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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

it started just with bangs . . .

I can't hardly believe I'm about to publish this post . . .as it means it's real.  Gulp.

As many of my friends are aware, Kate thought it would be fun to cut herself some bangs this past friday.  

You see, when you're an identical twin, situations like this are extra interesting.  Do you give your girls different hair cuts?  Do you just finish the bangs on one and not the other?  Suddenly one dynamic affects the other.

Some of my friends suggested asking the girls what they wanted to do which was such a good idea.  Both girls very quickly and emphatically said they wanted their hair cut the same.  So that took care of one question.

But the girls (and myself) have been growing hair out to donate.  Ava did hers last fall.  I've been stalling on the twins because they let me do things with their hair and have really easy hair.  The thought of cutting it was a little painful for this momma.  But as we were making appointments to get their hair cut, I thought, if we're already paying for the cut, maybe we just needed to do it.

GULP. 
(in case I hadn't mentioned that already).

I know. I know.  Melodramatic (I am a mom of 3 girls you know).  

It's just hair.  It will grow out again.

But it's my babies.

So we asked them again if they wanted to keep it long or cut it short.

Oh my.  HOW they said they wanted to cut it short (the fact that big sister just got it cut shorter) may have helped influence the choice.

Never the less, they insisted and so in the name of a great cause, Mommy agreed with a few inward tears.

Had to add that last line in just for a little extra drama. : )

Kate and Olivia were SOOOOO excited.

We lined up at home for "before" shots

Kate and Olivia

Oh these monkeys

One last look . . .

Kate

Olivia

Then it was off to the salon.  Even the ladies there were a little sad to cut it.

Olivia's pony tail ready to go

Ta Daa!

Getting her first salon wash.  They thought this was SO cool

Kate excited for her turn

Her hair was actually a touch longer

Proud of her pony tail

And her turn for a wash

Kate getting styled

Olivia checking this all out

The very happy and excited Olivia

Kate actually originally had a longer cut than Olivia.  When the stylist was done, she showed them each other and asked Kate if she liked her hair or wanted it shorter just like Olivia.

"Just like Olivia," Kate answered. And so she did.

The happy twin

My big girls.

So proud of them and kind of crazy about them no matter how long/short their hair is.

I think they're pretty cute.

5 comments:

Sandra said...

it sure made those two adorable girls look older thats for sure. So cute though!! Love the short hair on them.

Sarah said...

loved this post so much! they are absolutely beautiful - long OR short hair! They look soooo grown up!

emilykate said...

I really like the short hair!

mom Bahr said...

I would have love to have seen all that - cherish those smiles anytime! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

they are ADORABLE!!! Oh, the short hair is too cute. I bet that was hard for you though! :) I have a hard time every time the boys get a hair cut...ha! They always look so grown up afterward :)