougs were only down his back but still. I cried and cried and cried some more. Thankfully they all decided at different times to do it, I think I would have been locked away had it all happened in 24 hours. Even my hairdresser wept when we cut Devin's hair... yeah we're pathetic

January 10, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh I am gasping at your before and afters, I can't imagine how hard it must have been to get all their gorgeous locks cut off. They look like big boys now, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you that.

We have yet to have a scissor incident but I'm sure we will. My boys have very little hair to cut though, hubs is an Air Force guy and we have had to make major compromises on the "military cut."

January 10, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Just before school started, I decided it was time to cut Bubby's long locks. Bitter Sweet, Bitter Sweet.

At about 6 weeks after his haircut, I noticed hair on Bubby's clothes. He had taken a chunk out of the back. I left it as is. He has had two hair cuts since and they have done great trying to blend in that mess.

More recent, our trip to SC, my ten year old, took my Dad's scissors and "trimmed" his bangs. I evened them out, and they still look like crap, but I am making him wear it like that. A ten year old should know better.

January 10, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger That One Mom said...

Wow! They look like little men with their haircuts! So grown up!

The Girl has cut her own hair so many times. each time has been a disaster and once it was right before school pictures.

January 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

They look cute with their new haircuts. I do miss the long locks though.

January 10, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh yes! My girls have done this. Fun times. They do look super cute with the new cuts!!!

January 10, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Truthful Mommy said...

This is y greatest fear. My girls both have hair tot heir waists ( almost) and have a play beauty shop chair ( not a wise purchase) with play scissors. I try to hide the real scissors but I just know one day, chunks are going to be missing. That being said...OMG< you have the cutest kids in the world! Absolutely adorable. Happy Monday, my friend!

January 10, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

The new cuts make them look so much older! They are adorable no matter how their hair is cut! You can really see Cub's eyes! They sparkle!!

How funny they went back at it with Monkey later...

Ahhhh...kids....

January 10, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Watson said...

I do love their new hair cuts!! Maybe it was a sign that they wanted new haircuts! :)

I don't have kids, but I remember when my brother and I used to give each other haircuts and tattoos with markers! - ohh, the fun times! :)

January 10, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Those boys are so... cute Shell!

January 10, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

You have very nice looking boys. Why is it the first thing kids want to do with a pair of scissors is give themselves a haircut? My daughter came very close to giving me a hair cut. She wanted to play "pretend haircut" with me, and I said "Ok, but no real cutting!" After a few snips, I checked to make sure, she was cutting, but, thankfully, only a few strands of hair at a time. What was I thinking???

January 10, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Their haircuts all look super cute!!!

January 10, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I know it's not the way you wanted to go about it, but they all look so cute with their haircuts.

My boy cut his hair last summer. My mom noticed as we were walking into Target. Mom fail!

He cut it so short that even with a buzz cut I could still see the missing chunks. My only option was to shave him completely bald, and I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

January 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

They are still so freakin' adorable!! We have the gum/candy in dreadlocks issue :/

January 10, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

They are so handsome!! And they look so much older (sorry, I know that breaks your heart).

January 10, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger bigguysmama said...

Of all 4 of my kids my last one, Doodle, is the only one who's cut his hair! His great grandma a couple summers ago thought he needed a trim and took some scissors to him. She was 91 or so at the time! Yah, 2 times the sheers should've been kept from him. You need to get those plastic scissors that can only cut paper.

Those boys are beautiful. I really like their new dos.

~Mimi

January 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Your boys have such lovely locks! They look handsome in their new cuts. My boys have not done this yet...but I wouldn't put it past them. Putting the scissors away for today - thanks for the heads up.

January 10, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger JG said...

Wowser. Wowser. This has happened at school, not at home.

January 10, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger anSeL said...

My kids are forbidden to use scissors. Bec. I told them they will accidentally cut their fingers or get hurt if they use scissors.
They didn't try to this cutting hair but they are really pleading to use scissors for their art materials and crafts. BUt still I don't allow them and if they were allowed there will be mess everywhere...

you boys are sooo cute!

January 10, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Michelle Saunderson said...

My daughter cut her hair once, but it was barely noticable. I cannot believe all 3 had to get thier hair cut.

