Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To Leave

It's often difficult to get the Young Man to willingly leave his Nanny and Pa's house, in fact it's always difficult to get him to leave. He loves them crazy, when we are not with them we are talking about them. Take today for example, after returning home from Nanny and Pa's house I noticed that Zephies super cool fringe had been butchered trimmed just before our Tim shoot. I asked him if Nanny (but let's just go ahead and call her 'naughtynanny') had given him a hair cut - he answered 'yes, yes she did'. After asking him why he explained ' because I wanted her to cut my hair, I wanted to look like a nun... a hairy nun'. Why the hair cut was actually necessary is still unknown (care to defend your actions naughtynanny?) but a hairy nun he is. We have conversations like this one every day, the joy on his face when he recounts exciting events is contagious- so much so that a bad hair cut is easily forgiven... kinda.

Anyway, another one of naughtynanny's redeeming qualities is that she always has tricks up her sleeve along with those half used tissues. Todays trick was a tin of shave cream. 'Just squirt some onto the back table, darling' she said. Being the ever obedient daughter, I did as I was told. You should try it too- my mum would be so proud of you.









I'll be honest- I got my hands in there too. It feels good.

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15 comments:

  1. Hehehe - what fun! I've had to have words with the G-ma about haircuts too, glad I'm not the only one....what *is* that about?

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  2. Yes indeed! All our kids have LOVED moshing around shaving cream :)

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  3. I have just added shaving cream to our shopping list.

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  4. i have photos of me up to my eyeballs in shaving foam at the local fair aged 5! yay! he's a handsome hairy nun.

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  5. Ohmygoodness, I so want to do that now!!!
    Bum that noone here shaves.
    I'm going to have to wait to buy some tomorrow.

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  6. Oh what a cool naughty nanny, haha, love it! Sometimes you just gotta join em' ;o) xo

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  7. Shaving cream is the best!! We spray it on the shower recess and go for it at bath time. Easy clean up and great for practising letters and numbers.

    Would love to see an advance fringe... x

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  8. So going to use that shaving cream idea. And what the? Why do nannys have such an urge to get the scissors out? My mum is the same! No it is not your right as 'nanna' to cut their hair!!

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  9. P.S. Only slightly envious that Tim is coming again.

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  10. That looks so fun. And I do love a naughty nanna!

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  11. He's so cute, my mums the same just can't help herself with scissors , but gotta love mums xx

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  12. This whole post is bloody hilarious. NaughtNanny? Hairy Nun? bahaha...
    xxx

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  13. Here is an extension on the shaving cream idea. Use any old cheap shaving foam and in a baking tray spray enough to fill the tray. Drop food colouring on top and swirl a little together. Lay a piece of paper on top, lift off and tada....marbelled paintings. Choose two colours that mix well eg...blue and yellow or red and yellow. That way as it mixes it doesn't turn brown. The shaving cream just dissipates and you are left with a great print.

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  14. I have stored this in my memory bank, as I'm sure one day when Everly is older and we are having 'one of those days' I'm going to need it! Your Mum is awesome. x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em