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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hair-brained Endeavors

I've had a few hair mishaps in my life. 
First, there was the cream cheese brownie incident. 

As a young teenager I volunteered to make brownies for a church potluck.  I started whipping the cream cheese, egg, and sugar with a hand held mixer.  Suddenly, my long hair got tangled in the beaters!  The mixer came all the way to my scalp before I was able to turn it off!

 I didn't have more cream cheese and I just couldn't let those brownies go to waste.  After untangling myself, I picked out every last hair and cooked them up.  I recall getting several comments about my tasty brownies.  Looking back, my judgment may have been a bit lacking.

Then, there was that really windy day in the early 90s.  I hopped into the front seat of my parent's Honda Accord.   As I shut the door, a nice tuft of my wind-blown hair got caught!  The automatic seat belt whipped around so quickly I didn't have time to think.  My sorry uprooted hair was left dangling.  I haven't seen many of those automatic seat belts lately. 

Yesterday marked yet another incident.  I had a ball to attend.  The prince would be choosing his princess and I wanted to look extra fancy.  My 5-year-old stylist went to work.  I knew of her talent so I wasn't paying much attention. 

It was a beautiful creation...until I tried to get it out!  My daughter had put about 8 small hair elastics in my hair.  Five of them were irreversibly stuck!  I asked Evie to help save my head. 

She was successful and showed me her results with a giggle--one elastic, with a good sized tuft of hair!   The giggler was promptly fired.

After much of my own pulling and yanking I am now a little lighter, but thankfully, elastic free.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Week: I will schedule some hair safety training for my giggler before the next princess ball. 

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At May 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I could not believe the cream cheese incident!! I do not have any hair stories and hope to never have any!!

At May 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I have had my hair caught in the automatic seat belt before. Not fun.

At May 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger kimber said...

aw, what a good momma you are! My mom had to take out my wedding hair before we left on our honeymoon because my husband couldn't do it.

At May 18, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Blogger mrsmarkdave said...

Oh my goodness. How funny.

Another story I can use to explain why I don't eat at potlucks ;-)

At May 18, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

I cannot believe you still served those brownies. That is hilarious and that people loved them.

Those tiny rubber bands are so hard to get out of hair even when they are not all tangled up. Definitely need training and safety lessons before next time.

At May 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Haa haa, omg, I hate those little rubber bands, hate em!! It sounds like you should consider cutting your hair really really order to avoid any future disasters, of course :)

At May 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Anonymous Ruth said...

You still served the brownies? That's hilarious. Unsanitary and bad maybe, but sooo funny! Did you ever tell anyone (besides us)?

At May 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Kristina said...

It's unbelievably hilarious that you served those brownies and still got compliments! So funny!!!! Oh, and those little rubber bands are the worst. Glad you still have most of your hair! ;)

At May 18, 2011 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

I wonder what the statute of limitations is on serving hairy brownies at a potluck?! This could result in a lawsuit you know...

At May 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I know this was about YOUR hair...but HER hair is GORGEOUS. Love redheads. :)

At May 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM , Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I like that story. Thanks for sharing it. LOL.

Very lovely hair. Love red hair!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

At May 18, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Kimberley said...

lol wow thanks for this midday giggle. Gross on the brownie story, but you knew that lol and ouch on the hair bands story. Sometime I count my blessings I have all boys ;o)

At May 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Valerie said...

I have an illogical (or so I thought) fear of getting stuff stuck in the mixer. Eww! The stories all sound painful.

At May 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

I love your hair brownie story. Best, grossest, tale ever. I may never eat something cooked by a teenager again, though.

I had to fix a comb rolled up to the scalp incident on my 8-year-old last summer. After a lot of failed attempts, we had to bring out the scissors. At least (a year later) it is finally the length of bangs now!

At May 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Rachael said...

I have pretty much always had long hair so I have had quite a few similar incidents. Except of course the brownies. That would require me to actually . . . you know . . . cook something . . . ;)

At May 21, 2011 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Danielle said...

Bahaha! Thanks for giving us a laugh at your expense! :P I've never known anyone who actually got her hair caught in a mixer. Maybe those safety labels that say things like, "These fairy wings will not enable you to fly." aren't that ridiculous!


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