On Her Flying Trapeze

Friday, April 28, 2006

Tinker-Bell Princess

Yesterday we had another hair-cutting extravaganza, my first since the mullet incident. At this point the layers have grown out to a length I am more comfortable with and I have learned to listen to my stylist when she tells me a particular cut might end up looking like a mullet. She KNOWS.

I just got a trim but Laylee got the real fun. We decided to give her a fun summer hair-cut. We went with a Julia Roberts in Hook pixie-cut. She was amazingly calm through the razor cut and very excited to tell daddy that she looked like a pixie-fairy-princess girl.
I love the way it turned out but considering her age and lack of womanly curvage, it’s a given that she will be mistaken for a boy at times. I spent the afternoon talking about how she looks like Tinker-bell and what a cute fairy she is.

hair7Then Dad gets home.

Dan: Wow. You got a new hair-do!
Laylee: Yeah!
Dan: What kind of hair-do is it?
Laylee (very excited): It’s a BOY haircut!

At which point, Magoo waved his sweet little girly-finger-wiggling wave from the high chair and I busted up laughing. So our daughter is excited that she could pass for a boy and our son waves "hello" like Paris Hilton. Yippee!

hair poofAnd then in a moment of uncanny timing, a gift arrived in the mail today for Laylee from Peter and Heidi of the Tutu Boutique. Our little princess fairy pixie Tinker-bell got to wear the poofiest, most gorgeous dress-up item she’s ever had on her body and remind herself that she's still a girly girl.

A while back I mentioned their business on the site because I like them, expecting nothing in return. Then they sent this “poof” and a fun princess crown and shirt to thank me for the mention. How sweet is that?

Take that High-End-Children’s-Clothes-Store-Employee-Who-Thought-Laylee-Was-A-Boy-Today. Heads up: if you want to earn a big sales commission from me, upon finding out that my child is female, please do not ask me if she cut her hair herself.

Policy note – I have recently been getting offers of free products or discounts to promote things on my blog. I want to make it clear that I would be happy to do reviews but I will be totally honest, even if you send me free stuff, so be warned. You may not like what I have to say. I don’t want people wondering if I’m getting something free in return when I mention a book or product so I promise to always let you know. And again… the honesty.

One last thing. I thought you’d like to see this. Taken this afternoon. Yes, the force is still strong with me.

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Blogger Nettie said...

I LOVE her haircut! And I don't see how anyone could mistake her for a boy, she's way too pretty.

4/29/2006 4:59 AM

Blogger KatieButler said...

Adorable! I agree--no one would think she was a boy with that face. :)

4/29/2006 5:08 AM

Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

She does look like a little pixie princess! How cute! And that tutu! Laylee must have been in heaven! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, Kathryn. You really make my day!

4/29/2006 6:25 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

She looks soooooo cute she is all styling....I LOVE it! And it is good to see you are back at Target :)

4/29/2006 6:56 AM

Blogger Gabriela said...

The haircut is SO cute!

4/29/2006 7:30 AM

Blogger Beth said...

Sh is adorable. I had the same problem when I cut The Girl's hair short when she was Laylee's age. Everyone thought the was a boy. And her cut wasn't nearly as stylish as Laylee's. The clip looked so cute in her hair, though. No way anyone will think she's a boy with that in there. The tutu dress was beautiful. My daughter would be drooling over it!

4/29/2006 8:01 AM

Blogger Tigersue said...

yup, my daughter would get mistaken for a boy, I don't even think people would notice the cute girly outfits I would put her in, that no mother in her right mind would dress a boy in. She learned rather quickly to not cut her hair on her own and let it grow longer(by quickly I mean when she was in 3rd grade and did it for the last time.)

I also had a sister that looked very cute in pixie cuts. She had the same sweet little face your daughter has. Keep dressing her in that outfit and no one will wonder if she is a boy or a girl. If they do just chalk it up to not really paying attention. ;)

4/29/2006 8:03 AM

Blogger Heth said...

Pixie Power!

Layee, use your powers for good, not evil.

4/29/2006 9:16 AM

Blogger kfk said...

Very cute. I wish MY hair would look like that if I cut mine short!

4/29/2006 10:14 AM

Anonymous Mom on the Gulf Coast said...

She looks f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s!(spelling courtesy of hip-hop music) I love the pixie cut and think all girls should get one at some point in their lives, they're easy and awesome!

