Our four year old is sporting a new hairdo these days…let me explain.
The boys love to help me in the kitchen and do so on a regular basis. Last week we had company coming over for breakfast so I was up early preparing our meal. As the boys began to roll out of bed one by one they filed into the kitchen and pulled up their stools. I was mixing up a batch of banana muffins when the two middle guys asked if they could help. Running the hand held mixer is one of their favorite things to do in the kitchen so of course I was happy to let them help.
Before I turned over the reigns I decided a refresher course may be helpful. I turned the mixer on and began to remind the boys how to move it slowly around the bowl and not pull the beaters up out of the batter. Things were going great and the batter was looking perfect and that is when things went downhill.
Before we proceed, I should mention two critical pieces of information.
#1 Brooks (my third son) has gorgeous blonde “surfer dude” hair.
#2 Brooks has out of control bed head in the morning. Out. Of. Control.
Now, back to the muffin making disaster.
Brooks had just gotten out of bed and his blonde locks were a bit unruly and sticking out all over his head. I guess he leaned in a little bit too close and his unruly blond locks met the whirling beaters. You guessed it….catastrophe.
Those beaters were zooming around at top speed and snatched a handful of his hair out so fast I didn’t even realize what had happened.
He started crying while I did my best to survey the damage. Oh, and of course, like any good mom would do, I grabbed my phone and took a few pictures while he wasn’t looking. After all, I wouldn’t want to crush his self confidence by making him think I was snapping photos of him during his moment of tragedy.
Yep, thats a huge bald spot on the back of his head. I put him in the shower and washed all of the muffin batter out of his hair and attempted to create a massive comb over that may cover some of the damage. But the bad news is that there is no comb over that is going to cover that up.
So, if you see our sweet Brooks out and about please don’t mention his pre-mature balding. It’s a bit of a sensitive subject. I guess it is time for a buzz cut!
In an effort to make myself feel better about our most recent kitchen catastrophe I’m telling myself that this kind of thing is normal and it happens to other moms all the time. So, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Be careful out there my friends, who knew kitchen appliances could be so dangerous. Oops!