Sunday, September 14, 2008

Full Disclosure

In light of Mary Alice's post in which she is seeking the right type of loving discipline for her daughter who has cut her hair for the fourth time (please post any thoughts on this in the comments section of that post!), Mr. Incredible is demanding that I post the following picture of Dash.

I know that everyone has pictures of their kids with a big chunk of hair missing from some point during their childhood. However, the child is usually to blame for these hairstyles. Who do you think is responsible for Dash's new look?

The short answer: Texas Mommy.

The long answer: Texas Mommy....but, let me explain. I needed to cut Dash's hair on Saturday morning. Mr. Incredible was in the bathroom as well, and Dash insisted that Daddy cut his hair instead of Mommy. It usually takes me twelve seconds to cut the back and sides of Dash's hair with the clippers. Mr. Incredible was going on twelve minutes (it probably didn't help that I was standing over his shoulder telling him what to do and to do it faster). As you can imagine, a 3 year old doesn't have much patience for a haircut, so Mr. Incredible eventually handed me the clippers and left the bathroom to let me finish Dash's hair quickly. I was going to finish the right side with the clippers, not noticing that Mr. Incredible had taken off the guard to trim the back of Dash's neck.

Ahem, whoops.

Motherhood can be very humbling! Fortunately Dash has no idea!


Elena said...

Oh gosh, I once did the same to my son on his third birthday right before Sunday mass. I was just going to 'fix' the side of his hair and didn't notice that I had taken the guard off. I tried to make him wear a baseball hat to church but he took it off the minute he sat down in the pew. I haven't cut his hair since. (I'm also not allowed to cut my husband's hair anymore after I took a chunk off the front of his hair the day before starting a new job as a highschool teacher and chaplain...)

Right Said Red said...

Lol! Hysterical Tex! Thanks for posting the photo.

On a less funny note, last year when we took Charlie to the ER, we saw a kid in there (maybe 3 years old?) with his entire head wrapped in bandages. I asked what happened and his mother told me that she cut part of his ear while cutting his hair! She was humiliated and I felt terribly for her. The kid seemed fine, but the mom was so upset!

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! This happened to me about two weeks ago ... but I tried to fix it ... second mistake ... needless to say, our sweet boy with BEAUTIFUL hair now has a very short military haircut like his papa. At least his hair grows fast!

B-Mama said...

Clippers and parents are a dangerous combination! GG (hub) has been known for "forgetting" what number is on the clippers and totally shearing our children's hair. Oh well--at least it is a free haircut! lol.