Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Savannah Strikes Again…(R U KIDDIN ME?!)

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Nice face, Sav. Translation? In the words of Cee Lo Green: “Forget-U, Mama

 

The little beast struck again…this time, she managed to climb up onto the counter, reach the “safe cabinet” where we keep the scissors and gum packets, and gave herself- AND 2 out of 3 of her brothers- haircuts (GASP!)… all while chewing about 8 pieces of gum (she’s got this hair stylist thing down, eh?) … in the 5 (err 10) minutes that I went back to my room to get ready for a much needed dinner with my bestie, Liz.

 

So, Joe walks in from work and I’m flying to get out the door when he says with a shocked look and a grin: “Uhhh…Suz? Did you see Andrew’s hair?”

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I stopped dead in my tracks, it looked like someone had taken clippers to his head…down to the scalp!

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Within 5 seconds, it clicked and I immediately looked up and saw Savannah outside with Ben, mid-cut, with a long strand of her hair falling onto the ground. Hair was EVERYWHERE!!!

 

It all happened in slow motion… I screamed at the TOP OF MY LUNGS: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!” (sprinting to the door)

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…must have scared the bejesus outta Sav because she jumped, threw the scissors down and started shrieking with Ben, in terror, as they high-tailed it in the opposite direction. (its kinda funny to think about…now that it’s a new day)03 march 2011 103

(yep, this would be the TOP of my *darrrrling* diva’s head)

 

 

Ben’s awesome new do. Looks like he had cranial surgery.

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Top, back of Ben’s head…

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Hey boys…maybe find a new role model? Maybe stand up to your sister and don’t let her boss you around all the time? I’m just sayin’…

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They sure look happy, don’t they? Winking smile Those little rapscallions.

MUGSHOTS:

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T-R-O-U-B-L-E

 

The only one to come out of the day unscathed… EEEEEEEETHAN!

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So- yes…MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD I GUESS? You fool me once, shame on you… fool me twice… well, I forget how it goes. Winking smile

Does it count that the first time was on Joe’s watch?

I loved that my Dad’s text to me right after it happened was: “Please don’t kill her!”

Thanks, Pops…I needed that laugh (and friendly reminder).

So, I really don’t know a “safe” place for the scissors…after this last fiasco. If I didn’t use them so much, I would just get rid of them. But it will always be something, right?

I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for the day that Sav calls me in tears, because her daughter (or son) just chopped his/her hair off to the scalp! CANNOT WAIT.

Until then…UGH! Lord have mercy on this Mama.

Stay tuned for buzz cuts…

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73 comments:

*Lissa* said...

ohmygoodness. that little stinker. ;) this totally made me giggle, though.

Trish said...

Best laugh I've had in a long time. Sorry it was at Sav's expense.

Melissa Jackson said...

Sorry for your drama. I got a laugh out of it this morning. I'm sure I won't one day when it's my kiddos doing the styling!

Casey's trio said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! I'm so sorry that I couldn't help but laugh while looking at all the evidence in the pics! Good Lord Sav! Suz, did you have a giant cocktail on your night out? Andrew looks like he is ready to be a member of "Flock of Seagulls".....I guess Miss Sav is going to have to go with a pixie cut huh? God bless you mama!

Pyjammy Pam said...

Hilarious! You're definitely going to have to find a better hiding place. At least the buzz cuts will be cool for the summer...

Elizabeth said...

little stinker indeed! Maybe you could put them in a lockbox? That would be a pain for you to have to get a key...but might be safer. (no pun intended)

Larissa said...

Oh yeah!!!! This definitely made me giggle. She's a girl after my own heart. I used to cut my own hair when I was little too.

Larissa said...

Oh yeah! This definitely made me giggle. Sav is a girl after my own heart, I used to cut my own hair all the time as a little girl.

Misty said...

I'm so sorry! Skye chopped the hair off all Raynes doll yesterday too & it was d.r.a.m.a here, but NOTHING compared to that!
HUGS
Mist

Shannon said...

So I am at work and I am DYING laughing! (all my coworkers are looking at me like I'm a little nuts!) That Savannah is one silly girl

Alyssa said...

Oh, that made my day! And only because I've went through it with my own son- TWICE. Once at home and once at school... Invest in a good lock-box or safe and keep them there!

Baylee's Mommy said...

I don't think I have ever laughed so much at reading ANY blog post. You poor Mamma! Grandpa's text is hysterical!

Anonymous said...

I am a long time follower, and literlly peed in my pants reading this post! You are one amazingly patient mother! Got to love kids!

Kerry said...

I would tell you your bedroom closet in a box for now. Or if you have cabinets above your fridge in the kitchen. My 3 did all that when they were younger and they are now 21,19, and 17. They really do survive.

erinlaughs said...

My jaw was on my desk the entire time I read this. Yikes! That hair is short!

