Friday, November 14, 2008

what the heck!

a few days ago katelyn told me she really wanted to cut her hair short. she's been growing it out for 2 years, so i asked her why. she said, "i don't know...i just do." i said, "you've wanted it long forever, and now it finally is...plus your daddy will never fo gor that." she knew that was true, so she didn't even argue. (that should have been my first warning sign something was up.) last night annie had a homework project that including gluing and cutting. we sat at the table and got to work. after katelyn was done with her homework she got up from the table and went into the family room to watch TV...or so i thought. i was still helping annie out when derek got home. he walked into the bathroom and said, "what's all this hair in the garbage can?" katelyn said she cut her doll's hair, which is totally believable, and that was that. after dinner the girls went up stairs to shower, and then derek went up to put them to bed and i left to go work out. this morning katelyn told me she wanted to do her own hair. she just brushed it and wanted it hanging down, and there was one part that was kinda "bed head" on top so i was fixing it for her. she kept pulling all of her hair to the side and telling me she wanted it like that. when she wouldn't stop doing that i took a better look and saw this...she instantly started bawling. she was terrified that i was going to seriously hurt her i think. i couldn't even be mad. i was trying really hard not to laugh actually. she had to apologize to her dad for lying about the hair in the garbage can, and she had to go to school with her home grown hair cut. but when she got home i took her to get it cut (which she paid for with her own $). i guess it's time to let her decide how she wants her hair. i feel bad i didn't listen to her when she first asked me she wanted it cut, but being a girl myself...i know what haircut remorse feels like and i didn't want her to go through that. she's been growing it for so long, and i really don't think she realizes how long it's going to take if she wants it long again. as for right now she loves her new haircut, and that's what matters. (i drove her out to derek's work after her hair cut and she was fighting back the tears the whole time because she was afraid derek wasn't going to like it. when he saw her he told her how much he likes it and after that she was sold!) i am very sad her long beautiful hair is gone though...i have to admit that. (maybe that's how derek felt when i cut my hair...ouch. sorry derek!) oh, last week katelyn had her hair trimmed by my friend, teri. when she was there teri told her about "locks of love". this morning i started to tell katelyn about it and she said, "i know mom. you give them your hair and they make wigs for sick kids." this is why katelyn's hair is SO short. it has to be 10 inches to donate, and kate really wanted to donate hers so teri had to cut it this short.BEFORE


11 comments:

The Kahumokus said...

She looks EXTREMELY cute! I really like the new cut. Hair is hair...it will grow back. I can't believe she tried to cut it herself though!!

Kyle and Janel said...

What a sweet girl. I love the haircut, she looks beautiful. (now I have the heads up on what I can look forward to when my little Kambryn gets to be alittle older and can voice her opinion!!)

Just Too Swift said...

She is so cute! I love the haircut, too.

CARISSA said...

OH MY GOSH. I am so glad we got all the picture of her when we did with the long locks. But her new style is so cute and sassy! My hair was as long as hers when I got married. I'm VERY sad I cut it.

the heiner family said...

I love it! But I love short hair. When I saw Katie today, from the front, I thought she already had it cut so I almost said "how cute!" but that must have been her own doing because then she turned around and it was long....now I am sot quite so confused!

rachaeljanae said...

She is brave! I didn't cut my hair until college because I knew my daddy wouldn't like it. Now, I'll probably never grow it out again. Very cute!

Megs said...

Hysterical story, and we ALL love her new haircut! Amanda wants Katelyn to know she thinks it is really cool that she donated her hair to Locks of Love! She rocks, and the short cut looks so dang cute on her! I have the opposite problem, Amanda has such fine hair that it looks more full when it is short...but she wants to grow it out. *sigh* :) But I figure it is thier hair, so I have been letting them get it cut how they want, regardless what I think. It is hard to not do it how I think would be best! I totally understand your pain!! :)

melinda said...

That is the cutest post EVER! It totally made me cry on the part about how she was scared her dad wouldn't like it. Gosh what a cute girl! She looks adorable. Girls just gotta have a change sometimes. I'm right there with ya Kate! ;)

karagal said...

So funny! Your girls are so cute.

Ruth said...

What a change, but so cute either way! I don't want Emma to see, because that's exactly how she wants her hair. She's been asking for over a year now. Lucky for us she hasn't experimented with the scissors...YET!

Becks said...

aaaahhh shes sooo cute!!!!!! did u guys donate it??