Our sweet little kids woke-up at 7:00 this morning. After lots of cuddles in bed and a couple shows on Netflix, I got up and fixed their breakfast and then headed to the bathroom to get ready. This is our daily routine.
What wasn't normal about the routine was that I walked out of our room about 30 minutes later to find a lot of my office supplies on my desk. I asked the kids what they had been doing and why my things were out. Brody said they had been cutting some things on the floor behind the couch. I assumed he meant paper, but to my surprise he did not....
This bag of hair greeted me as I rounded the corner. My first thought was that it was Brody's hair from his first haircut. I have it saved it plastic bag just like this in his baby book. Suddenly, I remembered that he couldn't reach his baby book and I started to panic. I knew the hair was Jillian's!!!
I paused for a second in my complete freak-out moment to acknowledge that Brody had nicely saved her pretty little curls in a bag for me. One positive in this situation, right? :)
I quickly got the story on exactly what happened. I don't usually leave scissors within reach, but had left a pair in my desk drawer for the past couple of weeks. Regardless, this is something that he definitely knew he should not do and obviously made a poor choice that had some tough consequences for him and for Jillian's hair.
This is the end result of the cut. Thankfully it doesn't look drastically different from how it looked before the cut. Just a little shorter all over.
I asked her how she felt when Brody cut her hair and she made her sad face. It's totally fake, as I am sure she was loving the sneaky adventure with him.
This section here at the top seems to be the worst. He basically cut it to the scalp. This will be a little weird growing out, but it's just hair and it will eventually grow.
Even though I probably didn't react as calmly as I should have, I was able to stop and be thankful for a few things:
1. He didn't cut that much of her hair. I am SOOO thankful for that! And hair grows back. Easy fix! :)
2. He cleaned-up his own mess and saved the hair for me. It makes the story even more memorable.
3. He was genuinely sorry and I think this will be his one and only hair cutting experience.
4. We have yet another hilarious story to look back on and laugh at one day.
5. If this is the worst thing going on at our house today, then we are VERY blessed!
And for the best part of the story...
When I got on my laptop to blog these pictures, photo booth was pulled-up and this is what I found (our kids love photo booth so it's not uncommon for me to find pictures on there)....
And that just sums-up our morning!! I love these two crazy kids so much!
Have a great Tuesday!