January 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

They are SO adorable! I'll bet even the worst haircut couldn't make those kids look bad. lol

January 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh no! All that beautiful hair! On a positive note, they look just adorable in their 'after' pics!

January 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh no! All that beautiful hair! On a positive note, they look just adorable in their 'after' pics!

January 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Awww, they are so cute the little stinkers.

January 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

They had beautiful hair before the cuts, but they are still so handsome after their new haircuts.

I long for Nolan's hair to grow back after chopping it off though so I can understand the heartache.

January 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger natalee said...

oh no!!!!!!!!!their new dos look adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 10, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Oh crap! hahaha! I've always worried about that, but as close as I've come was finding one of them with daddy's clippers and I took them away before any damage was done. Just got lucky.

Your boys are absolutely gorgeous! I'm not even sure if I've seen pics of all of them before... but just beautiful little guys! By summer they'll have their surfer hair back. ;)

January 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Ms Bibi said...

They look cute with the short dos as well, but I know the ladies love the long, surfer flowing hair,lol.

Yes, my youngest gave haircut to himself and his two cousins. Neither me or my sister were impressed.

January 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

Awww...at least it was salvagable for all three. I was expecting, like, crew cuts or something (because either of the boys in my house probably would have gone down to the scalp). They're such handsome boys!

January 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Awww.... They are so cute- like little tiny men.

When my youngest cousin was five. my uncle took him for a haircut and had them cut off all his blonde "dutchboy" hair. My aunt cried for days and I think my uncle slept on the couch for a month.

January 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh Shell, I guess it happens when you least expect it! But man, I have to say that they all look totally adorable before AND after!

January 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Ahhhhh! So scary when this happens! My son never did this, but my daughter did. She cut a big ol' chunk right off the side of her head. Luckily, I was able to pull off a "cover up".

January 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
OpenID Abbie said...

First off how is that your boys have such gorgeous hair?! Not fair. They look so adorbale with it short or long. And they look so different with it short, amazing.
Luckily my girls are still too young to have discovered this. Although I did learn very quickly that even the preschool scissors need to be kept out of reach and asked for. Her ability to decipher things that can be used as scissor practice and things that can't is not as well refined as I had thought!

January 10, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Jayme said...

We've had that happen here too. It seems Mia's been the victim- both of Lili and her own hands- each time.

January 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Jayme said...

I totally think they look cute though with the cuts! We had to cut Mia's shorter than Monkey's at one point...

January 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger KT said...

I gave myself bangs at age 5 and my mom flipped. She had to take me to the hair salon because my curly hair was A MESS.

I think the boys look cute with their new cuts!

January 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

They look like such big boys!!
The title reminded me of a book we read "if you give a moose a muffin" :p

January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger chele said...

I think they look adorable with their new haircuts. I believe it is a rite of passage, although my kids never did it. Thank goodness.

January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow! They are still cutie patooties but it amazes me how when you give them a major haircut it makes them look so much more grown. Its like the baby is now a big boy. Your boys are adorable.
When I was little I remember my younger brother cutting his air so bad it had to be shaved....I was so scared of him!

January 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

When Kaylee was 3, I caught her sitting on the counter in the bathroom, with a small pair of scissors trimming her bangs.

I asked her what she was doing.

"Just cutting my bangs Mama. They were long and needed cutting."

Thankfully it wasn't anything that I couldn't fix. But she did end up in huge trouble.

So, every kid does it at least once. Right of passage, not mom fail!

January 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh my goodness! Monkey looks like a totally different kid, and Cub looks like he's aged 2 years!

January 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Shell, they are just utter gorgeousness, both before and after.

When my 20 year old was a preschooler, she was infatuated with safety scissors. I thought they were completely safe. Was I ever wrong.

I walked into the room and saw all this beautiful golden hair on the floor and for a minute I thought it was one of her baby dolls, until she turned around and I saw she had cut it in the front, all the way to the root. Her entire forehead was to the roots.

I burst into tears and she said, "I'll glue it back on, Mama."

It took a long time for her hair to grow out. In the meantime, I just accepted my white trashiness.

January 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

rofl...sorry...I just can't help it.

January 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger The Nice One said...

Let me begin by, OMG you have amazingly beautiful children. Their hair was wonderful. But it looks mature, handsome now ;-)

My beautiful daughter took 4 years to GROW any sort of GIRLY looking hair. And promptly gave herself a MULLET hair cut.....

