When You Accidentally Take Your Child to a Butcher Shop

When You Accidentally Take Your Child to Butcher Shop

Everyone gets bad haircuts. It’s just a fact of life. However, it’s nothing we ever want for our kids. So I walked my daughter out of Walmart Monday with a cut that made me want to cover her head with a bandanna and run through the parking lot before anyone she knows could possibly see her.

I was embarrassed for her. I wanted to cry for her. I wanted to wring that young little girl’s neck who looked at the pixie cut on the wall and said, “Yeah, I can do that.” and then proceeded to hack at my daughter’s hair until she was left looking like a Barbie in Sid’s toy box concentration camp.

So I took her to a friend, who proceeded to hack off more in an effort to actually make it look like a cut. It’s short. I mean, shorter than I would have ever wanted it, but at least now her bangs are straight and not looking like a template for a chevron design.

This morning I’m getting her ready for school, and we washed and blew her hair dry and then I styled it. Spiky in the back and a bit in the front and she just grinned.

“I look like Katy Perry. Or Pink. Mama, I look like a Rock Star!”

And we’re okay. We’re okay…


10 responses to “When You Accidentally Take Your Child to a Butcher Shop”

    • Thanks! Me too! I always worry about the other kids in school. Children can be so cruel…but I think she’s got a good attitude about it, so hopefully it won’t be a total disaster.

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  1. Awww! Poor thing! When I was little I watched “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” then proceeded to go in my room and cut all my hair off. I think my Mom was much more upset about it than I was. Luckily this also seems to be the case with you guys.

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    • I can’t even imagine. I try to let her do her own thing with her hair, and she’s wanted it rockstar short for awhile. It was short…this was drastic, but she’s okay with it and so I’m smiling through it. Amazing the things that bother parents and seem to roll right off our kids’ shoulders.

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        • Oh well, who can blame her. I mean, obviously an outfit can only be worn once. -Sarcasm- We go through the same thing here lol. “I can’t wear that! I’ve ALREADY worn it.” -Hands on hips and dramatic flare.- Yes…miniature divas.

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  2. She sounds like a very positive & confident young lady! This reminded me of the time my naturally curly hair was hacked at so badly by a friends hairdresser that I was called “bald sparrow” for months – and I was at college!!

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    • Bald Sparrow? Oh no. People are terrible.

      My mother gave me a perm when I was in elementary school. I became known as Afro overnight. It was frightening.

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