All Great Changes are Preceded by Chaos...

Isn't parenthood one of the most humbling, tiring, exasperating, patience promoting experiences ever?!  It is also pretty ironic.  Here's an example.  The evening of day I did the Snip, Snip, Sniff, Sniff post, our sweet Laurel decided she would do some snipping of her own.  And boy-howdy did she do some snipping...



I posted about it on my personal Facebook page feeling sheepish but needing support and I'm so glad I did. Within that one day I got 50 comments from friends and family "feeling my pain" or just laughing.  I don't think I would survive this phase of parenthood with any kind of sanity if it weren't for good, supportive friends.

We decided to take Norah to a professional since she had bald spots all over her head.  They basically gave her a "buzz" cut.  

The lady who did it was refreshingly wild and told me she had just shaved her own head a few months earlier and "look how much it's grown".  It was to her ears and looked great so that actually really helped! :)
Frankly, I think Norah is rockin' the "buzz".
Laurel with her "bangds" (I think it's pretty funny that the "hairdresser" has the most hair left).  Laurel has always been our "in charge" girl.  Oldest by a minute and fulfills the role well.  I'm amazed at her ability to get the other two to do anything she wants them to do.  Very persuasive this one!

Maisy insisted on doing this pose for her picture.  Where do they come up with this stuff! :) Lucky girl, those curls look adorable at any length. 

On the way home from getting her buzz, Norah was quiet  for a bit and then asked, "Am I a pwetty girl, Mom?"  Almost broke my heart.  I think she asked because earlier in the day one of the twins said she looked like a boy.  We stopped at Target on the way home to get these headbands...she thought they were pretty.  She wears them occasionally but doesn't need them and seems pretty much like herself again.

The scissors are all in a bin hiding where no little hands will find them (I alive these kids are smart and fast)!

 Now if I could just keep her away from my mascara!


  1. Oh Hannah! Bless you. I would have stroked out. But if anyone can rock a shaved head she can.

    True story- I once cut my own bangs so badly that all the hairdresser could do was spike all the hair on top of my head and leave the rest long. That's right, I had a glorious mullet. My cousins called me Rod Stewart.

    Hang in there. Eventually they get bored with the scissors. But then they discover something new so yeah.... just hang in there. :)

  2. I love the headband phase. I should send you a picture of Grace with 5 or 6 headbands on her head. Great job on enjoying this crazy journey of motherhood.

  3. Good thing Norah is so cute. Yeah Alicia, it looks like they got tired of scissors already and went straight to the mascara. LOL! Norah does rock the buzz cut pretty well and Yes Norah, you are a "pwetty" girl with or without hair. Just don't do it again. Don't be like your cousin. Although now, Abby's got nothin' on you. In the words of Marilla Cuthburt, "You sure do beat all." :)

  4. Seriously parenthood is the hardest thing you will ever do. It will also ultimately be the most rewarding, funniest, most heartbreaking and most worthwhile thing you will ever do.

    Hang in there! You got this!

  5. oh my, i just love those beautiful girls! what a fun, crazy ride...


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