January 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

First of all, DEAR GAWD, woman, keep these kids away from my daughter, OK? They're so beautiful it hurts.

Second, if you recall any of my tweets from the summer (I think we tweeted together then, right?) you will know that my daughter gave herself a chop with scissors at my MIL's - I cried for HOURS. I couldn't even look at her. It's still uneven. It took her YEARS to even get hair, so I won't trim it. I'm awful. :P Anyway - they're as adorable as ever. Those eyes, yikes!

January 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

My son has tried to cut numbers into his hair. Freaking weirdo!

January 10, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Thankfully, my kids have never used a scissors for anything other than cutting paper, clothes and furniture.

I feel so blessed. ;)

January 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Mothers' Hideaway said...

OMG but they look so cute! <3

January 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

They are still super adorable:) My daughter needed a haircut to recently because of a scissor incident (it happened after her teacher asked her if she had cut her hair during a bad hair day). No, but she did a few days later and laughed uproariously about it. I wasn't so happy.

January 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Yes, my Little Middle did it when she was about five. I thought, hoped it was Barbie hair I found in the trash. Nope. It was hers. A big section(almost to her scalp) was cut of her bangs and on the sides in uneven cuts. :( Oh I was so sad. But a friend of mine who was licensed cut her hair for free. She did a good job fixing it up.

If it is any consolation...the end result is adorable. They are such handsome little "devils."

January 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Somehow, knock on wood-cross my fingers, my kids have not yet done this.

Cub looks the most different in the before and after. They are all such cute boys!

January 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Ameena said...

I have consulted with every mother I know and yes, I do agree with previous posters that this is a right of passage! My daughter managed to chop off sections of her hair with her Hello Kitty scissors. She looked like a chia pet! At least your boys still look adorable.

And kudos to you for not only juggling 3 kids but 3 boys! Really, I am in awe.

January 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I can vouch that I did that to my bangs as a child but personally my friends who are parents are hiding them big time!!

January 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

Your kids have great hair!

I gave myself a nice triangle out of the bangs right before pics. It's still funny to look back and see my first home hair cut.

January 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli said...

Not yet. I'm ready for it. Though my 6yo told her friend weilding scissors that she didn't want her hair cut. My 3yo jumped in and said she did and her sister said no and came to get me.
I was kinda impressed.

January 10, 2011 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

please tell me why must every kid do this? I do have to say the hair cuts turned out cute but still its the saddest thing for us mommies!!!

January 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous erica said...

Their hair looks cute! Wait, are these photos after you got their hair fixed at the salon? I want to see pictures of their actual haircuts... the ones they gave themselves!

January 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

My oldest would never dare do it but my youngest? He's done it twice. Once he cut it so short in front that he had to have it all buzzed off!

January 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

OMG!! Don't get me started on the things my kids have done. Jason is 11. He was actually pretty calm. Andrew will be 9 on Sunday. He got out of the house one day while I was switching over the laundry. He pulled the chair up to the door and took off the chain. Then he went into the garage and pulled his big wheel through the house and out the front door. That's right. In less than 10 minutes, while I was upstairs, IN THE HOUSE. We put an alarm on the door the next day. Sarah Beth? Don't EVEN get me started on her. She's the wildest to date. She's 3 1/2 and she's done more things than Jason and Andrew put together. Her latest? While I was out getting gas for hubby's car and he was upstairs getting ready for work, she found nail polish and proceeded to pour the whole thing on my family room wall. That's right. A WHOLE BOTTLE of RED finger nail polish. All over my wall. I have the pictures to prove it. So yeah, been there, done that. Got the t-shirt.

Mich

January 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I can't even begin to count the number of time's Bella has cut her own hair or the boys' hair. And then there was the one time that Cole cut her hair and then told me that she MADE him do it, as if she held a gun to his head.

Are those "after" pics handy work of the boys? Because their haircuts look pretty nice, actually!!

I wouldn't say the same about Bella's handy work!!

January 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Bella @ If This is Motherhood said...

Mine haven't done it yet. Gosh, your boys have beautiful hair though. I so feel your loss.

January 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Boo Boo had a pair of "safety scissors" and in the 90 seconds I turned my back in the kitchen she cut off a chunk of her hair. When I turned around she had scissors in one hand, hair in the other and said, "It just fell out mama!" Uh-huh. She was about three.

