Monday, August 9, 2010

Not for the weak

What is it they say about parenting not being for the weak? Well, we've had a fun few days here.

Friday Elizabeth fell on the playground - with the nanny, not us. Knocked back her top two front teeth, and we can't tell if she broke a third tooth or if it got jammed up into her gum. The dentist is not worried, and we had just scheduled a checkup for three weeks from now, so we'll see what he says then. She woke up Saturday morning with a hugely swollen top lip and said, but I can't even kiss!
We've not been able to get good pictures - she's slightly self conscious and we don't want to make her more so. The swelling has gone down, and it is possible those front teeth will realign, so we will see what happens.

Apparently not content with her own damage, tonight Elizabeth took the scissors to Andrew's hair! We've been talking about getting haircuts, and I had a semi-firm plan to get it done Friday afternoon. That plan is firming up as he looks ridiculous. Rich has been suggesting we trim up his front bangs to get them out of his eyes, but Elizabeth decided taking the bangs up to the scalp was a better option.

She put a tiny heart sticker on his forehead when she was done. Sigh.
It just makes the rest of his curls look ridiculous. Andrew is not entirely happy - he kept touching the top of his head and gesturing at Elizabeth at dinner with some dissatisfied grunts and complaints.

She hid the chopped pieces under a cushion on the couch. At the sight of those chopped off pieces I couldn't help it and burst into tears. Have I mentioned he looks ridiculous?

But we'll get it fixed, it's only hair, and it was time, anyway.

She did say she cut some of her hair, but given her mop it's not noticeable, but she'll get it trimmed up on Friday, too.

Baby hair, baby teeth. And Rich left tonight for a work trip, back Wednesday night. It's all good. Though I think I need a drink.


Herself said...

You need a big drink!

Rachel et Natalie said...

he still looks handsome, don't worry.
Racheld did the same but fortunatelly it was to herself and we do keep saying that it is a no no to cut her sister's hair, so far so good but I wouldn't be surprised if it does happen.
I hope you got your drink!

Rachel et Natalie said...

and poor Elizabeth, I hope she is not in too much pain.

MEI said...

Always an adventure, right? I hope you had a nice big glass of wine.

Elaine said...

OMG! Hugs from far away. Sorry about those curls. And the teeth. Both are just awful.

Thrift Store Mama said...

Oh Susan - I am laughing so hard at the photos and Andrew's expression. The heart sticker on the forehead is just awesome.

Laurie said...

Ouch- I hope her teeth are ok and she's feeling better.

Zoe did the same thing with Mia's hair by the way. I was walking through the kitchen and finding little tuffs of hair. She must have seen the dawning recognition and unhappiness on my face and high-tailed it out of the room. She had given herself and Mia a trim.