Sunday, July 19, 2009

Leave It To Beaver. . .




I'm not naming names, but let's just say that, a number of years ago, a certain mom may have told her 5 year old daughter that her new pink plastic safety scissors could not possibly cut hair and not to even try it; and the certain inquisitive 5 year old may have decided to try it anyway; and the new pink plastic safety scissors may have left a really large gap in an otherwise pristine haircut on a certain nameless 5 year old daughter's head, therefore proving the otherwise very smart mother wrong.

I know a certain mom (whose inquisitive daughter's bad haircut grew out, and whose daughter is now in college) who kinda, sorta misses those days. . . but I’ll never tell.

17 comments:

Sweet William Primitives said...

Hi Cathy~Yes,you are right..gotta love the beav! Those were the days!(:

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for the smiles!!! Love it! Laurie

Lori said...

ha ha ha!!! i just "trimmed" my bangs monday and got a wee carried away with the scissors...i look utterly ridiculous...but i am happy to report not nearly as silly as the beav...now i feel better about it...thanks!!!

cindy said...

awwwwwwwwww. Yep, I do miss when "my gurls" (actually my nieces) where small. And even though my Jenn and I are still extremely close, I do miss those young, silly days. Thanks for a poignant post! :D

-c
yapping cat

Designs By CK said...

That was such a CUTE show. '-)

Have a great week Cathy!

Chris

twinklescrapbooks said...

There is this little girl at church who had the longest prettiest hair. A few months ago she came in with a short bob...she did the same thing! LOL I think all girls try this at some point. I did it to my Barbie's heads. You may miss those days but think about it--some day you will have an adorable grand daughter who may decide to play hair stylist with her scissors! :)
tina

Cheffie-Mom said...

OH, my mother gave me one of those haircuts when I was little. Besides nearly chopping off my ear, the "shaggy pixie cut" framed my ears which of course made me look like an elf!!

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest post ever! Thank you for sharing that with us - melting my heart : )

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Funny how those impromptu haircuts often coincided with school picture day. . .
:)

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. You have such a way with your story telling. I'm just beginning to see what I'll be missing as I'm preparing to send my first off to college.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh I miss those days too! And I know a girl who found scissors and sat on the steps and cut up the brand new outfit her mother had just made her (which she was wearing at the time!) and was so proud of herself!
She's in college too, the little rascal!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & wish you a wonderful weekend!

Chris :-)

Jann said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud, watching this clip! "Leave it to Beaver" is one of my all-time favorite shows! You know, I think many, many of us moms have gone through this--maybe it's a right of passage--several of my kids did the same thing when they were little. I remember my youngest son, (who's 25 now), getting hold of my disposable razor out of my shower when he was 3! He cut all of the hair in front up to his hairline, above his forehead! You can see that lovely hack job in his pre-school pictures! It wasn't that funny at the time, but I'd been through it before with the other kids and didn't get too upset--it sure is funny, now, thinking about it, and his brother and sisters still tease him about it!

Amy said...

I love it!!!!
Amy

Tipper said...

I think there is a 'haircut accident' in most of our pasts : )

Sandra Evertson said...

Hee, hee, so cute!
I remember my little sister had long beautiful braids as a young girl and one day she just took a pair of scissors and lopped one off! Our mother almost fainted, the braid she held up to so proudly show us was about 16 inches long, needless to say after that she had short hair! Thanks for bringing back a great memory!
Sandra Evertson

Jacquelynne said...

I really laughed at the Beaver "clip" (pun intended...)The sad thing is, I have seen people out in public with very similar haircuts, except they did theirs that way ON PURPOSE....
I think we all have a DIY haircut horror story (or 2...) to tell...