Sunday, May 20, 2012


This is a tale of a pair of scissors that found themselves in the hands of Rachel Lynn. It is quite a short tale. After all, there's one thing that scissors do best- they CUT.
I've heard stories of scissors before, but never believed MY child would have one. 

Oh boy was I mad. I mean mad dog mad. WHY Rachel?! Why did you do this? We've had the scissor talk many times before. 
"I don't know Mommy."
"Well, it looks bad." (not the most sensitive Mommy in the world)
She was distraught. She knew it looked bad.
"I'll just go lie down in my big girl bed and when I wake up it will be longer."
"No Rachel, it will take a long time to grow back. It doesn't work that way."
(and the crying commenced)
gotta love that little bald spot where she cut clear to the scalp...
We are currently visiting family in Lubbock, and there are five little Payne girls running around everywhere. We went out back and found a few Rachel clippings scattered around the backyard. 
That day she told me several times over and over again that she'd never cut her hair again and that she would obey me and be happy. 
You're darn tootin' you'll never do that again!
"When I obey I'm happy all day!"
It's been a week since the crime, and as the days went by I realized it wasn't so bad. I mean, it's definitely noticeable, but let's face it at the end of the day her hair looks like this anyway...
I can't tell. Can you?
What a turkey.
It will grow back. It will grow back. It will grow back.


Sarah said...

Hey Jess! This is Sarahdee, Denise's friend. She shared your blog with me and it is so wonderful! You're girls are beautiful! I hope all is going well. Take care :)

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Haha, I guess every little kid has to have a scissors story! And truthfully, I can barely even tell in the "bad" picture that there's anything wrong! :)

Josh and Denise said...

(Yay!, SaradD commented!) Ummm...Rachel's haircut could've been worse. No worries, Jess Payne. You can only see it if you're looking for it...and those end-of-the-day pictures totally hide it. Haha, I wish I could have been there to hear her say that it would be longer when she woke up. That's too funny!

Unknown said...

I think regardless of her hair she looks so cute! I can hardly tell anything's different... I guess it's easier to tell if you look at her hair every day. I love the first picture of her in her yellow dress. What a sweet girl :)

Josh and Jill said...

I actually can't tell! Joseph did that once but at least he is a boy and got his head buzzed (he had cut down to the scalp right in the front!)

Fancy Schmancy said...

I can't really tell either. Both of my fun girls have performed real hack jobs on themselves. Jesi was the worst though when she cut off ALL of her bangs... and then some. It will grow back! She is still a cutie!!

Mary Anne said...

You totally can't even tell. Not too bad. But the story was hilarious anyway!