Monday, August 2, 2010

What a day!

Whew! Thank goodness Monday is over with! It's been quite the day, and definitely a Monday for sure. It started off with getting spit up all in my hair in this morning, which I thought was no biggie. But as I type, I've yet to get a shower. Ew! Also, SK decided she'd get sick today, in our bed no less, and she's continued to get sick all evening.

But what made the day most eventful was catching Caroline run through the dining room wearing what looked like a bad mullet wig. I quickly realized that it was HER hair, and immediately asked, "Caroline, where's the rest of your HAIR???!!!" Her response? "It's in my pink bucket Mommy," said as matter-of-factly as possible. I think my eyes bulged out for a second. Then reality hit as I tried to run my fingers through what was left of her hair.

And now we have a new hairstyle. Almost 9 inches cut off. Sigh....

Here, you can see how short it is in the back.

I keep telling myself it's just hair, it'll grow back.
And it's definitely not what defines us or our beauty.
But it's still hard not to be a little sad.
All those baby curls and blonde ringlets are gone,
and they probably won't grow back.
Not only that, but she looks so much more grown up now.

Well, hope you had a better Monday than I did!
Looks like we'll be shopping for tiny hair clips tomorrow....


Virginia said...

Bless your heart. Seriously. That's rough. Puke and spit up and preschool drama. I imagine it's super hard to "enjoy the season" on these days, isn't it? Something that one of the lady's at my church always encourages me (who has 7 kids, one of who passed away in a car accident)

"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." (Gal. 6:9)

She is such an ecouragement to me... and she understands that weariness. SO anyways- all that rambling to say:

1. hang in there. You ARE doing good in your kiddos lives, hair cuts and spit up and barf and all.

2. C rocks her hair. Seriously. She looks beautiful in it.

3. love you & am praying for you. It's hard to be a mama.

4. Hoping I don't sound preachy in this and sound understanding & loving. ((hugs))

Lori M said...

Oh Deanna she looks adorable in it...seriously I really love it! Hang in there!!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

What a day for sure! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Caroline's hair. Maybe it was a good thing we were able to get pictures of her long locks when we did. I hope you've been able to see your completed gallery. She does look cute and so grown up in her new haircut. Way to embrace the day and capture some awesome shots of her.

the Nest Keeper said...

i NEEDED a Caroline "funny" today!

and after you picked yourself up off the floor,
i'm trusting you see how beautiful it is!

Jason and Gretchen said...

For some reason we've never done the "child cutting hair" episode of life (knocking on wood?). She does look cute, but I understand the "ugh" of her looking older - guess it happens! :)

Jana Eubank said...

Oh, wow! What a day! HUGE HUGS to you for making it through! ;) Caroline looks adorable! And I love how proud she seems of her new look! What a doll! :D

Sarah said...

Gracie loves it! She says she looks like Sarah Kate now. And she loves it!! She IS rockin' it! It is way cuter than when Emma cut hers. : )

Wilkie said...

Very cute haircut in the end but I totally understand the shock. And I remember the days of three in survival mode. Praying for peace and patience and "joy in the season." Love you gal!