…including how to cut your little girls’ hair!
I’ve been cutting the boys’ hair for years. There’s not much to it…a pair of really good clippers and a #5 guide and you’re set. Girls on the other hand…not so easy. In 27 years of raising children, I’ve never attempted anything beyond trimming bangs.
Until last night.
Charlotte really needed a haircut. The ends of her hair were so thin and damaged, it seemed that a “bob” ala Kit Kittredge would be the best way to go. She asked if I could do it. I immediately declined, and decided that perhaps we could budget in a haircut next payday.
And then I decided to check my ultimate resource, the internet. Sure enough, I found a great page that gave me enough information and I decided I CAN DO THIS!
So I did…
Charlotte was thrilled, Emily was jealous and both girls are pleased to have cute and fashionable “do’s.”
It’s too bad I can’t reach behind my head and cut my own hair…it’s down to my waist and desperately needs to be cut. I spent a good bit of Saturday morning lamenting the length, threatening to cut it all off. Later that morning I was standing in a checkout line when an elderly gentleman by the name of Vern (according to his employee name tag) limped over and stared me in the face for a few seconds…
“Yes?” I somewhat nervously queried.
“I Corinthians…I think that’s it, isn’t it? I Corinthians,” he said with a smile.
“Oh…yes. I Corinthians.” I had absolutely no idea what on earth he was talking about!
“Long hair is given to woman as a covering. Her hair is her glory. It sure takes a lot of discipline doesn’t it? To keep it long?” He smiled and limped away behind the counter.
I sighed. What does that mean? I’m not Amish or pentecostal…well…I used to be pentecostal, but I’m not now! I went home and looked up the verse…he paraphrased it pretty well.
When I told my husband (who loves my hair really, really long) he just laughed. “I guess maybe God’s trying to tell you something…”
OK. So maybe not really short. How about a shoulder length bob?