This post is for those NOT faint of heart. That is a warning for the last photo, specifically. If you have a major problem seeing hair that is not attached to ones head, don't scroll down.
These first two pics are of three of my nieces and nephews. [Incidentally, I wish there was a word, like "sibling" for "brothers and sisters", that worked for nieces and nephews. Do you know what I mean?] Anyway, they are: Jared (2), Ethan (5) and Rachel (4). Jared and Rachel stayed at our house for some of the time while their parents were on a cruise. Rachel doesn't like getting her hair done, so she looked footloose and fancy free on some of the days. She did let me do her hair a few times. But isn't she cute, even with the messy 'do?
Then there was the incident with my hair and the scissors. No, one of the kids did not get to my hair with them. I did, actually! We went to our ward hydrotube party and I had put my hair in a ponytail, then braided that. I used those new plastic hair elastics that are see-through and stay in really well. Too well, I've learned. The bottom one came out OK, but the one that held up the ponytail was stuck. Ray was already asleep, so I didn't want to wake him. I first tried a knife, and when that didn't work turned to the scissors. And we all know how I do with scissors (see this post)
Not being able to see what I was doing, I did my best to only cut the elastic. When I heard the crunch of hair in the scissors, I didn't panic. I mean, I do have layers in my hair anyway. Note in the photo below: the clump of hair on the left is the first that fell out--no big deal. The middle clump fell out as I was getting into the shower, and the messy mass on the right is the stuff that came out as I was washing my hair. (Talk about freaky!)
I went to bed with wet hair, wondering about the damage I had done and if I was going to need to go get it fixed today. But, HOORAY, the short hair is mainly at the nape of my neck, so it will probably only show when I wear a ponytail!
Note to self: never use those super-tight plastic hair elastics if you are going swimming! They don't come out!
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