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Laurel has spent most of the afternoon alternately grumbling and crying over her perception that someone was being really mean to her by canceling our flight this afternoon. She talked to my mom and sister about the weather there and we watched a news segment on it too, but with overcast weather here in the 60s she's just not grasping it. I finally put in my earplugs and told her to let me know when she was done crying and using her whiny voice.

I sat down in front of the TV with my earplugs on and was half-consciously watching some design show on HGTV when she finally quieted down and emerged from her bedroom with ballpoint pen ink on her face. She said her face itched.

I replied it would itch less if she took her washcloth in the bathroom and washed the ink off her face, then I noticed her hair looked funny. She cut about 60% of her bangs to less than an inch from her hairline, and a couple bits in the tapered length working up to her bangs. For lack of a more delicate term, she looks mentally challenged.

We're taking her to Great Clips this evening to see what they can do with her hair.

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redqueenofevil
Dec. 20th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh for short hair. You should probably take a picture just for posterity. I chopped my hair ridiculously short once, because I didn't want my grandma cutting it (she would have given me a bowl cut). I looked like a boy for three months.
oddharmonic
Dec. 22nd, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
I had a pixie crop one summer and did get mistaken for a boy several times.

I've taken before and after pictures I'll post before we leave on vacation. I keep giggling every time I look at her head on.
greeneyed_devil
Dec. 21st, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Aww! Yes, definitely take a picture. It's so cute when they do that, but at the same time, if I were a parent I'd be miffed. I have a picture of me after I chopped my bangs off.
rosedoe
Dec. 21st, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Crystal did that at the tender age of 3. Her hair STILL hasn't grown out right. (She's six and a half now.) But she took the middle of her hair and cut it not her bangs. I also know a girl at the dance studio who at the age of 13 thought it would be super cool to hole punch her hair. Only the hole didn't stay in her hair. It just cut it. *nods* Moron. But I love Bailley and I've known her since she was in her mommy's belly so I can call her a moron.
cadswhim
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Man... it so wasn't worth it... all she had to look forward to was sitting in the airport and wishing that somebody'd shuttle her around on a snowmobile...
oddharmonic
Dec. 22nd, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Sitting at DEN would be fun for her since she'd theoretically get to see my brother-in-law. She loves the crap out of him.

Once I heard from him about the weather there, I immediately called the airline to adjust our itinerary because if we went ahead to the airport I'd have to cough up $30-40 to take the Super Shuttle home. The bus is an option, but a big PITA to wrangle Laurel and all our luggage through a couple of connections.
polyhymnia
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Heh, I did that when I was a kid. I was trying to grow out my bangs and they got long, and I got annoyed with them. My parents were furious. The pictures from that time are hilarious in retrospect. I didn't realize it was so common!
rainingvodka
Dec. 21st, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
i'd suggest clippers and no plastic extension.

but I'm evil and mean.

=)

I'm sad your flight was canceled though =(
oddharmonic
Dec. 21st, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
I thought giving her a pixie crop with the guard on the clippers to make her new bang length look intentional, but it wouldn't suit her face shape. Her bangs should grow back enough to look normal in time for spring school photos, so evening them out was good enough.

I don't mind that the flight was canceled because it's over an hour's drive to my parents' from the airport in good weather, so we might have spent more time on the road than in flight in blizzard road conditions. I've had my fill of that, thank you. (:
paradoxymoron
Dec. 21st, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
give the sprogling a fauxhawk?
oddharmonic
Dec. 21st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
No. She now has extremely short bangs that make her look like she has a disproportionately large forehead, but I figure it's not going to emotionally damage her for life to have a goofy-looking haircut while it grows out.

One guy did chuckle at her hair while we were at lunch today, but I think it was because he heard me tell her to not go out the door without an adult's hand because she looked like she really needed adult supervision with her goofy hair. (:

It's really eating her right now that she's on total scissors restriction. It figures that not having mostly free reign to use the safety scissors is more upsetting to her than the fact that she cut her own hair and required an emergency trip to get her hair cut. (Luckily it was the 11th cut free or whatever ordinal number they use at Great Clips, so it only cost us a tip.)
starzz
Dec. 21st, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
hehe don't you love kids!
phoena
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I hope it can be fixed!! I hope she feels less upset about the delay today.
oddharmonic
Dec. 22nd, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Her bangs are now even at the expense of her looking like she has a giant forehead.

Today she talked to my sister and mother and Himself's mother about the snow there. We found out that Himself's grandmother is stuck here in Texas because her flight to Denver was canceled too, but I think her flight was out of Austin.
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