About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The worst kind of Irony

The other day I was talking to my mom about the frustrations that we are currently having with Haydn. My dad, being the wise man that he is commented that she is much like I was at that age and that I turned out quite well, so there is hope - right? Well, I now wonder how much like me she is...

Today was an interesting day for Haydn. First, she thought it would be fun to hang from the letters on the dressing room door at the store and broke one off -

Then she decided to draw all over herself with my dark red lip gloss she found in the car... so there wasn't any stopping her then. I couldn't even get it off with eye makeup remover.

THEN... when I was downstairs trying to keep Weldon out of the dirty dishes in the sink and fixing noodles for dinner Haydn and Emma were having a bit of fun upstairs. Now let me just say this, I have had friends that have shared their stories of daughters giving themselves "princess haircuts". I just laughed with them and thought to myself, Haydn is too smart to do that! Well... this is where the Irony comes in.
Haydn decided that she needed her bangs cut. At first I saw just the bangs and I was very upset. Then after taking her to the mirror to show her what she did, I saw the rest! I asked her where all her hair was and she showed me. My anger turned into amusement, when I realized that my daughter hadn't just cut her bangs, but cut off almost all of her hair! That old saying, don't laugh because it will happen to you... if not worse... is so true! I will post pictures of her fixed hair as soon as I know what to do! Enjoy!


Megan said...

Grace chopped alot off on the back of her head just a few months ago and it seems to have grown back fairly quickly. Good luck!

Chandler said...

YIKES! I am SO not laughing...i don't want it to happen at my house too!
you'll have to post some of her "new do" pics too after it's fixed for a little peace of mind.

Shortcake said...

I'm glad I came across your blog! I had to laugh and those pictures and I'm sure that one day I will share that experience with my daughter.

CaliforniaCoxs said...

I couldn't help but laugh, and now I have jinxed myself! It's amazing how fast these kids can get into stuff. Thanks for sharing your story!

Screwed Up Texan said...

My husband has the most gorgeously long eyelashes. When he was little all the aunts and sisters in the ward would melt over his eyelashes and exclaim how beautiful they were.

One day he had enough.

His mother found him in the bathroom with a pair of scissors. He had cut his EYELASHES off!

Chris and Mel said...

oh mandi! i believe i just wrote a similar post a few months back- never exempt are we? i love it...

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