The Weekend Whisk – 10/26/13

by Kate on October 26, 2013

Pumpkin Creation

Happy weekend! As I write, it’s nearly midnight. It’s been a week! A week of ups, downs, stress, poor scheduling and way too much time away from home due to work requirements. I’m a part-time employee but man, this week it didn’t feel like it due to 3 days of training in addition to my regular one shift per week. No fun! Oh and those ups, downs, and stressors I was speaking of? Well that has a lot to do with the next picture.

You all know what Molly, the baby of the family looks like. Pictured above, the adorable little girl with longish red curls. I think I’ve show you her a few (million) times. The other morning I was baking. The girls were playing in the living room nicely. They moved to Molly’s room which is nothing out of the ordinary. I could hear them laughing, pretending and getting along swimmingly. After about 10-15 minutes, I briefly thought to myself they were playing so nicely, too nicely. There hadn’t been any arguing or bellowing cries of “She’s not shaaaaaring!!” There was peace. And quiet. Way too quiet.

first haircut

I went to Molly’s room and listened outside the room, not wanting to disrupt the peace if it truly was just the two little ones behaving. I heard them talking kindly and giggling. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Phew! I returned to the kitchen and just a few moments later, Maddy arrived with a smile on her face saying, “I want to show you something, Mommy!” She led the way down the hall. Molly rounded the corner. Molly was touching her head and saying, “Pretty!” I collapsed to my knees and brought Molly in for a fierce hug. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Tears won.

It was at this point, Maddy realized she had done something that perhaps wasn’t going to generate the happy reaction she had been expecting. Maddy had cut off all Molly’s hair. The picture above is in fact, Molly’s very FIRST haircut. As if a hair cutting incident weren’t bad enough, it was Molly’s very first trim. There will be no cute pictures of her in a beauty salon in a booster chair or a tearful, crocodile tears picture of a fearful first cut. This. This chopped off, bald spot ridden mess of a mop is Molly’s first haircut.

Well, there’s that saying about life giving you lemons. So, I took a picture. I collected a lock of hair for her baby book and then I evened it out. Then Maddy and I had a little discussion about home hair care and the merits of leaving certain things to a professional. Molly still has bald spots and for her second birthday party, she’s going to look a little funny. It is what it is and now, it’s a funny story. I can laugh about it now. That morning, not so much. That morning was a rough one but in the end, it’s only hair and it will all grow back.

first haircut fix

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with fun and no stress at all. As always, you’ll find a recap of what you may have missed on Food Babbles this week.



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Barbara | Creative Culinary October 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

Look at it this way Kate. Every mom has a story about their kid deciding to cut their own hair. Somewhere down the road you might even rejoice at the fact that this was a sisterly gig and not one at a salon. Who else would have done it with such love; without the tears that usually accompany the real deal? Most stores involve just butchering bangs; I say give the girl credit that she knew enough to cut it all! 🙂


Kate October 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm

HA! Too funny, Barb! My husband commented that he was amazed that Maddy actually managed to cut it all pretty evenly around. Bright side, I suppose 🙂 Now, a week later I’m able to laugh about it. Even though I would have rather Maddy not cut Molly’s hair, it makes for a great story and who else can say their very first hair cut was courtesy of their big sister? Memories made.


suzanne October 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

OH MY, this will be a story that will be shared for years to come, her hair will grow and in the future you will all share a chuckle when re-counting this story. I do know how you must have felt, her lovely hair shorn. On a positive note, she looks really cute with short hair. Most little girls will cut their dolls hair Maddy really went a few steps further.


Kate October 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Maddy went all out! 😉 At least it makes for an entertaining story now. And perhaps I’ll embarrass Maddy with this story in the future as a little bit of payback.


ChristineM October 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

At least she didn’t get to Murphy!!! LOL, oh dear! well, one positive note til it grows back, you don’t need to brush her hair to get the tangles out! I can only imagine the horror you felt at first, and so glad you can laugh now. Kids… they do the darndest things!


Kate October 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm

They really do do the darndest things! They’re very entertaining and keep you on your toes. I’m just happy Maddy didn’t snip an ear or something.


SallyR October 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm

She is adorable with long or short hair!!


Kate October 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Thank you Sally! I feel fortunate that there weren’t any cut ears and that it was only hair. It will all grow back and I have a great story to tell.


Liz October 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Oh, I’m glad you can laugh at it now! I’m sure it was a shocker…but how sweet that Molly was so cooperative while her big sis gave her a haircut 🙂


Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos October 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

Molly looks adorable – she’s definitely fashion forward and Maddy is a stylist in training 🙂


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