The Things Kids Say: How to Know You Need a Haircut

Recently my hair has gotten quite long.  Having always wanted to have long hair and with this being the longest it’s EVER been, well, the longer it gets, the less inclined I am to getting it cut.  Unfortunately, the longer you go without getting your hair cut, thanks in part to the the damage that gets done to hair naturally by the sun and by pulling it back with hair ties, you end up with lots of splits ends.  Split ends create incredibly knotty hair.  I say all this to preface a little interaction between my kids and I that let me know I really NEEDED to get a haircut:

While riding in the car on at least two different occasions, I pulled out a hair brush to brush my hair.  With the kids in the back seat and unable to see what I was doing, they both said, “Hey, Mom, what are you eating up there?  We can hear you crunching.

So, if your children cannot tell the difference between you sneaking a snack versus you simply trying to untangle your crunchy hair, then you DEFINITELY should consider getting a haircut.  

And so I did.  3 inches gone.  It was a little sad, but feels sooooo much better.  And there’s much less crunch. 😉  

Now it’s your turn! 🙂 
What has your child said lately to make you smile, laugh, roll your eyes, or want to run and hide?

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • My 3 year old loves to comment whenever we use a public washroom together that she has a teeny bum and I have a huge bum.

  • Anonymous says:

    My daughter (age 6 at the time) and I were going to see a play. I came into the front room and asked if she was ready to go. She says “I’m ready just as soon as you are done changing your close and fixing your hair.” …Um … I was already all set to walk out the door. Hmmm … better reconsider the outfit and run a brush through my hair.

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