What would your thoughts be if your scallywag middle child woke you up in the morning asking for the dustpan and brush? 

With any experience of my particualr scallywag you'd most likely wake right up and ask more clearly than you felt: what for? 

To which the scallywag would state that she didn't want long hair any more and was also Doing Some Craft. 

Cue waking right up enough to turn the light on to inspect the damage.

We got off lightly. 

I've seen fringes (er, my own) much worse than this. 

Just some chunks off the side and out of the back. 

But quite determined she did not want the planned-on talked-about Rapunzel locks any more. 

Hair art


And so, the second 'can you fix this?' visit to the hairdressers for this family in two weeks (er, earlier one may have been to fix a dreadful fringe cut I gave myself. I know. It's genetic. That's enough out of you.)

Cut it short please

Like my brothers


Life with this smallie is a ride, that's for sure. She lives right at the very edges of her skin and pushes me to mine. Crazy as a coconut. Takes after her father.



I think it suits her. 

Suits her

Ever cut your own hair? Got a head shaving story from uni? (I do.) A dreadful habit of snipping split ends? It's not really just me is it?



17 Comments on “inevitable

June 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Ooh I’ve got a story!!
My older sister (she was 4 and I was 3) thought she would like to be a hair dresser one day….she trimmed my whole pony tail off at the hair band :'(
Mum eventually found her hiding in the wardrobe 1/2 an hour later, and ever since my nickname has been Jim!

The bob is gorgeous, really suits her!

Alex Nolan
June 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

Gorgeous! And I love the photo of the wellies! And no, no self-cutting story, but I did once ask Rick to trim my hair, which he diligently did, and when I’d seen that it wasn’t too bad at all, I thought I’d ask him to cut the layers in it too. This wouldn’t have been too bad, but by the time he’d finished, it did look just like I had two differnt haircuts – one on top of the other! Very funny and needless to say, didn’t ask him again! And I probably haven’t thought about that in some time! x

June 10, 2011 at 6:20 am

That was so funny and sweet – my heart would be in my mouth if my little girl had said that to me … Your little one really suits her new do x

When I was a teenager I let my best friend get to work on my very long curly hair and went home with it being short as short can be well up to my ears. I remember my mums face when she came home from work – not horror exactly but a kind of smirk thing. But I absolutely loved my new hair do and started to discover hair products and hairdyes etc ….

I am so looking forward to all this with my little girl Miss Ells.

Have a good weekend!

Leah x

June 10, 2011 at 6:35 am

That’s Gold. Not so much that she cut her own hair but that she asked for a dustpan and brush…and the craft comment! My best friends sister chopped one of her bunches off and left it on the sofa for their mum to find, with hairband still attached 🙂

June 10, 2011 at 7:38 am

ahhh yes, the shaved head at uni… the home haircuts (the ones done by IWM don’t count because they were good)… the at-home hair colours with the inky smudges left too long around the hairline… but that’s the stuff of our high school/uni memories!

Plus, your hair right now is looking just so so fabulous.

Would it be too uncool if I got the identical haircut as you but just in a different shade? I’ve got haircut booked in 2 weeks so pls give your opinion before then 🙂

June 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

Opps. Forgot to say how much I like Til’s new haircut (the one done by the hairdresser). It really suits her and it makes her hair look really thick and gorgeous!

June 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

When I was four and my sister was about two she’d *just* got hair. Beautiful, pure-white locks. I decided to “play hairdressers” with her and snipped her hair pretty much at the roots. I still remember my mum sobbing…

And, of course, I’ll never live it down either. Family lore…

June 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Just remembered another sad tale about cutting hair- a little girl I taught a few years ago actually cut her eyelashes! It looked so odd when you looked at her and nothing could be done. Her mother, understandably, had an utter freak out at the danger of it all!

Wendy B
June 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Gorgeous post – Bless this little one 🙂 for her little person humour.

green ink
June 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

The line I love the most in this post is “she lives right at the very edges of her skin”. What an image that is.

I’m one of four and when I was 4 and the second eldest was nearly 3, we played hairdressers and my sister’s gorgeous mop of hazelnut curls got lopped off. When it grew back, it was straight! I don’t think my mother ever quite forgave me.

June 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Arrgh! The hair band?!! Thanks for that one!

June 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

That is priceless…I just love the craft with her locks glued to it!!! No crazy hair stories I am afraid (or am i!). However my husband decided one day to chop off my little boy’s golden curls without consulting me first…I would never have let him do it mind you. His curls never grew back. I found out from my mother in law later that my husband’s father did the same to his hair when he was just a little boy. That made me even crosser…if that was actually possible! I love tilly’s hair too, looks so sweet.

June 11, 2011 at 7:24 am

Oh what cute Cut! I was imagining the sit bolt upright awake response I would have give to this! lol I have taken to cutting my own fringe again in the last 6 months or so, but am going to have to bite the bullet and find a hairdresser soon, as the rest needs a good trim and I do not trust myself to tackle that.

Hear Mum Roar
June 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I just love that she did some art featuring real human hair LOL! So creative. I guess at least she didn’t give herself a mohawk!

June 13, 2011 at 6:53 am

Hey, how come we get photos of hers but not yours?!!

July 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

“crazy as a coconut” may be my new favorite phrase.

I got a bob from a friend in college. The hairdresser who fixed it up asked how much we had been drinking. The honest answer: nothing. Maybe it was all the giggling that did it!

Your babe’s bob looks great!

hair re-growth for men
July 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Your baby looks cute with her new hair cut.


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