It’s Not All Mary Poppins

When silence is not so golden

436456_red_plastic_scissorsLittle voices waft up the stairs and into the bathroom, where I am… Where I am. With the door ajar. Of course.

Timmy: “Those are paper scissors.”
Anna: “Yes. I am cutting paper.”
Timmy: “They are not for cutting hair.”
(One presumes this is the Voice of Experience speaking.)
more silence, perhaps a little shuffling

Me, from above:
“They are not for cutting hair! Put them down on the table!”

Noah: “Uh-oh.”

March 9, 2009 - Posted by | Anna, crafts, Mischief, Noah, Timmy |


  1. Tell! I’ve always thought hair-cutting (one’s own, one’s friend or one’s doll) was a rite of passage. Who did what to whom, Mary?

    It was a rite that I was spared, at least for today. Noah has a vocabulary of about six words, which he uses pretty much irrespective of context. In this case, it was simply a very apropos coincidence!

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. “Uh-oh!” Tee-hee! 🙂

    Yup. Thankfully, in this instance it meant nothing. It was just one of Noah’s six words, and he decided to throw it out there. It could just as easily have been “mommy” or “puppy”!

    Comment by Ms. Huis Herself | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. It’s definitely important to know when silence = impending disaster. Good thing you heard the first part of the conversation!

    It’s why I never fully close the door!

    Comment by Alison @ hairlinefracture | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. Is there anything more dreaded than the infamous, “Uh-oh”?

    Were you too late or was the holler from upstairs sufficient to keep someone from an unexpected new do?

    Great post.

    The ‘uh-oh’ turned out to be a false alarm. Either that, or my hollering was sufficient. I’ll never know for sure, but, happily, no one went home with a new, asymmetric ‘do’!

    Comment by Zayna | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. Upon reading your post title and seeing the picture of scissors posted, I immediately knew where this was going.LOL

    Thank goodness it didn’t get all the way there!

    Comment by Coley Moley!!! | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. i had actually played barber when i was a kid. and yes, the kids parents had to shave the remaining hair off.

    Oh, dear. Your hair (in which case it’s rough justice) or some poor unfortunate other child’s?

    Comment by Suzi | March 12, 2009 | Reply

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