With my recent post on "letting go" and "riding the roller coaster"...... I must say that I have learned to really let go. I took a ride on the style of coaster where the floor drops out- thanks to my sweet adorable 4 year old daughter!
Allow me to set the scene: Monday morning (8:45 ish) - coffee brewing- Football Superstar is
reciting his routine- I am filling my coffee mug good to the last drop
dogs and cat are fed-all is well........
Apple Cheeks in her squeaky-excited little voice asked to finish a craft she started Sunday afternoon for Grandma Ice Cream. As she begins to collect her craft supplies, there is a request for her craft box. The craft box includes; tape-glue stick- stickers-washable markers-age appropriate scissors and retired greeting cards.
As Football Superstar and I continue to discuss our daily schedule, I walk over to Apple Cheeks to see her finished project. Grandma Ice Cream a.k.a Grammie will LOVE this screeches Apple Cheeks! I notice a pile yes a pile of blonde hair directly underneath her chair.... we own a Golden Retriever, so finding hair is nothing out of the ordinary in my household. I did not have my contacts in, or my glasses on so of course I needed to really examine the clump of blonde locks- knowing darn well this was not Sam's clump of fluff..... I was thrown off- for the first time had nothing to say- nothing would come out of my mouth! My eyes had to be as wide as a deer in headlights or better yet when it sees a hunter in the woods.
Apple Cheeks noticed I found the secret stash.
Now, looking directly at her little round cheeks you couldn't notice where the clump of golden locks were clipped from until I combed my fingers through her long golden wavy hair. My ride floor just gave out.
There wasn't a lot of talk- a few tears from Apple Cheeks- an appointment was scheduled with our stylist- the remaining 7 inches of golden locks were cut and placed in a plastic sandwich bag.
Apple Cheeks sat so proud in the stylist chair- she was given praise for sitting so still- the perfect client. I took a few photos - before and after. I cried a few happy tears.
The scissors will remain in the craft box. Under much more supervision of course. A new revised lesson on scissors was conducted.
If Apple Cheeks is willing to "let go" 7 inches of her hair..... her momma certainly is willing!
I did plan on having her hair cut- perhaps she didn't want to wait any longer?!
Another Life Lesson learned.
Funny thing is.... I did the same thing when I was her age. Mmmm.... isn't it funny how life makes complete circles.
Enjoy your day! Go ahead- take the ride! Just be sure you are strapped in!!