Monday, February 18, 2008

Dear God.. I need help...

Remember me? well I have a dilema today and I need your help. I have this urge to choke the *&^%^ out of my kid.
ya see she is home with fever and I still have the flu. So I know this is starting out on kinda a bad note. She was feeling better and Me too a little, so I had this bright idea for some Mommy/Bella time you know, like a good parent and all should. Giving myself a gold star for the thought.
I also have an article due for Iscrap, so Thought I could do this with her and get her involved. We would scrap together and spend a glorious moment sharing something. Have one of those moments you know they sing about in meadows on television commercials and dance around in lovely frocks...
Yeah, well... ok that was good.. IN THEORY.

So she cuts out the shamrock she colored to go as an embellishment on her page (the theme is St Paddys day) and Im sooo proud of how good she can cut and how well she does... mmmhmmm I will have to remember this in a few minutes.

She says "Mommy I fink we needs some wibbon to go on here" I think what a GREAT IDEA, SMART ANGELIC CHILD that is so cute to think like me. Yeah notice the sweet angelic part right now in this story...

SO I get up walk to my scrap room and cut off about a foot of ribbon.
I come back and she is all hunched over in the floor and I'm thinking OH NO she is having another sick spell. SO very motherly I walk up and go "sweetie are you ok? "Does your tummy hurt?" and I go to rub her hair out of her face and...
IT COMES OFFF IN MY HAND.
Startled Im thinking WTH... why is her hair falling out. Then I notice the big.. PILE OF HAIR IN THE FLOOR around her. O M GAWESH. I had to take a deeep breath and think DONT KILL HER DONT KILL HER. DIG deep pull from happy places and remember she is just a kid.
I had flashbacks from last year the year of 3 also known as hell. when she cut her own hair and it was it also happened THAT FAST. We gave her a stern talking to and took her to the hair dresser where Miss Melissa whom she idolizes, shamed her and I thought we were over this and wouldnt EVERRRR do again.
WTH WAS I THINKING.
I mean I was prepared. I had pre thought this. I had the plastic scissors .. YOUR NOT SUPPOSED to be able to cut hair with PLASTIC FREAKIN SCISSORS.
Tears start to swell up but no NO Nooo Im not gonna cry. ok yes I will. "HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?"
she says "Im sorry mommy dont cwy."
I said "We talked about this."
"I know Mommy I know.. (SHE IS COMFORTING ME???????)
"I just can't trust you with scissors even plastic ones."
Yes mommy "I know."
WTH? so I tell her how dissappointed I am in her and that I THOUGHT she was a big girl and we could do something fun together but I guess I was wrong. (dont want to damage her so bad Dr Phil cant fix her)
"no more scissors and just, just.. GO SIT IN THE CORNER for a little while and think about this."
ughhhh!!!!!

So Now when I am more calm. I will TAke a photo and finish this blame article. Yall can scrap with your kids if you freakin want to. But, Im gonna go lock myself in my scrap room for a bit. and rock quietly in my corner as I slobber. Where is the nyquil in the sipper? yeah.. hand it over...

so God, If Indeed you are listening and I know you are. just help me make this a "teachable moment" Instead of yanking the rest of the hair out of her head like my mom would have done me!

Sincerely,
Bella's Frazzled Flu ridden mother.
PS: I have included a photo of the up to the scalp section of her bangs and the new layers she put on the side. JUST for reference and oh yeah.. THERE WILLLLLLLLL be a scrapbook page on this. YOu betta believe it!

20 comments:

jan williams said...

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! Bless her little bitty heart!!!!!

Angela said...

Oh sweety! It coulda been a lot worse!

Hugs!

Bella - no more scissors! Period!

Nicole said...

oh gosh! I can't imagine.... hope you get well soon!

Jackie said...

oh just think, it could have been handfuls of hair that she cut off!!! Bless her heart it was only a teeny bit!

noelmignon said...

oh lord almighty i would be fuming...lol!

Hope you get to bed early and are on the mend soon!!

NancyJones said...

the scalp at the bangs is what just made me cry I know how long it took to grow back out from the 3 year old episode. Im praying this is not a yearly event!

Chemo Mom Tammy said...

OMG - I was ROFLMBO!!!!! Bless your heart!!! Plastic scissors??!!!!

Here's to a nyquil night!

Tammy said...

As the mother of a child who cut her hair which was hanging to her behind up to her shoulders on both sides, I feel your pain. Thank goodness hair grows back! This will make a great scrapbook page! Hope you and Bella are both feeling better soon.

Colette Bate said...

Dear God ... please make Bella's hair grow back fast this time. And, anything you can do to keep scissors away from her ... or her Mommy ... in the future would be welcomed.

and God ... if you could do something to help Nancy get over plague we'd sure be happy. If it lasts much longer I'm afraid we'll heed to do a Nyquil intervention.

Amen.

Little Old Liz said...

I hate to tell you this, but along with scissors, lock up the Hubby's shaving tools. My Teen Queen took to shaving a portion of BOTH eyebrows after being kidded about her "unibrow" one too many times. All this after living through the hair cutting incidents years prior. Brows, like hair, will grow back. Mommy's trust? That's something altogether different. Get well, dear lady, and live to ride another day through.

Amanda Ann said...

OH NO!!! Thankfully she didn't get more of it!! I'm so sorry...

Leslie Ashe said...

Oh Nancy...I'm so sorry!!!! I promise it will grow back. That silly Bella...she's too cute!! At least you know what her profession might be one day!! LOL!!

Love ya cutie...hope you're feeling better FAST!

ALLY said...

I think I would be bald if I didn't have my scrap table and a corner to rock in every day too! Hugs from a scrappy mommy to the next! (((hugs))) Nancy.... it can only get better!!!!

Angel said...

Awh ! Sorry you had to deal with a crisis.. just as you begin feeling better! Bella is still beautiful ( of course you know that) Her hair is still too.. beautiful. It doesn't even look obvious to me... her new "Cut" .
Better Days,
Angel : )

LisaW said...

Oh nooo.....so thankful to have never had that happen to me.

I'm sorry, but the way you tell the story is funny. I'm laughing at your misfortune - sorry.

It'll grow back. Maybe she is a budding beautician. Better find another way for her to practice her art....like those Barbie busts that you can do hairdos on.

Cheryl Wray said...

Okay, the good news is that it doesn't look bad at all. You can TOTALLY work with that!!! (she didn't cut it ALL off!! Been there, done that...it's not fun!)

I LOVE her comments to you. Kids are the darnedest, aren't they?

Hope she's feeling better soon.
And hope you recover as well... :-)

Gaspegirl said...

hehehe... I just went through this last week with my 2 1/2 year old son! And about 1 month ago my 5 year old daughter decided that she shouldn't have hair around one of her ears... maybe she would hear better!! So, I feel your pain...

Chin up girlie! (((HUGS)))

Lynn said...

snort. lol!!!! looks salvagable. my shane did that and we had to take his hair to bald to fix it. rofl!!!

Ki said...

Oh nooo! I have two girls and only my oldest did it, when she was around four. I was having a nap and she woke me up saying "it's a little short Mommy" awwwwhhhhh!!!! I too had to restrain myself...can't even remember what I said but I'm pretty sure it was loudly, whatever it was!

Julie said...

Ahhhhh poor mommy!! (((hug))) I did have to giggle while reading your story though! hehehe Yeah definately GOT to scrap this!!! Looks and sounds like what my DD did right before she was to be a flower girl in a wedding!
I think I will send my DD your blog addy *L* She will see that Kayden has a soul mate out there in Belle!!