Tuesday, February 16, 2010

If This Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


Those words would be something along the lines of:

EVEN THOUGH MY VOICE IS GONE, I STILL HAVE FEELINGS! IF YOU INSIST IN YOUR 4-YEAR-OLD WAY ON FIXING MY HAIR, DO I NOT WINCE IN PAIN? IF YOU BARRETTE ME, DO I NOT CRINGE? IF YOU REPEATEDLY STAB ME WITH HAIR ACCESSORIES, DO I NOT SCREAM A SILENT WAIL OF PAIN? But still I stand here, allowing you free access to my scalp, mostly because it would be pointless to refuse. Partly because you wouldn't be able to hear my feebly whispered plea anyway over your constant chatter about 'all these beautiful barrettes'. Entirely because I love you and wish to make you happy. I hope you like my hair, darling daughter. When my voice comes back, we'll do it again and see if we can't make it painless, okay? Because gosh...I sure do look purty.

And so on and so on, right up to the thousandth word.

17 comments:

  1. What a testament to motherhood :)
    You look fabulous Dahling!

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  2. Ha! That was worth coming back for one last time before my blog reading Lenten fast. I'll see you again at Eastertime!

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  3. Gail - I'm glad you'll have THAT image in your mind of me for the next 40 days...have a blessed Lent!

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  4. It may have been a painful process, but your sure do look adorable!!! Give your daughter a thumbs up from me. (smile)

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  5. You're gorgeous, darling!

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  6. Wow, she has amazing hair styling skills. My daughters work hard at pulling out all my hair, and putting clips in random places, but they have never been that coordinated!

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  7. Hehe! Sorry to hear your voice is still out, though!

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  8. So funny! My hair has looked like that many times!!

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  9. WOW! THAT is some Mommy fortitude right there! Am I the only one who noticed how close to your EYE those come? You deserve a medal--gold if you let her apply "product" as well! :D

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  10. Chortle means to chuckle gleefully, and that is exactly what I did when I read this. Sigh... It's just too good. You're a stunner! :)

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  11. SO funny! I've had many a lovely do over the years (I'm a preschool teacher), but none that looked quite so nice as yours. Hope your voice returns soon!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :-)

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  12. She did a beautiful job!!! What talent!

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  13. Beautiful! The only thing better would be these barrettes in your husbands hair :)

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  14. I am NOT kidding when I say my daughter Lola who is 8 wore her hair EXACTLY LIKE THIS today!!!

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