Sunday, November 23, 2008

Is It Unreasonable to Hate Bangs This Much?

Hey, remember back in February and March when I was complaining that Lula needed a haircut? Guess who still hasn't gotten a haircut?

While part of me recognizes that she needs her first haircut, another part of me screeches "NOOOOOOO don't cut her hair!" at the top of its lungs. The screeching part wins.

The problem? Lula refuses to wear hair accessories. Yanks them out immediately. So I'm left with a kid with hair in her eyes. And a husband who constantly threatens to cut her hair, but backs down when the screeching starts.

I hate bangs. Growing out bangs sucks. Once little girls have bangs, they're stuck with them. I don't want her to have bangs.

I've tried complimenting her. We tell her how lovely she looks every time I put a clip or elastic in her hair. She smiles prettily after I've wrestled something into her unruly mop and she says "Lula booteefew." Then she immediately claws out whatever I've put in there and hands it to me, helpfully pointing out - in case I hadn't noticed - "Lula take it owt."

I've tried scolding her, but then immediately feel like a jerk. Suddenly I'm the asshole yelling at her kid over a damn barrette.

I've tried grabbing her hand, but she's faster than me. And more determined. If I manage to stop her the first time, she'll just pull it out later when I'm not looking.

Instead I plead with her. "Lula, you have to leave that in or Papa is going to cut your hair."

That doesn't keep her hair accessories in, but it's working on Bump. It will probably postpone my baby girl's first haircut for a few more months.
What are you talking about? My hair is fine.
Oh. That.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Lula is so pretty! Maybe a little bang trim...unless you start working the eighties bangs. Then you don't need any barrettes, just lots of hairspray.

Anne said...

Aieeeeeee they are so adorable I want to cry!!

I will be back to play Wii again and love on them more in a couple of weeks ...

Ken and Belly said...

It looks like she's already rockin a modified side-swept bangs look-- the wisps will tuck behind her ears before you know it. Stay strong, LHM! You're already at the tipping point! Cut them now and you're only delaying the pain she'll cause while whining her way through the eventual growing-out because growing out little-girl bangs SUCKS (I know! Firsthand!).

Does she like headbands? Even hats?

Em said...

I agree that she is perfect the way she is. Lucy refuses hair accessories on a regular basis. Maybe something from Santa would appeal?

runnermom said...

We go through the same thing over here! Alia refuses to keep any kind of accessory in her hair!

Then, we go to family gatherings and I get the oh-so-helpful comments from extended family like, "You know, you should really try putting a barrette in her hair." Oh, really?? I hadn't thought of that!!

Hang in there! It can only get better... right?? :)

Violet said...

I cut my little girl's bangs, thereby dooming myself to monthly trims at home for the next ten years (give or take). I wish I'd had more patience...

Aunt Bob said...

Geez -- she looks like a GIRL (as opposed to a baby, which she still is).

Devra said...

Do you hate my bangs? Now I feel all insecure...

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