Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today Morgan Kate got her very first haircut. 
We have been patiently waiting three years for her hair to grow. Okay, maybe not so patiently. Ha. It finally had some length, but the ends of her hair were so brittle. It was straight up baby hair and it had seen it's better days. So, I knew it was time for a "trim". We took her to this little children's place in Lexington and she loved it. I really had no doubt that she would. One, she loves to be pampered and two, she loves to look in the mirror. I myself was a little anxious. It's crazy- I didn't shed a tear the day I walked her into preschool, but I found myself with a huge lump in my throat as I watched her climb into that big chair. However, the minute I saw her excitement, all of my emotions and anxiety subsided. 
She really was so excited. She climbed up in the chair and waited patiently. Before jumping in the chair they gave her a bracelet with a card attached. She got to wear the bracelet during her haircut and afterward she could turn the card in for a "surprise".
Of course this crazy momma brought her camera and took about 100 pictures. Hey, getting your haircut for the first time is kind of a big deal. 
Morgan Kate just smiled and giggled the entire time. She was so good and so still. We were so proud of her!
See, her hair really had gotten long. It was just really uneven and like I said, so, so brittle.
Right now, I would say that she has my hair. And that's unfortunate because it's super thin and super fine and just hard to handle. Hopefully, this is just her "baby hair" and new long, luscious, thick hair is going to grow in. Travis has awesome hair, so maybe she will get his. 
The sweet lady tried to get MK to look at us while she cut her hair. But, MK wasn't having any part of that. She only wanted to watch herself in the mirror. I'm not sure where in the world she gets that from. Hee, hee.
With the first clips my heart did stop for a second and I seriously contemplated calling the whole thing off. 
But, I took a deep breath and just kept my mouth shut. Mostly. I did step in when the lady was cutting her bangs. I told her that I wanted them to stay long. I wanted them cut right at her brow. Hey, I know what's it like to have bangs that are only like a centimeter from your hairline and it's not fun.
After the cut, MK jumped down and redeemed her prize. She was such a big girl!
We got a certificate for "Morgan Kate's first haircut" and even a small baggie with some of her locks. As most of you can imagine, that made this momma's heart just melt. 
It's short, but I love it. It's got so much shape and body now and I just think it's so, so cute. It looks so much healthier. And maybe now it will really start growing. 


Kelly Lee said...

Adorable!!! Looks like a fun place. And I'm with you...I have no clue who she gets liking a mirror from. Love you guys!

Andy and Megan said...

She looks so cute! I wish Peoria had a children's hair salon! I had to take Kayley to a regular salon and it wasn't nearly as fun for her!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

She looks so cute, and it looked like she loved it!