Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Not-So-Frugal Haircut!

Sweetcheeks recently was helping me with a project that required scissors.  She does quite well with the scissors and was a big help with the project.  After we were finished, I went to make lunch.  She stayed downstairs to play (or so I thought!).  When I came to get her, this is what I found.....


I wanted to cry.... but then I looked at her beautiful face.  I could clearly tell she was struggling with what she had done.  She was looking to me for a reaction and I had to decide what it was going to be.  Would I make her feel worse than she already did by crying and scolding her.  Or would I use this time to lift her up and speak to her out of love?

I wanted to cry.... but I gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she still was to me.  We had a long talk about what is appropriate use of scissors.  We had a long talk about what she did.  Then we called our salon!

Her hair is much shorter now, but she is still the same sweet child she was before.  It is after all, just hair.  It will grow back.  In the whole of life it really doesn't matter that much.  But had I reacted differently, it may have affected her for a long time to come.  This was as much a lesson for her as it was for me.

I need these reminders to show me just what is really important in life and what my relationship to them really is.  It is so easy to get caught up in what I think is necessary or proper or right that I forget what my true goal is with my children.  I need to not only tell them but show them my love for them.  I need to not only teach them what Scripture says, but live it.  I am thankful not only for this opportunity to love my daughter regardless of what she may have done, but I am more thankful for the lesson I have learned.  I am thankful that God has blessed us with this sweet child.

And I love this girl!!!

 I am linking this post up to Esther's homemaking link~up at Our Simple Country Life.  Please join her over there for other great idea's for homemaking.  Have a great day!



  1. Great answer, Mom!

    I believe every one of my girls (7 of them!) have cut their hair when they were little. The worst was when one laid the scissors on the top of her head and snipped to the scalp! That took MONTHS to fix (she wore hats a lot).

    I followed you here from Simply Homemaking.

  2. You're such a great mom! And what a good reminder of what is really important. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. This has happened in our home more then once! Great attitude Mamma! ;0)

    Love the new blog background! Thanks for linking up for Simply Homemaking!

    Much Love & Blessings,
    Our Simple Country Life


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