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
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...
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...
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!