Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ambivalence

It occurred to me this morning that I'm a bit mixed up.  Part of me is on the verge of being an old lady, another part of me is definitely kindergartner

A few days ago, my bangs were irritating me.  Gettin' in my eyes, doing funky things when I tried to curl them, you name it, they were/were not doing it (the "not" is for the things I wanted them to do).  So I did what any impulsive 5 year old would do, I grabbed a scissors (DH's mustache scissors were conveniently at hand, which is really a step up from the cuticle scissors, which I have also used upon occasion when sorely tried by my hair) and abbreviated them.  I have it down to a science - comb it all into a clump, grab, and snip.

Except this particular time, I apparently was in too much of a hurry to grab ALL of my bangs.  So when I was finished, I had shorter bangs in the front, and longer ones on top of that.  And in such a manner as to look particularly ridiculous.

I was immediately taken back to my elder daughter's haircutting binge.  For three years in a row, starting at age 3, she chopped a nice meaty section right out of her bangs, somewhere in the vicinity of oh, I dunno, the scalp.  Generally before a holiday where pictures were desirable.  (For some reason there is no photographic record of my younger daughter's hairdressing career, although I do remember she did some rather injudicious trimming of her own a time or two).  I consoled myself with the clarification that a) my cut was nowhere near the scalp, b) I used real scissors, and c) hardly got any thrill at all from the sound of blades cutting hair.

This morning I finally got around to fixing it - I used real scissors and combed it and everything.  Mulled over the kindergartner/old lady thing and decided not to think about it any more :) 

After all, I'll be too busy thinking up an excuse to tell my hairdresser...

5 comments:

Molly Joy said...

I won't tell our hairdresser the truth if you don't out me about my most recent whoops...

Deal??

Elaine said...

Julie, this reminded me of the days not that long ago where I cut my own bangs. It took me forever to figure out what I was doing wrong. I decided that just above the eyebrows was a good place to cut. What I was doing though was raising my eyebrows as I was looking in the mirror...LOL. I just could not figure out for the longest time why my bangs were almost at the scalp line. DUH! Thanks once again for putting humor into our ordinary lives.
Elaine

MamaB said...

Hmmmm Molly opened herself up with this one....dare we ask???? lol

Julie (It is.) said...

LOL, Molly saved all her haircutting for her adult years. Our hairdresser had an interesting set of issues to solve at Muff's last haircut. We'll just leave it at that, beyond underscoring that she did not fess up...

Frani_54 said...

LOL love the story! I cut my own bangs inbetween haircuts, well because my hair grows so darn fast. Once in a while I do mess it up....during one of these times I went to my hairdresser for my appointed haircut, and she asked me if I had been chopping on my bangs again....with a really straight face, I told her no, she was the last person to cut my hair.....LOL....you should have seen her face, I took pity on her and told her yes, I messed up my bangs this last time......