I keep telling my girls "The only person that cuts our hair is SALLY." I can only hope they are not tempted by the scissors.

FWIW, I keep my scissors in the same locked drawer as my knives.

Laura said...

I am in between laughing and crying all at once! My heart about stopped seeing the hair cuts! Poor you! That girl has some spunk!

Tracey's Life said...

OMG! I can't wait to see how your hairdresser fixes her hair this time. The boys will be easy enough even if you have to Buzz their heads!

AmazingGreis said...

OMG, that crazy silly kid!! What is it with kids and scissors and the need to cut hair?!?

Good luck with the new do's!

Martha Klopp said...

this post made me laugh out loud! sorry though..heehee

Tad and Michelle said...

You have the best pictures of your children. Seriously your stories are hilarious but your pictures capture it perfectly. They are sweet. I am so glad you have your blog. What a great family!

Alissa said...

You had me laughing out loud!! (And feeling quite sympathetic for you too, I swear!) That chickadee of yours is quite the hairdresser!

Katie said...

Suz,

Long time lurker, first comment. My 6-year old had done this at least 3 times (all on herself and once on her younger sister). They always seem to find the scissors you fogot to put up. I know it's not funny now, but it will be in a few years and hair does grow back!!!

Katie

ASHENFELTERS said...

oh dear.:) I can smile, cause it's not my kids this time.:)
My 5 yr. old son saw the first picture of Savannah, and said, " who is that? Ms. crabbypants?" hehehe hope that made you chuckle like it did me!:)

Jennifer said...

Oh my word! Thank goodness I only have one and she hasn't done this (yet?). It did come up in conversation when we learned one of the girls in her class has really short hair because she cut it at the beginning of the school year. If her parents didn't give her a buzz cut it must have been close. I told my daughter if she EVER cuts her (long) hair I will cut it extremely short just like the girl in her class. From time to time I ask her what will happen if she cuts her hair and she always says, "You'll cut it short like Michelle's". I hope she's really listening and never puts scissors to her head.

As for the boys? Thank goodness their boys and a military cut could cover most of the damage up and look cute on them. Not to mention their hair will quickly grow back out. But Sav! Doesn't that girl know it's going to take a while to get her hair back? Sigh...

The Brooks Bunch said...

Oh my gosh! Sooo funny! Sorry I just have to laugh and I know you have a good sense of humor that you even posted! I love reading about your quaddies.

SarahJarnagin said...

Thanks for the laugh today... I know it's at your expense but I was rolling as I read. Just what I needed!

Carol said...

Without even having benefit of the pictures, I got a good chuckle out of this scenario. I'm 58 and cut my hair to the scalp when I was about 5 and my dad was "babysitting" while my mom was out. Now I'm pulling this up on my Iphone so I can actually see the damage! Thank goodness hair grows back.

Kaia said...

Oh, my! I'm waiting to see how those were fixed! Those scissors look HUGE for Sav even to manage!! lol!

Charity Donovan said...

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's SUPER-SAV! That girl is faster than the speed of light! I can just see her..."I have to do this quick boys so here's some gum & let's MOVE!!!!!" OMG...your Dad's text is the BEST! Sav is going to be a legend at your salon! Love her! Love you momma!!!

Betsy Black said...

Love the lineup picture of the three new 'dos. Looks like three mugshots in a row! Keep your sense of humor & this too shall pass ;-)

The Haralson's said...

I have a four year old boy who cut his hair a while back (not as bad as Sav's job). We had a talk about how you have to go to school to learn how to cut hair. When I took him to get his hair cut, I also showed him the lady's certificate and told him he also had to have one of them to cute hair.

Dara Wills said...

I'm sorry but that is SO FUNNY! That picture of the 3 of them looking so quilty is priceless.

Me said...

Oh gosh, that made my day! I'm sure it must have been very frustrating for you, but at least we can all laugh about it . . . right ;)

Lauren said...

I adore your blog...have followed you for a while now. This post had me laughing so hard I am crying. Thank you for that ;) If you can't beat em join em!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness...too funny! The photo of the three of them lined up looks like a mug shot! :)

The Blackburn Buzz said...

Oh, my! Crack me up.

I just hope you weren't late for your dinner date with your friend! ;)

The mug shots are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!

the kriegels said...

Well if you don't buzz ethans hair at least the twins will be easy to tell apart!!

Anonymous said...

I had a very good laugh at the "cranial surgery" haircut. Oh my! Sweet little Savannah has definitely decided to start an early carreer as a hair stylist!

Thanks for sharing... and for the laugh!

Helene

Bec said...

My son has cut his hair 3 times! and he is only 3 :( the last time he used nail scissors because thats all he could get his hands on. He has a baby sister now and if he ever goes near her hair I'm going to NEED a friendly reminder not to kill him, lol.

Stacey said...

