Thursday, September 4, 2008

Growing Up Country Mouse

I would like to show you some pictures of my early childhood...after viewing them you will probably understand more about my neurosis.

I was an awkward child. It started young. My brother affectionately refers to this picture as "Stroke Baby."
I had unmanageable hair. HAD. Ahem. Stop laughing! It's *almost* under control now!
So my mother simply dealt with it the best way she knew how.
Avoidance.

I retreated to the solace of my books...

...and magazines... (Am I really checking out the centerfold of a car parts magazine? Why yes I am!)

And food...

But eventually I had to rejoin society with a bowl cut.

And I was not happy about it. But nevertheless, the short hair stayed.
Meanwhile I started wearing skimpy tube tops to family egg hunts. I think I was just acting out. I am a middle child! It's what we do!

So, friends, let that be a lesson to you. Cut your child's hair into a bowl cut and she will act out. Notice that there are no half clothed pictures of my angelic sister stomping around with an egg basket. You know why?? 'Cause she had long hair, that's why!

7 comments:

  1. That's funny. I feel your pain. Maybe it was the tight perm my mother gave me as a child. Or when my brother held me by my ankles and hit my head on the floor? Such sweet childhood memories!

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  2. it always comes back to the hair doesn't it....i think you were are still are beautiful.

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  3. Ok I also had a bowl cut! And my boyfriend makes fun of me to this day... sigh. At least we're learning lessons for when we're parents, right? :-)

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  4. My sister had that same sort of crew cut business going on as a baby---gracious Lord. Hers has never gotten much better though.

    She is still the golden child, while I was the bad one, but I do not think the hair had much to do with it. That is the only thing I have going for me!

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  5. I still remember being traumatized when my dad brought me to the salon to get all my hair chopped because my mother didn't want to deal with it. It's baby fine and pin straight. I bawled my eyes out.

    And who took a picture of you on the potty? That's so horrible! Your still cute, don't get me wrong....

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  6. I totally turned bad girl when my mom chopped my pigtails off. This theory of yours holds a great deal of truth!

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  7. I think you are an adorable little girl! I feel your pain! My dad gave me a bowl cut, when my mom was in town one afternoon! Boy she was mad! To make matters worse? I have a cowlick to the side of my forhead! Bang would only lay flat on one side!! I can't bear to put childhood photos on my blog... way to painful!! I love the tube top!!

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