Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A haircut and a hole in the wall

Well I guess it was bound to happen one of these days, I am just glad it didn't happen on my watch. Let me start at the beginning.
I recently got called to work with the Young Women at church, YAY! Well the week after I became an official YW leader it was time for Girls camp, so I loaded up the car and Enzo and I went to Girls Camp for a day. Anthony stayed home with Vincent. Enzo and I had a great day, he did so well treking through the woods.
As I was driving home Anthony called me to see how far away I was. Then the news came...he said, "Oh by the way, Vincent decided he wants a cool short summer haircut." "WHAT HAPPENED?!" I said. I knew this couldn't have been Vincent's idea. Just a few weeks ago when I was trimming his hair he told me, "Mom, don't cut it too short." (I think I already knew what happened.) Anthony continued, "Well, I was taking a nap on the couch and Vincent decided to cut his hair with the scissors you left out." (ME) "I didn't leave any scissors out, Vincent was using those to cut paper." (Anthony) "Oh, well just don't freak out when you get home."
Well when I got home I just wanted to cry. I now understand why my mother cried when my sister cut a big chunk of hair out of my bangs when I was 3. Then I got mad, how could this happen? Well I told Vincent, "we have to cut all your hair off now." Then the tears came, not mine, his. I tried to explain he would still have some hair on his head, it would just be really short. So the next day I cut off all his hair. I was so mad about the whole situation, plus Enzo was having a bad day. I think babies can sense these things. Unfortunatly my temper got the best of me and I took it out on the bathroom wall (see picture below). I now understand why little kids are so freaked out when someone changes their haircut dramatically. Several years ago when I was in beauty school I cut my hair really short for the first time. My neice was 3 at the time and didn't talk to me for a week. Thankfully Vincent is a boy and hair grows back.

I forgot to take a picture before I started cutting his hair. I had already cut a bunch off the top in this picture. But you can see how short he cut it, right to the scalp! When I was all done he was so excited to look in the mirror. He saw it and just started to cry. I had to try so hard not to cry myself, but I think he learned his lesson.


Cinna-Minnies Solid Cinnamon Country Crafts said...

I love the picture of the boys on the top of the blog. What a cute story something to tell them when they are older and married you will all have a good mom

JustusFam said...

Tell him Sis Justus thinks he looks so TOUGH!

Things' Mommy said...

Oh, Tracy...I feel your pain. He still looks adorable, but I know just how you feel. I blogged about the same thing in Feb when Meg did a doozy on her hair. The title is "Mommy is Crying." It seems so silly, but it's totally upseting!!!

Christy Tull said...


I think he looks adorable as ever! You have some beautiful children. Which niece was it that would not talk to you?

love you!

TracyB said...

Christy, It was Hannah that wouldn't talk to me. She did not like my short hair. Man that was a long time ago.

Alison B said...

I guess it is a good thing you have boys, not girls. that would have been waaaaaay more devastating if he was a girl! oh dear!!! I think he looks very cute, and very fitting for summertime!!! :)

Also fun that you are in YW!!! You are a great YW leader!!!

Amy R said...

He looks like Michael! Poor Michael... his mom only knows how to do the short haircuts.

Amber Henrie said...

I did this too! My mom (and I think any Mom that is a beautician would be extra heart broken) just wanted to die. I had the shortest haircut ever after that (and I totally looked like a boy with frizzy curly hair)