Saturday, October 07, 2006

i just no want mess it up

i woke up to annabelle's hair in a complete mess. tangles everywhere. i knew that there would be a battle to get it brushed before we could go anywhere today, so i told her i would take her to get her hair cut (since she's been begging for some time now...due to all the tangles)
i got the brush out and went to work, and she immediately went wild screaming and crying. i felt so bad, but knew i couldn't take her into a salon, much less anywhere else with this birds nest on her head.

as she screamed and yelled, julian ran into the room to investigate. "MAMA STOP!!! MAMA!! we're saw-wee mama!! we're SAW-WEE!!" it broke my heart. he thought i was upset with bella and this was her punishment, me ripping her hair out. his little apology almost brought me to tears.

after i removed about 4 pounds of hair from her head, we proceeded to the salon where we got julian's hair trimmed a few weeks earlier. annabelle was so excited, as she sat in the little salon chair and draped the jungle animal cape around her body. i explained to the lady (who also cut juju's hair, and happens to speak VERY little english) that i wanted it pretty short. just a bob style hair cut, but short enough in the back to see her neck and just a little longer in the front.

"um. no. i can't do dat. you come back, tomorrow. 11 o'clock. lady here tomorrow dat can cut her hair."

i looked puzzled. surely she must think annabelle will be as wild as julian was last time and she just doesn't want to do it, but annabelle is sitting so big and prim and proper in her little seat, just waiting for her little transformation into a short haired girl. so i repeated, "you can't cut her hair??"

"no. i know what you want, i just no want mess it up. sorry. come back tomorrow."

annabelle was so disappointed, and so was i. we gathered our things and left. we walked around and did some shopping and as we passed the salon again, the lady sat in a chair, reading a magazine. i realized that everytime i come here, she is sitting in the chair, reading a magazine, and NOT cutting hair. maybe she's paid hourly, rather than by the job and she just turns down any work that comes in. i don't know, but as we passed, annabelle waved really big and said, "HEY!! There's that lady that can't cut hair!!"

i guess we'll try again tomorrow.


At 10/07/2006 1:01 PM, Anonymous lil sis said...

Oh poor bella. I was looking so forward to scrolling down the page and seeing her cut little bob hair cut. Maybe tomorrow someone that can actually just give a little girl a hair cut will be there. I loved juju's saw-wee! He is a cutie! Love you guys!

At 10/07/2006 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditto to everything Amy said. She said all the things I was planning to.

At 10/08/2006 12:25 AM, Blogger joy madison said...

how strange!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

At 10/08/2006 5:53 PM, Anonymous lil sis said...

Sal doesn't want to talk abut the game. He is still upset! :) Its just football right? ;)

At 10/09/2006 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Bella and Juju for that matter what a letdown - I can just see her sitting there so big anticipating her new "do" _ BUT ME NO WANT HER TO MESS UP EITHER....
love you


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