The Tale of the Lost Pigtails.

I knew that leaving my husband in charge for a few days was dangerous. Not because he can’t handle caring for Tori full time—he’s an awesome dad—but because he has issues with her hair.

Issues as in a complete inability to wrestle it into the pigtails she’s become famous for.

I pulled those pigtails just as tight as I could before I left, but by Saturday, her hair ended up looking like this:

A little ragged, to be sure. But when this photo arrived on my phone?

I did a double take. That didn’t look like the pigtailed baby I left. And when I got this one?

I may have let out an involuntary sob. My baby’s beautiful golden curls, the locks that had cascaded halfway down her back, were gone.

Yes, it was too long. And yes, it needed to be cut. But part of me? Is still very sad I wasn’t there for this:

tori getting a hair cut

All in all, it’s probably a good thing my husband mustered up the courage to do this. I may have waited until her hair was dragging on the ground before getting it cut.

And I can still wrangle it into her signature look. He made sure.

But it’s going to be a while before I leave that man alone  with my child’s hair again. I wouldn’t want her to end up with a buzz cut.




5 Comments on The Tale of the Lost Pigtails.

  1. Rebecca
    August 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I know it grows back and all but if MY husband took MY daughter to the salon and cut MY daughters hair……>I would throw a fit of epic proportions.

    • Amber
      August 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Well, you know. He’s better at getting that stuff done than I am. I choose to procrastinate. So it’s probably for the best, actually.

  2. Jessica
    August 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I would have been a bit peeved too. You leave him alone with her and just because he was having trouble with her hair, he goes out to what looks like the mall and chops it all of her hair off. These decisions should be reserved for only the mother.

    Did you have your mother stay with him so that you know that she just didn’t eat candy the entire time you were gone? I hope at least he did call your mother to get her opinion that this was a good idea in case you were not available.

    If the roles were reversed and he was gone and if he knew that you took your son out fishing or to a baseball game, he would probably be crushed.

    I hope you confront him about this or the next time you go out and come back the daughter will have her ears and nose pierced.

  3. Erica
    August 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s adorable!

    • Amber
      August 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm (4 years ago)

      And lordy, is it easy to brush. When I can get her to sit still long enough to brush it, that is.


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