Monday, October 27, 2008

Mirror, Mirror ...

I really need to cut Alexis' hair.


She wears it pretty long - to the middle of her back.


I like it longer - that way I can always pull it into a pony tail. It makes it easy for school.


But ... because it is longer, it means that it is sometimes ...


Straggly ...


Sometimes ...


Ratty ...


Sometimes ...


A MESS!


The other day, we were headed out the door to go to Wal-Mart.


Alexis was sitting at the bottom of the stairs putting on her shoes.


Little Billy walked by her ...


He looked down ...


He said ...


"Go brush your hair, Alexis, so we can go," his face got all twisted. "It looks like the worst hair I've ever seen in my life," he reached down and touched it. "Go ahead - go look at it," he insisted.


Alexis reached up and tried to smooth down her ... feathers.


She then stood up and walked into the bathroom.


When I walked by ... she was standing - gazing sadly into the mirror.


On the upside ... By the time we left, she looked fine - she had brushed her hair, with my help ... we went to Wal-Mart. Little Billy - on the other hand --- hair was stickin' up, his shirt didn't match his shorts and ... he left his shoes by the front door - back at the house. He obviously needs to stop worrying about everyone else.

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60 comments:

Brenda said...

Poor Alexis, hair-dos are so hard to get right when you're that age.

And at my age too!

Kami said...

Aw, poor Alexis, she is going to have to learn the art of deflection! Sounds like she had some good ammunition against her brother...

Michelle said...

Oh that sounds familiar... someone who's soooo into someone else's business that they forget about their own. Oh yeah -- that would be MY wee ones :)

And I so get Alexis's hair. My hair looks like it's never seen a brush within five minutes of being brushed -- which is why I love having it wild and curly because it looks like it's supposed to be like that. And so far, it looks like Little Miss will have the same hair I do. Poor kid!

Good luck with the cut!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Brothers and sisters are like that, aren't they.

Jeauxdi said...

~*giggle*~ sounds like my brother when we were young! AND yes he still teases me! I don't think he will every stop, it just brotherly love, cecause now it comes with a hug =0)

Dawn said...

That sounds like something my brother would have said to me when I was that age!

katydidnot said...

brothers are, like, such a pain. mine is 44 and he's still a pain.

bermudabluez said...

Just typical brother / sister rivalry!

Shellie said...

Yep, brothers! Can't live with em can't live without em.

Joanna said...

What would he have done if she returned the favor?

Amanda said...

Oh Dear, poor Alexis!
She is such a pretty little girl, no matter what length her hair is.
l,
Amanda x

Eagles' Wings said...

The bossy elder brother in my household is like that too. He likes to worry about others and forgets about himself ;-)

Laura said...

Keep it messy.
I love little girls with messy hair.
I love that really they don't care!!
(Hey I'm making poetry.)

Amanda said...

Little girls should have long hair. No matter how tangled it gets, it can be smoothed out.

My mom took the easy way and cut mine short my whole pre-teen life. I HATED IT!

Megryansmom said...

I trimmed my bangs yesterday and thought of you. If Kellan can cut her hair, I can at least do these messy bangs LOL
Have a wonderful Monday.

kim-d said...

Well! You obviously just do not understand the depth of Little Billy's Rock Star status. None of that stuff--hair, mismatched outfit, lack of shoes--matters because he's too cool for it to matter (as only a too-stinkin'-cute 10/11 year old boy can be).

Poor Alexis, on the other hand--this is PRECISELY why you need to let her think she looks 'zactly like Barbie. Ahhh, the pain--AND the power ;)--of being the youngest!

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee.

AirmanMom said...

Enjoy each moment...one of these days, they will be grown and on their own...


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

duchess said...

Those kids & their hair. My daughter's always has tangles & #1 son just got his long in his eyes hair cute super short.
I almost don't recognize him when he's out playing with neighborhood boys....it is easier to take care of though.

Kel said...

Poor baby - I know long hair is such a pain, but it is easy to keep back and out of her face!
I swear, little billy just cracks me up!!
~K

Kat said...

I remember my long hair being pretty but a real pain too. I used to hate when my mom would yank a comb through it. Ouch.

Silly Billy. ;)

Kaci said...

Sounds like my Elly. :)

Stacie said...

ha, BILLY! Boys!

