Thursday, September 8, 2011

Oops! They did it again.

At this point, we just don't know what to do with these girls.  We've put on safety locks on the appropriate doors.  Anything the shouldn't have was placed well out of reach.  However, where there's a will, there's a way. 

Again this morning, Natalie woke us up saying that Leah was being 'naughty'.  The casualties this morning were the qtips (which were strewn about their room), a full container of Victoria's Secret lotion (which got smeared all over their carpeting) and a pair of scissors.  Yes. Scissors.

At first, I was relieved to see that there was no hair on the bedroom floor.  These scissors were WELL out of reach of BOTH girls.  However, miss Natalie got the stool and helped herself ONTO the counter to get them. 

After using the bathroom and seeing hair on the floor, my heart dropped a bit:

I *know* that most little girls do this to each other.  I was really hoping my girls wouldn't do this.  REALLY hoping.  

I have to admit, it made me cry.  Little Leah has the most gorgeous hair and I had NO INTENTIONS of cutting it.  

Would you take her in to have it cut?  

Aside from sticking our girls in a cage or padded room, I haven't a clue of what to do with them.  I guess I expected a bit more sugar than spice from my girls and this 'everything nice' has yet to be seen.  

Natalie knows she's been naughty and will tell us just that.  Yet she continues to do stuff like this.  Prevention is key, yes.  But I doubt CPS will approve of the solutions I provided above.  'Til then, I guess we just have to brace ourselves.


  1. Uh-oh. That is no good. But, please, I implore you to get it cut. She looks like she has a lopsided mullet. :-)

    Surprisingly, none of my girls have ever cut their hair. But, I've heard that if they do it once they are bound to strike again. I've no idea how you would stop it.

  2. I would be willing to cut it if you'd like... certainly cheaper than taking her in. ;) She just needs a few more layers cut so it doesn't look so goofy. Otherwise, I found out today that you can print a coupon for $4 off your first kid cut at Kids' Hair. Then the cost is only $11.50 for the cut. I took Chase in today (because he wants his hair longer, but I was worried I'd make the cut look too girly... LOL) and am pleased with the results.

    As for prevention, I have no idea! I've been to your house and seen the ridiculous amount of kid locks you have on doors and everything else. LOL Maybe you need to lock the stools in a closet as well?? ;)

  3. Ok, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, boys are much easier than girls when it comes to parenting! Good luck with those best advice would be to offer rewards for good behavior, and make sure they understand what that means! lol (Telling a kid to "be good" often backfires!)
    Good luck and God bless, if nothing else, it makes for interesting blogging!

  4. Jenny - It does look better now that she's had a bath. Still doesn't look great. SO SAD!

    Kristin - I will check with the hubby and see what he says about cutting it. I can't believe Chase wants his LONGER! And, yes, the locks and 'security measures' in place in my house are a little sad.

    Tracey - I'm finding that my previous notions of how girls act/behave were COMPLETELY wrong. I just don't get it. And, yes, interesting blogging it does make for. I'm hoping to write it all down so I can make a book some day. If anything else, it will make other people think more highly of their children. LOL

  5. I have so been there! At least the hair cutting part. I used to be more focused with teaching preschool activities during daycare. Eden and her cousin Beth cut their hair at the end of "scissors safety week". How appropriate was THAT?! And yes, they were old enough to know better! I think Eden must have been 5, and Beth is a year and a half older than her. Ugh.

    I think Malachi would give your girls a run for their money. He is purposefully disobedient and destructive. It is not curiousity. That child is bent on going is own way!

  6. Oh, have to add, I am daily concerned that Tirzah's hair is going to get cut. If I had to bet on it, I would be willing to bet Malachi will be the first one to do it. In fact, I'm surprised he hasn't yet!