Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Do-it-Yourself gone wrong!

Was it really worth the $10 I saved on a haircut? Not sure!

My mom used to cut our hair when we were kids; but now that I think about it, my brothers and I all had the same cut. I don't know if it was worse for me or them? I did get mistaken for a boy quite a bit, so perhaps it wasn't a flattering cut. But how hard could it be?

I got inspired to buy baby clippers for Braden when I saw a friend, Rose's son's hair. He looked so sweet. Perfectly cut. Not too short and not too long. Rose said it was easy. She told me she followed the directions on the DVD and it was as easy as that.

"Okay, I can do that", I thought. Besides, think of all the money we'd save on haircuts. I don't even cut my own hair more than 4 times a year because I hate to spend the money. It's either that or I want to be sure it's long enough so I don't get mistaken for a boy anymore?! :)

In any case, I jumped on Amazon that night and ordered the clippers. In two days they were at my door step.

It was time for a haircut.

Because I lack the patience and time to watch the DVD, I skipped straight to the cutting.

What was I thinking? It was late in the afternoon and Braden hadn't eaten. It wasn't the right time. But when I get something in my head... there is no stopping me. So we started.

OH NO~ What was I thinking?

Okay, just a little more here to even it out.

Ooops... a tiny bit more on top so it doesn't look like a bad mohawk.

Hmmm... now that looks funny, let me just trim the sides a bit.

AAAAHHHH.... nope, not quite right- a little more here... a tad over there....


I just clipped the whole thing at it's shortest length.

UGH! Now he looks like a military school boy!

Oh my goodness... he looks like a boy! A four year old boy! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Where has my little toddler gone?

Who would have thought a haircut could change someones look so significantly?

What have a done?


Keep in mind this experience was not a pleasant one for Braden. He hated every minute of it. The itchiness, the sitting still! All of it.

The good news is, that it grows back!

I better watch the DVD next time.

Not sure this Do-it-Yourself was worth the $10!


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