Stacie said...

ha, BILLY! Boys!

dani said...

katherine has always had long, thick quick to tangle hair... kellan, fructis conditioner is our miracle worker:)
lol, leave it to little billy to set alexis straight, ha!!!
love,
dani

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, what are brothers for? (:

E said...

Shorts!!?? Did I mention it snowed here?
Seasons schmeasons

Courtney said...

I love it!!!

Julie said...

Sounds like normal ling stuff to me! *lol*

Janet said...

I'm afraid I'm going to have to cut the Queen's hair soon. It stays tangled and pretty soon it's going to be long enough she won't be able to keep it out of the commode.

Betsy said...

LOL! I can totally see it :) Thanks for sharing that family moment with us.

Aleta said...

When I was a little girl and had long hair. Mom would call it a "rat's nest" if it had tangles. Ohh, that hurt when she's comb it out!

Too funny about Little Billy and his appearance. Lol.

Ellyn said...

Sound like our house. Anna can't do anything right in her brothers eyes.

Go tell Alexis she is beautiful for me. Don't listen to her stinky older brother.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Feathers. *snort* Well done.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh. Reminds me. Last week Laura was getting in the car to be driven to school. Her hair was a frightful mess and I told her to go brush it. She said, "Don't worry. I didn't brush it because I brought a hat." She put on her hat and I got in the car. 'Nuff said.

Queen of My Domain said...

Poor Alexix, she's getting hair advice from her big brother. And that will never be a good thing because we all know big brothers love to torment little sisters when they can. I'm sure she was just beautiful after she brushed her hair.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Tee hee hee. Boys are so funny. Still, it makes me think of how sometimes pressure from siblings can be positive even if delivered insensitively. Poor Alexis. I bet she looks just as cute with her hair a little mussed up.

girlytwins said...

thanks for putting a smile on my face. so funny.

Amanda said...

Alexis get the hang of it soon with her hair. What she should learn is the snappy come-backs to her brother about his hair and clothes! But, I'm sure she will get there soon!

Tanja said...

Ah, another wonderful feature of sibling rivalry.

Jen said...

Sometimes kids are a bit TOO honest, huh?

Tabitha said...

Girls and their hair!!
I have a daughter who is just the same ~ but just won't have it cut!!
love and big hugs XXXXXXXX

Anna said...

Awww! I bet she looked beautiful...even with her FEATHERS ruffled! ;-)

CY said...

Hi Kellan. Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday through Chris's site. Keep up your post for I wanna let you know that I am still reading your lovely post. Cheers
Regards, CY

Kathy and Carl said...

Oh poor thing! Life's hard at that age, plus with a head full of hair, that's a lot for a little girl to take care of!

joan said...

I had a brother like that once to. lOL My hair is always a pain even at my age.

Sally said...

You gotta love them brothers~but poor little Alexis. :)

Bren said...

Sounds just like a big brother!

I have the same problem with Big Sis' hair.

Brandie said...

Sounds like Ethan...he doesn't even let us brush his hair :)

Andrea said...

Brothers are fabulous. ;)

Amy said...

That's a big brother for ya!

Jeauxdi said...

I am guessing the question are in the spirit of Halloween?!? ~*giggle*~ Hope your week started off great! Have sweet dreams when ya sleep! hehe

Nadine said...

I love reading the upside part of your posts. It's great.

kaylee said...

awww brothers can be mean :( LOL!

Darla said...

Sounds like my 7 y.o. She has hair that's between the middle of her back and her waist. It's always a bit of a mess...or a whole bunch of a mess! She will NOT let me turn it into anything wonderful and beautiful. She runs around with it wild and free. My oldest will sometimes PAY her or give her a wonderful TREASURE to let her at her hair!!! She relents but then gripes and moans that she HATES ponytails, or she HATES getting her hair curled. She usually warms to the style eventually but then it might be forever before she allows anyone to style it for her again!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I cut my own bangs on Saturday morning and have yet to find the upside.

Rachel said...

My sister had hair that no matter what you did it still looked like a huge bush. I remember her feeling sad too. Hugs Alexis!

Tara said...

"Feathers!"
I love it.

Melek said...

girls and issues with their hair start right from birth, huh? :)

mannequin said...

I can so empathize with Little Billy.
Nah. I remember being that age and everything had to be perfect and just so and ...real life got in the way.

I just call my unmanageable hair "natural" and pretend I like it that way.

Heather said...

My dad used to tell me I had spaghetti hair - all stringy and tangled.

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