Keeping You In Stitches

Becareful what you teach your children.

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Amy was always advanced for her age. I swear when she learned to talk, it was in sentences….not just words.

We moved from Bay City, MI to Booneville,MO when I was 8 months pregnant with daughter #2; yes, let me tell you it was a long ride in a U-Haul!

The house that we bought was in a neighborhood of people our age; equaling many, many children!  In fact within, 6-7 houses, we all had children Amy’s age (4 at the time) and either expecting or just having had another baby.

The people across the street from us had 8 children.  One was Amy’s age and she and Jennifer became great friends.

Jennifer preferred to play at our house because she didn’t have those older pesky brothers teasing her!

One afternoon, it dawned on me that I hadn’t seen or heard Amy and Jennifer in a LONG time.  They weren’t in the back yard playing on the swing set or the sandbox; not in the downstairs family room; so I finally looked in her bedroom.  The door was closed. But I could hear them chattering away.

I opened the door and nearly died!!!!  When Jennifer arrived at our house she had shoulder length hair; now she had one lock of shoulder length hair; the rest of her hair was cut right down to her scalp! I was mortified. There was absolutely no salvaging any “do” out of this mess.

Jennifer’s mother was an x-ray tech at the local hospital. I called her and explained what happened; she was laughing hysterically (guess that’s what you do with 8 kids!).  Said don’t worry about it, I’ve wanted to get her hair cut off anyway.  Well, I don’t think this was the haircut Joanne expected!

That evening while eating dinner, I asked Amy…..why didn’t Jennifer cut your hair?  Her reply was “her mother doesn’t let her play with scissors! She didn’t know how to use them.”

After dinner most people in our neighborhood were out walking or talking to each other, etc.  Joanne came over and said the boys teased Jennifer mercifly regarding her hair.  Jennifer told them to be quiet because she knew she looked beautiful!

And yes, Jennifer’s hair was cut with those rounded scissors like you use in school!!!


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