I think you need a cabnet with a actual lock and key as though it was narcotics being locked up! Hope you find a good hiding spot!

Sonya said...

Oh my! Those will be some great pictures for her wedding day slideshow!

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

All I can think of when I see that mug shot is the movies Natural Born Killers or Kalifornia with Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis. Hysterical.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that is soooo funny!! I was laughing so hard my son asked me what I was looking at. I thought the picture of your hand next to Sav's hair was one of the boys! You have such a good sense of humor too. Thank you so much for being willing to share this with us out here in blog land. You really made me smile :O)

Barbara Manatee said...

thanks for the reminder to put our scissors in a SAFE - as in a combination locked, fire proof box! ha!

You should put her to work on the shrubs and hedges in the yard!

Savannah Scissorhands!

Gen McNulty said...

I love you!

Her bed is made and ready for her, anytime!

xo
Gen

Sassy said...

Oh. My. Gosh.
I can only hope when and if my son ever tries to cut his hair (or anyone else's hair)I can handle it with a sense of humour!

Looking forward to seeing some buzz cuts..!!

The Titsworth Family said...

I know it's not funny to you but this had me rolling! I can just see their faces when you screamed. Kids are fast aren't they? :)

Definitely love the lineup picture! That's a great story for years to come.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! :) Sav's hair is almost as bad as my oldest daughter's hair when she cut it (at about the same age). She got it all the way around her head, to the scalp in MANY places. There was no help for it. Hats were our best friend!

Missy said...

I have been reading your blog for such a long time, just love it.
I had a such a chuckle reading this post!!! Lucky Ethan for managing to escape the haircutting from Sav. Too funny!

debi9kids said...

OMGOsh! Sav is just too much!
She cracks me up! CLEARLY a DIVA ;)

Glad it's only hair and no one got hurt. At least you know Sav is actually quite ahead of other kids her age with awesome cutting skills :)

The McCleary Quads said...

Oh my gosh, this was totally funny. We hope our little girl doesn't find the scissors.

The McCleary Quads

Debbie said...

so sorry...I couldn't totally not stop laughing! (mine are 25 & 27 so I can do that, I guess) LOVE your storytelling and love the mug shot! You really are a great mom!

Anonymous said...

Special cabinet child proof locks. ;D They'll save your sanity and clearly the hair in your home! hehe

tinkerbelle86 said...

and your boys let her? ethan looks super smug! i love the mugshot photo, bless them!! lovely post, made me laugh out loud!

amy said...

NO WAY! I can't help but laugh, but soooo would not be laughing if it happened at MY house! :) OMG, Well, you BETTER have gone ahead and gone out with Liz and gotten a BIG drink after that- ha!

Anonymous said...

You made my day. Poor Sav...she was only trying to save you money by doing the hair cutting herself. Bless her heart...she probably jumped a mile when you screamed nooooooooooo. HAHA Love your blog and those kids.

Megan said...

Laughing with tears rolling down my face. The mug shot was the best!

It will grow back. :)

Shannon said...

I love this post... hilarious! and I did picture you in slow motion screaming Noooooooo. At least you can be funny about it?

Shannon said...

I love this post. Hilarious!!!

Rachel said...

when we were young mom put a padlock with a combination on the scissors so you couldn't open them.

I'm guessing since they are still pretty little so I'm thinking a good tight know with ribbon, etc would work too.

Potato said...

Such a funny post!

Fortunately, your kids look adorable even with terrible hair. :)

Anonymous said...

I laughed hysterically as I read this! That "mugshot" photo was priceless!

Lynne said...

I am drying my tears of laughter right now. Thanks for the best laugh I have had in a long time! I am sure that your kids will be adorable with buzz cuts!

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Suzanne said...

Dear anon, thanks for stopping by. Appreciate your unique outlook on MY LIFE. It takes a big person to make fun of a child.

Peta said...

Oh thank you Suz, I needed that laugh. I literally have tears streaming down my face.
Hopefully this isn't a taste of what the teen years will be like lol.
Can you keep the scissors on the top of a cupboard where she couldn't climb?

The Murray Crew said...

Oh Mercy, Suz! My hand was over my mouth the whole time I was reading...
Un-flipping-real!

Blair said...

I cannot tell you how hard I laughed at this post! Oh my stars, Savannah is one sassy, precious girl!
Her brothers sure do look adorable with their buzz cuts. So maybe she does know what she is doing! ;-)

Cassi said...

Omg. I am dying. HYSTERICAL!

David and Elizabeth said...

I just stummbled across your blog and I laughed so hard I was crying. This is so funny! :)

A urora said...

OMG-ness. it's all so funny, but the text msg from your dad did me in. love it. Good thing for y'all, they are so stinkin' cute!!

Jessica said...

OH MY! I needed that. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

Susan said...

Love it. You make my life (with five teenagers) seem easy and calm by comparison. Keep on smiling mama....memories are being made.

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