January 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

Boo Boo had a pair of "safety scissors" and in the 90 seconds I turned my back in the kitchen she cut off a chunk of her hair. When I turned around she had scissors in one hand, hair in the other and said, "It just fell out mama!" Uh-huh. She was about three.

January 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm dying laughing. It's soooo funny. I know not to you, but it's really funny. And those boys are gorgeous no matter what their hair looks like!

Hang in there Mama!!!

January 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Grand Pooba said...

Oh my god those are the cutest kids ever! Shorter hair and all!

January 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Debby@Just Breathe said...

They do look adorable. Your children are so darn cute. I think my daughter cut her bangs once!

January 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

they all look so handsome in their polished cuts!

at least it's better than the experience my mother in law had with my husbands older sisters....she once found that the eldest sister had cut the younger ones EYELASHES!! oh, the HORROR!!!

January 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

Thank God mine never had the urge to do that...but yours sure do look adorable!

January 10, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Melissa {adventuroo} said...

Dang your kids are cute! So sorry you had to chop off those locks but they look A-dorable with the short do's too.

January 10, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

OMG!!! They're so cute! Even with their new haircuts!

My daughter cut her bangs when she was in kindergarten or first grade, can't remember which, but they were so short! Like maybe 1/2 an inch or so! She never did it again!

January 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Craig said...

I was there for that tweet live. And the promise to ban all scissors from the kingdom. Bears with no hair – it is a disaster. A funny disaster – but a disaster still.

May God Bless and keep you and yours this day

January 10, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

No my kids haven't but OMG, I'm so cracking up! Your boys would get NO discipline at my house. They are too cute for timeout!!! Love this post!!

January 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger (Florida) Girl said...

Hysterical. Oh to be a mama.

January 10, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Your boys are so adorable! it's amazing how different they all look with shorter hair. I am lucky that Peanut never did that but all of my friends have had at least one of their kids cut their own hair. peanut is too much of a diva to mess with her hair. This is the same diva that makes me straight iron her hair. Let me remind you that she is 5.

January 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I have been super lucky...4 kids; no cut hair. But they do seem to like to cut their shirts. Not quite sure what that is about! You little dudes had such beautiful hair!!! That would have make me cry.

January 10, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

How come they look more than pleased with their new do's? They're supposed to be mortified so that it doesn't happen again!

January 10, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

Oh scissors we have been through the battle of a child giving herself a haircut, it was awful. I am so sorry I haven't been around lately. I hope you have a good week

January 10, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Jessica Jones ATL Mom Guide said...

Thankfully no...but we have had coloring on the walls with permanent markers and paint pen on the outside of the car ...I just blame it on their dad : )

January 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger kc said...

awwww...But on a positive note so Adorable! Monkey got a big boy hair cut as Doodles call it :)

Funny story (I should link up w/ Rachel for True Story Tuesday) but Doodles told me he wanted to play hair cut, last winter I think...anydoodles, I said sure - BAD MISTAKE. He was brushing, and then pretend washing and all of a sudden snip! I didn't even know he had a scissors...I was like, baby what was that and he hands me about 5 inches of my hair.........OY! Mommy went to a real beauty salon then! :)

January 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger NorCalMom said...

Yes - They all try to cut their hair. Fortunately my daughter chose to cut her hair AFTER the school pictures. :)

January 10, 2011 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I don't have kids yet but I remember doing this as a child :). I can't remember why I was so tempted though!!! At least your boys look adorable with their new haircuts!

January 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Well...they all still look really, really cute!

January 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

kMy daughter took a scissors to her hair last year at age 4...and then she hid all of the locks around the house!

Your boys are so damn cute...they look too grownup with those haircuts!!! :)

January 10, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

OMG! You weren't kidding when you said they got the scissors! Thank god it is hair and will grow back right? They look dapper and handsome with their new do's and it will be back to the way you like it in no time! Boys!!!

January 10, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

AHHH!!!! But they do look so handsome and grown up with their haircuts! Such beautiful boys. Like REALLY beautiful!!

January 10, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger StarTraci said...

Last summer, I had a girl's night. I went and had drinks with a friend and then we went to a movie. As the credits come to a close, I text my husband to check if all was okay. He texts back that all was fine except my three year-old daughter cut her hair. I missed the first ten minutes of the movie as I tried to discern the damage.

