Monday, August 11, 2014

She bangs.

There's only two weeks left until my kids head back to school.  But we've still got lots going on...

A swim team party, guitar lessons, Boy Scouts, basketball camp for both kids, sleepovers for both kids, doctor appointment for Sarah, eye doctor appointments for both kids, tubing trip for Peter, and the list goes on...

While we are busy packing it all in and trying to enjoy the last two weeks of freedom before the homework grind begins,I'm in the midst of a minor battle with Sarah.

She has been asking begging me for bangs.

I have told her several of my bang horror stories (one involving Great Clips so, enough said) and trying to appropriately describe the agony of growing out your bangs when you realize that your hair isn't right for bangs and quite honestly, neither is your face.

I finally ended the discussion last night by telling her she could get bangs when she's 12.  I'm hoping that she comes to her senses in two years and realizes that bangs are indeed, not the way to go. (This worked when she was 8 and was begging for pierced ears.  I told her she could pierce them when she was 10.  And true to my word, in June, I asked her if she wanted pierced ears for her birthday.  Her response, "No.  I don't want them any more."  So, fingers crossed for the same results in two years.)

In the meantime, lest you all think I'm an evil mother for not giving in to her bang desires, I'm going to present you with some photographic evidence.

Sarah's very first hair cut at the age of 14 months involved bangs.  And only because she refused with all her might to keep any sort of hair clip in her hair.  Before said haircut...


Please note the hair hanging in her eyes.  Please also note how thin and young I looked a mere 9 years ago.

And the results of said hair cut...

What a cute little boy.

And I think it must have been at this point that I realized my mistake. (I think Sarah realized it as well.)  And apparently I am trying to cast a spell on the bangs to make them immediately grow out.

The spell did not work because here is my darling little basketball head three months and several more trims later...

 Blissfully unaware that the bangs make her head look ginormous!

Or maybe not.   "Mommy, why you make my hair look like dis?"

Peter, on the other hand, seems perfectly happy with his super short hair.

Or perhaps he's just laughing at his sister's hair?


Anyway, I'm sticking to my guns.  She can have bangs when she's 12 if she still wants them.  And in the meantime, she's been checking out all sorts of Back-To-School Hairstyle tutorials on YouTube.

And I've been sure to point out to her that none of them involve bangs!

9 comments:

Rosie said...

You know, I think she would actually look great with bangs! Just not straight across & chunky - side-swept bangs would be perfect, but I don't know how you'd feel about how much older she would look!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Ha! That's exactly the kind she wants. We uploaded her picture into a hair style app online and she looked so old with every style she tried which was another reason in my book to put off the bangs for a couple of year!

Amelia Bentrup said...

This post is so funny...bangs! I just find it so funny that she has to be older to get bangs than to get pierced ears!!! LOL

P.S. (Hide your scissors until she is 12!). (just kidding, I'm sure she would never go behind your back like that).

Madeline said...

I never think bangs are the answer. I think 2% of the population looks good with bangs and everyone else is praying for them to grow out. I would do the same thing you did!!

Mari said...

I think bangs are fine, but they can't be straight across!
PS - those pictures of the kids are cute!

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Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh. We've all been there haven't we? That picture of her as a toddler with bangs? My first thought: That is Peter!!! Oh my…but of course she was still a doll.
Best of luck!

Billie Jo said...

Sooooo...A few years ago, Madison decided to get bangs.
Straight across bangs, as opposed to "side" bangs, which were all the rage.
I begged, pleaded, everything...
But she cut bangs.
And cried.
And grew them out...
Just a thought. : )

deborah said...

Awww!! I love old photos. Your kiddos are adorable!

Can't hairstyling be such a chore at times? It is for me anyway. I'm not all that adept at hair and my own never quite satisfies me. Oh well, in the big picture, it isn't that important.