Friday, February 15, 2008

Katy's new 'do

Valentine's balloons from Grandpa

After much debate and discussion, I decided to bite the bullet and take Katy to get her haircut. Much like deciding to get my own hair cut, it was brought about by the shear desperation of the situation. Exhibit A: (i.e. sideburns + mullet = no way for a girl to look)

Knowing how she responds at the doctor's office when strangers try to touch her, I also decided to try the local kids' salon. At least with a slide and a video, I thought, we might have a chance at success. But even armed with a coupon, the price wouldn't be pretty (or at least not in my opinion when they don't wash it or style it, and it takes 5 minutes to cut!)

Katy ran into the place yelling, "Toys! Toys!" She climbed the stairs and went down the slide with Daddy while I checked us in. Then the stylist let her pick the chair of her choice, and of course, she picked the pink car without hesitation, very anxious to climb inside and "drive."

Then came the golden ticket: she got to pick a video. Do you want to watch Elmo? Wiggles? Barney? You might as well ask her if she wants brownies, cookies, or ice cream. So Elmo began playing and we were off.

She really didn't even seem to notice the stylist touching her. She was so enthralled with Elmo just inches from her face that she only glanced out of the corner of her eye a couple of times as if to say, "Hmmm... that lady is doing something weird to my head. Oh, well." The whole thing was over in less than 10 minutes, and I was so excited about the results. No more mullet, and it actually looks like she has a bob!

It's really hard to catch a toddler for an "after" shot. I really should've taken more while she was in the chair watching Elmo. But here's my best effort. It may be hard to tell, but I'm really excited, because I think she looks much cleaner and so cute! Hopefully we won't have to make the trip to the salon very often, but I feel like it was worth it for this first time. First haircut: check!!


Jen said...

How cute! Did you remember to save some of the clippings? I forgot to with Ellie, so I saved some from her 2nd haircut because she'll never know the difference. =)

Pam said...

Her bob haircut looks even cuter in real life! Great to see you all this weekend.
pam xxx