Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Home Haircut or Poor L-Boy

A couple of days ago Tracy M. (DandelionMama) posted the sad and funny tale of her attempt at the home hair cut. I post my comment from her blog to record it for my posterity:



Just last week we had our own haircutting issue. My nine year old was a-nagging. (Cut my hair, Mom. Cut. My. Hair. Mom. Cutmyhairmom. OK already.) The clippers were in dad’s room. Dad was asleep. So the monkey got me the scissors. And to just make him stop, fully planning on fixing it in a few minutes when his dad got up, I began cutting concentric circles into his hair. We were both laughing. Soon dad was up and we got the clippers. As I flipped them on, there was a flash and a pop and it was over. No more clippers. I had a smokey black spot on my hand and my son looked like he had crop circles on his head. To fix it, I had to shave him nearly bald with his dad’s electric razor trimmy thing. He would not let me take his picture for my blog, but this aerial photo gives you a good idea of what it looked like. Poor, poor L-boy. I'm glad he still loves me.

10 comments:

Nancy Face said...

Being a hair stylist, I found this particularly amusing, tee hee! :D

Thanks for visiting my silly blog and commenting! :)

Chris 'n Nats Crew said...

I would've loaned you our clippers!

6k9s said...

I think you should have left the crop circles. It would have been stylin'

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My older son's hair grows like they're little brown porcupine quills sticking up in spiky points all over his head. There is no styling it and I have resigned myself to the fact that I have no choice but to shave it down every few weeks.

My Papi tried to cut his hair himself about 6 months ago when we had ZERO money in the bank. He cut cutting and cutting to get it even and finally just shaved his whole head. He looked like a fuzzy Mexican melon until it all grew back.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

If I was a little more educated in the ways of hair styling I'd like to cut a message into the back of all my kids' hair much like the ones you see on the back of commercial trucks......

To Report Any Bad Behavior Or Mischief Call
1-800-867-5309

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I would have titled this post as....

The Day Our Crop Circles Turned Into 'Oh CRAP' Circles!

backup title:
Circular Reasonings :)

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Oh by the way, Suzanne had two pairs of different black&white stripey socks, a pink pair with a green frog on it and a pink and black striped pair of slipper socks.

Jami said...

Nancy Face--No problem. I like silly blogs. The SOX were fun. Thanks for my first comment EVER.

Nat--I should've asked. It's been three weeks and he's just beginning to look "summer cut" normal.

6k9s--Yeah, like you wouldn't have flipped out over the hideousness.

elastic-Babe, you're messing with my stats. :) Your titles will always beat my titles because you are the best and your mind works in wondrous ways. Thanks for the description of S's sox. I almost feel like I was there. You know the only reason I got a blog was so you could poke around my life. Enjoy.

Jay said...

Oh, gosh, that is SO funny! My boys still beg me to cut their hair and they're both grown up and moved out! LOL! I'm always a little fearful that I'll make a mess of it, but they're philosophical. They always say, well, if it goes wrong, you can shave it. But ... they know how much I love their hair longer! It's so cruel!!

Poor L-boy!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, bummer! The picture isn't showing up. It's says currently unavailable. I guess that's b/c you told them I was coming, huh? Still, way funny. I will probably have to shave my kids head too.