Wednesday, January 4, 2012

That's hysterical.

Sooooo... yeah. 

I thought today's post would be a quick one where I thanked you all for the kind words of support and encouragement that I received in the form of comments, on Facebook, and emails. (They really meant a lot to me and I sincerely appreciate every one of them.) Then I would tell you all about how I didn't let her watch any Micky Mouse today and explained, firmly but fairly, that it was a privilege that she had forfeited because of the irresponsible choices she made yesterday. And that Brian and I had counseled together to come up with some new things to try to help teach her to become a useful and productive member of society one day.

I was very hopeful of posting that we had had a better day, Lila and I. 

Doesn't look too happy, does she?
Can you tell why?

Maybe a close up will help?

Okay. Here's a clue.

That would be some of her hair.
Apparently today she decided she wanted a haircut.

She got one.

I was much better today. I didn't cry, scream, wail or even curse. (I may have been in shock.) I did get a bit hysterical when I called Brian. Actually, clinically hysterical. Laughing and crying at the same time, and unable to control either emotion. Then I dried my tears, and took her to the salon so they could repair the damage. Her hair had been in two pony tails and she only chopped at one, so I suppose the silver lining is that it could have been much, much worse.

As I was waiting for the kids to get their coats and shoes on, Jake looked at me and mused aloud, "Hmmm, I wonder what she'll do for a finale?"

If today wasn't the finale... tomorrow I will be posting from a rubber room.


Andrea said...

Oh Chrissy, I just want you to know that it gives me comfort that the shinanigans that my two 3 year olds get into happen at other people's homes, too. We're all in this together! The haircut is cute. Maybe you should send her up to our house one afternoon so that she can play with my twins (or avoid certain death after another episode of naughtiness).

Megs said...

She looks so much older now...crazy.

I did a similar thing when I was younger, but much older than Lila. I was 5 or 6...I TOTALLY should have known better. :)

Emilie said...

Way to keep your cool!!!!

The bright side is she has a great life story and she is only 3 :)

Mary said...

Is it just me, or is she looking more and more like Caitlin? Maybe that's an indication that she'll turn out just fine. :)