Friday, July 8, 2011

What You Do When Waiting For Baby to Arrive? Cut Your Hair?

Yesterday we were having a pleasant time with a leisurely morning.  My daughter said to me, "Mom cut my hair".  I said "All right", assuming I would be trimming her long locks. 
I went in to the sink where she was and found her with her hair up in a long pony tail on top of her head.  I decided that she had decided against cutting her hair. Oh no, she motioned to the scissors and said "Would you get a measuring tape, please?"  My mind was wondering, 'what is she doing?'  Okay, I finally said, "How am I cutting you hair?"  She now remembers she has forgotten to tell me that her plan is to have 10" and donate to Locks of Love. (Locks of Love  is an organization the takes the hair you donate... at least 10" and helps disadvantaged children suffering from hair loss. It is a very worthy cause.)
We measured. Sure enough there was 11" enough to spare.  She motioned where she wanted me to cut. I did and my eyes widened as she took off the third pony tail holder and ruffled her hair. 
Some way she had pulled it up, she ended up with a small section of 1" hair at a cow lick at the very top.  There were uneven areas all over. (We did not get a picture of this, must have been the shock.) She looked at herself in the mirror with bewilderment and said "The last time we did it, it just fell in nicely around my head.  Can you even it out?"   "Nope", says I "not even.  Do you have a hair dresser you can call?'  She was disappointed, but called and they said come on in.

The girls and I went for a drive while she was in the salon.  We all clapped when she came out in a very flattering style.  They didn't even try and deal with the 1" section but layered the hair.




When we arrived home, I told my daughter, if she was bored, I could think of a lot better ways to pass the time while waiting for the baby to come. ; )
All is well that ends well. 

11 comments:

Brian Langley said...

My wife Jennifer donated 18 inches to locks of love when she was Pregant

Pirate Princess said...

Awesome - mine won't grow that long any more. :D

bettyl said...

What an incredible thing to do! Give her a congrats hug for me!

Carol said...

One of my most fav things to do, grow it out and donate it to Locks of Love. So love hearing of others that do it, the new do is toooo cute from the back!

Hummer said...

Thank you all for the comments. I am awesomeized by the number of people I now know that have done Lock of Love. Brian, 18" wow. Carol you awesome lady.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I know that moment of shock - I've had to go to a stylist to repair my home haircut mistakes. Fortunately, it grows back. And her new cut does look very cute.

Warren Kirkby said...

My granddaughter when she was 9 years old cut 12"of and donated it to locks of love. She is now 13 and has done it 3 more times.

Hummer said...

Warren that is wonderful. I know you are proud of those girls. : )

Wendy said...

What a nice thing to do! Wish mine would grow that long, but those days are over.
Isn't it exciting to wait for a baby??
Hugs

Brady and Jess said...

Hey...how many blogs do you have? Whoch do I follow? :)

Hummer said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. I am getting ready to post about our new arrival.. Yes, I am late. Jess, I have three blogs, one is my camera blog, this one is my efforts to become normal after my husband died, and the other is my genealogy blog. Will love to have you follow any, love to shar.