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Sunday, November 30, 2008

alfalfa

A few months ago, Bria got a hairband all stuck in her hair. Instead of coming to me for help, she just got some scissors and simply cut it out herself. Great idea, except for the fact that she also cut a bunch of hair off, right at the scalp.

We call it her sprig. At first, it wasn't really noticeable because it was so short. As it started to grow out it also started to stick up. She usually has to keep it at bay by putting a bunch of barrettes in it. It is a silly place to put barrettes, but it's better than a sprig anyhow. Nowadays, it's long enough to tame if we blow dry her hair and put some gel in it, but if we let it air dry, she looks just like good old Alfalfa from "Our Gang."

I just had to take a picture the other day to document it. Hopefully, it will be long enough to lay flat soon.


I'm thankful for this girl and the silly hair issues we are constantly going through. I'll miss them in a few years, I'm sure.

25 comments :

  1. Well it is pretty funny to look at. Poor kid. :o)

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  2. Should I post the picture of Bria with her silly hair when we went to that park for Mk's little bday celebration when we were there July 2007? lol I don't know which I enjoyed more, how much fun Bria was having with the silly hair (a type of true joy that we as adults don't experience so easily because we get so self-conscious about our appearance) or your reaction to how she left the house. :-) Don't get me wrong, I'm not making fun of you. I'm finding the humor in it, because I have EMPATHY. Believe me. (BTW, she looks so much like Joel in this picture. Not because of the hair tho...lol)

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  3. I love that she's smiling in the picture! Kids are so delightful. . .

    . . .most of the time!

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  4. OMG, that could be me in a few years (well, I'm not B -- I'm the mom).
    Yipes.

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  5. This is so funny, and slightly embarrassing, but I had to do the exact same thing a couple of months ago.

    I was getting my hair colored yesterday, and my stylist asked me if I noticed I had these tiny little hairs sticking up! Yeah, not a good move on my part.

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  6. Totally precious! A picture you will treasure in the years to come.

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  7. oh how cute, and a great pic!

    That right there is why I cannot use a round brush

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  8. oh how cute, and a great pic!

    That right there is why I cannot use a round brush

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  9. I did that all the time when I was a kid. I was never patient enough to let my mom help me with snarls and stuck objects in my hair, so whenever things got bad I got out the scissors. That's probably why my mom insisted that I have short hair for so many years...

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  10. How cute. It seems with kids there is always hair issues. I remember one of my sisters trimming her hair but she trimmed it all the way back to her scalp right in front. We still have pictures of it. How fun.

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  11. That's great!! My daughter would probably do the EXACT same thing!!

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  12. That's what my boys' hair looks like each time it gets cut...always the alfalfa look around here.

    Cute!

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  13. A rite of passage, no? :)

    I love the picture. And you both will love it in years to come.

    Alfalfa, indeed!

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  14. That is hysterical! Good for her for smiling through it.

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  15. Omg, she looks adorable!
    Great pic.

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  16. at least she makes a cute alfalfa!

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  17. My son looks like that! But only because he has a double crown, and where the hair meets in the center sticks straight up.

    It is kind of cute, but I'm sure she will be embarrassed when she gets older.

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  18. It really is cute. It's a good thing that hair grows back!

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  19. I'm sure she wouldn't be thrilled by my saying this, but good heavens, she's darling!

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  20. Still laughing at the sprig. So funny.

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  21. What a cutie! I love the hairstyle :) I miss Bria so much. Please tell her Hi for me. And thanks for sharing the picture. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  22. I love that grin on her face, and the b&w shot made it clear to see the resemblance...

    Great shot!

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  23. LOVE IT! What is it about girls and scissors!?!

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  24. Ha ha ha! That's hilarious!! I love her little sprig. Ellie has done the same thing, luckily it looked like side bangs.

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