Wednesday, February 24, 2010

All We Need Are Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog...


It couldn't be delayed any longer. She could already sit on the ends of her hair. Also, the snarls were turning mutant and Marguerite has reached that typical childhood phase of hating to keep still to have her hair combed. With a heavy heart, I talked to my mom about cutting Marguerite's hair. That was her original hair! I know it would have to be cut sometime, but still... that was her original hair! I sound like I'm talking about a future collectible that had to be preserved with its original hair and kept in its original box, lol. Anyway, my mom, who has hairdressing delusions that date back to the '80s (she taught pre-school during the day and experimented on my and Chip's hair after hours, hence my frizzy zombie strands), performed the first haircut ritual. I could have gone to one of those trendy kiddie salons, but you know how much I love the DIY approach. For some reason, I want everything to be personal and intimate. I'd rather have amateurs who do things for love of the craft (and of us, since they're family and friends) than professionals, whom, of course we have to pay (A-ha! That's the real reason! lol). Anyway, we just cut at the point where the next longest batch of hair fell (you know how it is with babies and their layers of new hair), so it's still quite long. Naturally, I preserved the cuttings. I made a certificate page off of her baby scrapbook (which also contains first nail clippings, the umbilical cord scab, and other morbid things) and taped the cutting there. Honestly, the thing is beginning to appear like a voodoo book, lol.

Still uncombed, but the snarls do not growl and attack you...

11 comments:

The Rooster Crows at 4am! said...

That is so wonderful that your Mom caught your daughter's hair. My Mom always cut her three sons' hair. We didn't have money to pay a barber. The baby scrapbook has such great memories. It's good that you do that, very thoughtful.

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Dave. Thankfully the hairstyles nowadays aren't as crazy as those back in the '80s. I think I can manage to do regular trims. :)

Jade aka MommaWannabe said...

I think it's a great idea to keep those firsts. I would do that too when I finally have kids.

Sheila Sultani said...

I just went through this with my 5 year old. Her hair was touching her bottom and bugging her when she sat down. The knot - OMG - what a pain. I use super conditioner and then a great detangler from Johnson and Johnson. As soon as I comb her hair and get the knots out they start coming back.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Jada: I think kids would be grateful too about their moms being so sentimental :)

@Sheila: I know, right? Those strands just tangle themselves up like nobody's business. :)

moonchild117 said...

I love the first haircut certificate. That's neat. I'd probably be doing that as well to my daughter, keeping her firsts. Though my daughter's "pusod" is in her dad's wallet. Pamahiin daw yun, swerte raw. I really wouldn't know...

Bambie dear ★ said...

wow nice idea for baby memories.. Im actually planning to keep my baby's hair when she finally have her first cut.. siguro mga ilang years pa lol

spinninglovelydays said...

@Moonchild: Really about the pusod? lol Hope your husband doesn't lose it. :)

@Bambie: My mom kept everything and now I'm so amazed to behold all those things she preserved from my babyhood. :)

Me-an said...

hi, just first time to visit your site. My baby doesn't have his 1st haircut because for sure it would be very hard for the hair cutter to do this, Garren won't stand in one place for a minute.

Me-an said...

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spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Mean. Thanks for the award, and I don't think the length of hair is an issue unless it's causing irritation or hazard. You can definitely wait. :)