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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Not five minutes after I read your post, my husband suggested that I cut his hair. Ummm…. NO! The last time that he suggested this was 5 years ago before our wedding… apparently he forgot the outcome of that disaster! Luckily, it (sort of) grew out before the big day… Trust me when I say that you fared much better! 🙂

  2. Oh dear. Well, I don’t think that it looks too terrible, but I will say it isn’t her BEST look. Hair grows quickly though, and she really doesn’t care! I however have NO room to talk as my youngest’s hair looks quite a mess right now and the other realtor at our house closing thought he was a girl. Oh dear.

  3. Hey – I actually don’t think you did a bad job! And seriously – at least you didn’t give her a pencil-tight perm or anything…….not that I’d know what’s THAT’S like. Yoi vey. I cut my sons hair now because the last time his father did it he looked like Loyd. It’s a pain, but we’re saving $10 at a time! 🙂

  4. I think the bangs look totally fine. In fact, they’re kind of hip and edgy looking. See, you made your baby trendy without even trying. 😉

  5. I think it looks good. And she is so cute no one would notice. Please do not feel bad, I did WAY worse to my precious little boy 🙂
    When Luke first came home from Guatemala his hair looked terrible so DH and I decided to shave his head ourselves. I’m not sure why we thought it was a good idea since neither one of us had cut anyone’s hair before and certainly not a 6 month old. Let’s just say that people thought he was sick and his hair was falling out because of chemo. And the woman that I took him to to fix it was so upset (she literally had tears in her eyes that he looked so bad) that she did not charge me to correct it but made me promise not to try and do his hair myself ever again.
    Thankfully he does not remember but my mom does and every once in a while will remind me…

  6. Oh my You are funny! she looks adorable no matter what! I cut my baby’s bangs too because I can not imagine paying someone else to do it. It never looks right to me either. But oh well! He is my baby and evidence many times shows that with his hair cut. LOL

  7. Seriously, nothing you could do to her will change her adorable, sweet preciousness! It’s better than having one of her siblings do the cutting like my sister did to me! Now that made for some awesome pics I’ll tell ya! LOL! I think you did a fine job…and what a great story you’ll have when she’s older 😉

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