This is kind of a lame post. I apologize. I wrote a blog entry earlier this week about specific events in my life that have taken place recently, but I am not quite ready to make those thoughts public so. . . . Here's some little snap shots of my life from the past few months that I have not written about but wanted to mention.
Three weeks ago I decided to give Andrea a little hair cut. Her hair was getting so long in the front that it was always in her eyes and full of food. Because she typically refuses to wear a little ponytail or clip, I thought giving her some bangs would be the best solution. On a Sunday morning I sat her on the counter in the bathroom and made the first snip. She looked over in the mirror and burst into tears. She held her hands over her face so I wouldn't do it again. Paul had to come hold her hands down so I could finish the deed. She was so upset she cried until she vomited. Neither of us understood her reaction but tried to calm her. The next day Andrea was asking me in a very worried tone if she still had long hair. She insisted that she wanted long hair like mommy. Suddenly, everything made sense. The week before she had witnessed Paul getting his hair buzzed by yours truly, and she thought I was going to cut all of her hair off too so she wouldn't look like mommy anymore. I felt terrible that the event scared her so much, but was a little touched that she wanted to be like me. Funny girl. (Btw: Now that she has little bangs she's actually started wearing bows occasionally. Go figure.)