Well, when I finally got home, it was clear that she had done a good job on herself. Luckily, most of it was on the side so we just ended up layering her hair and cutting it from mid-back to just above shoulder but oh, the gasp!

So yes, my kids have done it! My mom says all three of us did it so I guess it is a rite of passage.

:-)
Happy New Year!
Traci

January 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

I'm so hoping mine don't ever decide to open their own salon...but I have to say, yours all look very cute with their new (professional) haircuts! I hate haircuts though, I always feel like they look so old after and it freaks me out.

January 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Callie said...

Oh yes. My then 5 almost 6 year old stepdaughter cut a chunk out of the side of her beautiful golden hair... the week I married her father.
Yikes. I had to finagle a last minute hair cut the day we picked her up before we headed down to Charleston to get married. I was horrified when I saw it. Luckily, the stylist layered the side so it wasn't as noticeable. Every time I look at her in our wedding pictures I laugh. What timing.

January 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Making It Work Mom said...

OMG they are so cute!!!! They are beautiful with hair or without. I don't know about a rite of passage, but I do know that this will be a great story to tell their girlfriends!

January 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Your boys are freakin' adorable!

And yes, my son has cut a bit of his hair with scissors. My daughter hasn't. So far.

January 10, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

OMG they were gorgeous before and are still gorgeous!
And it's hair, it grows back!
They are gorgeous...I said that already, didn't I? Well, they really are, like super cute!

January 11, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dysfunctional Mom said...

Only one of my four kids cut their hair, and it broke my heart. It was my youngest girl.
Your boys are adorable, before and after!

January 11, 2011 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

I was expecting MUCH worse!

They are so cute, they would still be cute even if they were totally bald!!

January 11, 2011 at 3:05 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Whata cute boys!! Before AND after! You are blessed...now hide those scissors!!

January 11, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

OMG!!! They look so much OLDER!

My sister did this around the age of 6 with a razor. Needless to say, she had to get a very short haircut after that. What a mess!

January 11, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Jules said...

When my son was 4 and my niece was 2 he gave her a "haircut". Right on top of her head! She had to wear big headbands with bows for a long time. There was no fixing that haircut.

January 11, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Maggi said...

I have to say that they were cute before but they are definitely still cute post-cut!

Toot hasn't tried this one yet although in a house full of craft supplies she has gotten into Mommy's glitter glue and stickers here and there. :P

January 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've got a little girl that wants long hair like Rapunzel. She stays away from scissors!

January 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

hilarious. shell, they're gorgeous.

January 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

Not yet but I used to cut my own bangs all the time so I can only assume he will. Kids are like scissor magnets! I have three pairs that are almost always where he can't get them and he will come out with them. Scissors and knifes just get into his hands. Scares the crap out of me!

January 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

The thought of my girls using scissors on their hair terrifies me.

Having said that...your boys sure do look cute with their new hairdos.

January 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Both of my girl's have. Baby Girl did twice, once right in the front. It's one of those we mommas just have to roll with. Just be glad they kept it in the family & not cut somebody else's kid's hair.

January 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

So far I have managed to keep my girls from cutting any hair...no idea how!

January 11, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

First off, they are ADORABLE! Second off... the one time I let Ella use scissors I looked over at her to see her JUST about to cut her hair.... have you seen Ella's beautiful hair? I screamed so high pitched and loud she stopped right in her tracks... now, scissors are in a locked drawer.

January 12, 2011 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Don't you just hate when they lose their lovely locks! They look like little men now! They are very cute little men but it's sad when they seem less like our little babies.

January 12, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

My roommate did this, but she was 19, and I don't know if that counts.

I remember I saw her and was like, "Wow, you got bangs!"

And she said, "Yeah, I was bored."

January 12, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Well your boys are so cute, they look good with just about any haircut.

But, not, we haven't had that happen yet. I'm sure it's just a matter of time!

January 13, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

I think they look great!

January 13, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

I know how you feel about the long hair being gone, but it doesn't look too bad.

January 14, 2011 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Mungee's Ma said...

Oh but they are still so adorable! I recently took a pair of scissors to my own hair. I had a few tufts that curled up in the front and they were so annoying. They still curl up but now they're not as long. Probably not the best solution ...

January 19, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

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