Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Let's make a potion

I have to tell you the story before you gag while looking at this picture.
I was vacuuming the girls' room this morning and I noticed something just barely under the bed that the vacuum was missing. I bent over and picked it up. It was a nice little nest of hair. I had just vacuumed in their room 2 days ago, so I knew this was fresh. I picked it up and handed it to Kelsey. She immediately got an "I'm so guilty" look on her face. She said to me "I will just go throw this away" as I gave her THE LOOK. I finished vacuuming and asked her what that hair ball was.

She said "Well, it is Kendal's hair." That didn't surprise me. Kendal pulls her hair out quite often, but never puts it into a nice little ball. Then she said "I didn't pull it out all at once, it took awhile last night." My mind raced back to last night when I put the girls to bed. They wouldn't go to sleep and I kept hearing Kendal whine and whimper. I figured her cast on her leg was bothering her, not that she was having her hair pulled out!! So as a mother I can only take it so long. I went in the bedroom last night to find Kendal on the floor chewing on a blanket. Kelsey said to me "Mom, I just can't sleep. Kendal is bothering me and she is so noisy and keeps trying to get in my bed." "Okay sweet innocent daughter of mine, you poor thing, why don't you go get in bed with Dad for a little while and I will get Kendal to go to sleep" was my reply. Something like that anyway.
So Kelsey slept with her dad last night, I tucked Kendal in bed and she slept like an angel.
After I remembered the bedtime encounter last night I said to Kelsey "Why did you pull her hair out?" in a not so nice tone. Get this - "Because I was making a potion." I told Kelsey to go get the scissors because we were going to make a really great potion. She excitedly did and I got ready to cut off one of her little pig tails that I had just put in. She screamed and cried and carried on and told Kendal how sorry she was and cried some more. Me, being the sensitive mom that I am, kept up the cutting-off-the-pigtail-charade until she was truly sobbing. We had a little chat and things were okay.
As we were getting the girls ready for bed I told Matt that we were going to make a pigtail potion after the girls went to bed. Kelsey, hearing this of course, was worried. Just a few minutes ago, at 10:15, I went in to my room where Kelsey was reading books in my bed. She was supposed to be asleep an hour ago. She looked beat and I asked her why she was still reading. She said to me "Are you still going to make a potion tonight after I fall asleep and cut off my hair? I am so tired but I don't dare to go to sleep."
I moved her to her own bed and told her that I would not cut off her hair but she needed to be a nice big sister. An agreement was made.
I always thought Kelsey was the innocent one and that Kendal was the one that made them both squeal and scream. I am finding out how not-so-innocent my little Kelsey really is and that I need to start looking out for tough-kid-Kendal.

11 comments:

mindy said...

I think I will stay on Kelsey's good side... I have bad enough luck as it is, I don't need any potions hanging over my head!

Jenny said...

What exactly was the potion for? Was she going to drink it? I would have gone along with this one. Kelsey being Kelsey would have loved to drink some potion with hair in it.... NOT!

Jenny said...

Did I mention how much hair that is... Wow, poor Kendal, I think cutting a piggy tail off would have been less painful. She is only 6 remember.

Brittany said...

Rach...you crack me up! I love the way you handled it...spoken like a true big sis :) I think you have to be a big sis to understand how the "big sis mind works"...believe me I know...I was a big sis too! Too funny!...lol!

Spencer's Adventures said...

Times like this can be so frustrating, but I bet that by even next year you will be laughing about this. It seems like every family has their "hair" stories. You should ask my mom what I did to my brother's hair when I was Kelsey's age.

Epperson Family said...

I'm interested in what the potion was for. Does our sweet little Kelsey have a little Bekah in her?

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Jenn said...

This is such a great memory! They'll love to tell this one when they're older.

Amanda lee said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Rachel....that is freakin' hilarious and some how disturbing at the same time (lol). Not your sweet Kelsey? Poor Poor Kendal. She was so good over here the other day. Such a sweet thing.

Rachel said...

I just got to thinking, Kelsey has been just a titch jealous of Kendal and all the fun things she has been able to do with that darn broken leg. She has said more than once, "I wish I were Kendal and had cast on so I could ...."
Maybe the potion she was going to make was a poly-juice potion, (Harry Potter mom, you should read them) so she could turn into Kendal!

acrane said...

rach
that is to funny and poor poor kendal thats a lot of hair. Paige will do thinks kinda like that out of jealousy any way thats a good one to write down. have a great weekend

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