This is my youngest child, my baby girl, my sweet giggly Audrey.

Exhibit A


Although it would be fun to post pictures of her and talk about how cute she is and oohh and aahh over my precious little angel, thats not what has inspired me to share today.

I want to talk to you about a couple personality traits of mine.  Not just any old quirks… the two quirks that when used together produce a dangerous and often painful result.

The two personality traits in question are "cheap mommy" and "oh just let me do it!"

Alone, these traits can be ok.  Even beneficial!  Cheap mommy at the grocery store or a Chuck-E-Cheese is a good thing.

"Oh just let me do it!" mom is a breath of fresh air when you are trying to get on an elevator filled with seventeen people and your toddler stops in the door way and decides to tie their shoe even though they just learned yesterday.

But together… **shudder**

Exhibit B


Audrey's bangs.  I thought I could cut them myself.  I thought I would be saving the family time and money.

I thought it was silly to take a one year old in for a 'bang' cut.

Silly, silly mommy!


Yes.  I did this to my baby.

I may have scarred her for life.

Well, I may have scarred me for life.  If I hide the evidence I think she'll get over it.

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Reader Comments

  1. I have to laugh! I think every mother has done that. A little leave-in conditioner spray and a bow, and she’ll look just as cute as ever. (though the trim really isn’t that bad.)
    When my daughter was little, my aunt took some scissors to her beautiful blonde hair….and while LesLee wasn’t scarred for life, I believe I was. It was that bad.

  2. That’s so cute! I cut my brother’s hair many years ago and will never forget the telling off my mum gave me. So it’s a hairdresser dealing with my kids tresses!

  3. Ahaha! I did that to myself once. Everyone smiled politely at me, but I knew what they were thinking. I wanted to crawl inside my shirt. I also tried scrunching up my forehead really tight so my bangs looked longer, but that just made my eyes look big and weird. Ahh, bangs! Life is tough!

  4. I tried cutting my daughter’s hair a time or two when she was younger…anything to try and save a few bucks.
    Your girl is so adorable!

  5. I tried cutting my daughter’s hair a time or two when she was younger…anything to try and save a few bucks.
    Your girl is so adorable!

  6. Ahh, she still looks cute! As long as she’s happy with life, who cares what her hair looks like? And she looks very happy. I cut my daughter’s bangs too short almost every time I trimmed them. Fortunately, her hair grows really fast so it covers any mistakes I make.

  7. LOL. She looks so cute!
    I did this to my son till he was a little over 1 and then my husband forced me to take him for a ‘proper’ haircut.

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