Miss E has been telling me for weeks she needed a hair cut. She wants long hair with bangs. I have never encountered a two year old who is more sure of what she wants and God blessed us with her. But when this gal makes up her mind she makes sure I am listening to her requests. She doesn’t just give me orders. She wants fast action.
I obliged and made an appointment for both girls yesterday afternoon.
We went to visit our hair stylist friend Erin.
Elizabeth showed her sister how to sit still and get her hair cut.
Then after getting styled, curled and beautified, she took her seat and ordered Anika into Erin’s chair.
Anika wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought growing out her bangs would be the plan. But Anika likes to pull all hair ties and bows out and chew on them. A trim on her long baby hair was needed so we don’t need to constantly be swiping her hair out of her eyes or pulling a hair tie from her mouth.
I pulled my secret weapon from my purse, a famed and favorite green nuk of Anika’s.
Between the nuk and a comb in each hand, Anika sat still and quietly observed while Erin trimmed the front of Anika’s hair. It was her first hair cut and so sweet to watch.
We kept her curls in tact in the back and will let it grow so Anika can have “long hair and bangs” like her sister or at least until she develops her own opinions and voice to announce to me what hair style she wants.
I’m now off to continue with baseball team house guest preparations. We have mattresses all over the basement floor, ready to go for baseball boys. The lawn is manicured and weed whacked, thanks to my husband. All fans view our home from the hometown field. We have missed our lawn boy, Hunter James who is our ace lawn mower. He will return just in time for the baseball tournament and will be thrilled there is no lawn mowing for him.
I have 5 dozen eggs and 5 gallons of milk spread across two refrigerators. Boxes of cereal, buttermilk for pancakes, hash browns ready to fry and many other plans for big breakfasts over the next five days. Pans of bars are made. The brownies frosted. Just the cookies left to bake. The boys will be fed and ready to play. The laundry room is clean with the washing machine ready to take on team uniforms with ample supply of Oxi-Clean and Tide.
Bring on the boys!