So what if some people mistake her for a boy, she is so obviously feminine that, as Nettie said, she shouldn't be mistaken for a boy. AND she seems very secure with her BOY-CUT status, good sense of self-worth, good for her!

That being said, my son, 22 months, has soft blond, ringlet-prone hair so even if he's in shorts, tennis shoes, and a t-shirt with trucks, motorcycles, or other such manly indicators, people still tell us how beautiful SHE is. I just smile and say yes, HIS hair is amazing and wonder at how we managed to produce such a cute child as hubby and I sure aren't! It seems to diffuse potential embarrassment.

I have checked out the Tutu Boutique too, if I were having a girl I'd love their stuff! As it stands it looks like I'm gonna stay in the land of dirt encrusted boy-stuff.

(had to share, your word verification is a bit cheeky today - fwckovk - I think I've been told off!)

4/29/2006 10:24 AM

Anonymous Alissa said...

i absolutely adore it! granted, that how i cut my hair. she's the prettiest tinker bell, EVER.

too bad i'm not in your area, i'd offer up some of my photography skillz for you to review.

4/29/2006 11:29 AM

Blogger Liz said...

get lots of cute little hair things and pretty little pink hats and stuff - how many more times can I say little? I think she's adorable.

4/29/2006 12:33 PM

Anonymous yuka R said...

the cutest thing i have ever seen

4/29/2006 12:35 PM

Blogger Susan said...

I LOVE Laylee's hair! If I had girls, THAT would be the cut for them! And you can tell her that, on occasion, when I'm in my sweats and makeup-free (which is a lot, actually) I still get mistaken for a boy. Yes, really!

And shut up with the good parking. Seriously.

4/29/2006 1:27 PM

Blogger Julie said...

I love the haircut. I wish it would look that great on me. I've been tempted to cut my 3yr old's hair because she refuses to let me ever put anything in it - ponytails, barrettes, etc - so what's the point of having it long? Maybe Laylee's haircut will push me over the edge :-)

4/29/2006 1:47 PM

Blogger kyouell said...

Like Mom on the Gulf Coast, my son is often mistaken for a girl. I think it's because of his big, adorable blue eyes. :-)

I too LOOOOOOVE Laylee's cut. I love it when my hair is like that, but hubby doesn't. Let her enjoy it while she can, I say!

4/29/2006 2:26 PM

Blogger Code Yellow Mom said...

Laylee's hair is princess perfect, adn she is undeniably 100% girl. I'd like to have that style myself! I recently enjoyed (?) a haircutting extravagnza of my own in which I succeeded in convincing my HUSBAND to cut my hair after spending $50 on what I didn't exactly have in mind.(It's so totally not something he would EVER do in his normal life.) Interestingly enough, I've gotten more compliments on the hubby cut than the 50bucks cut. But I still can't decide whether it would be a good thing or not to tell people where I got it done. :)

4/29/2006 4:10 PM

Blogger Karen said...

VERY cute cute cute cute! And that tutu . . . it definitely has that certain something special.

4/29/2006 5:31 PM

Blogger Heather said...

What a cutie she is! I love the haircut and the BIG EYES and HUGE SMILE!

Sweet, sweet.

4/29/2006 5:47 PM

Blogger jessica said...

Sweet Laylee! She is too cute! I wish I had a great tutu like that when I was a kid.

4/29/2006 5:49 PM

Blogger Maine Mom said...

I love the new summer hairdo! This post made me anxious for my own summer cut :-)
Laylee looks so adorable in her tutu, and with the barrette in her hair!

4/29/2006 6:42 PM

Blogger beth said...

Adorable hair cut. There is no question that she is a girly girl. Meanwhile, I have had the last 7 people that have talked to me about my son refer to him as my "beautiful daughter" despite his consistently navy blue and orange attire.

4/29/2006 7:00 PM

Anonymous surcie said...

That's just the kind of haircut I envy on other women. Rock the do, Laylee girl!

4/29/2006 7:06 PM

Blogger Grammy said...

Wait! Wait! Who said she was allowed to start looking so grown up? Where's my baby? Being this far away is hard, because they grow and change when I'm not there to see it. Has it really been that long since Christmas?

4/29/2006 7:43 PM

Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said...

I went to get my hair cut last night. I realize now that I wanted was Laylee's hairdo, and I didn't know how to tell the lady that. I ended up with Carol Brady. Not what I was going for. Laylee's hair rocks! Mine, not so much...

4/29/2006 8:44 PM

Blogger sarah said...

Oh, what a doll! I'm glad she is so happy and confident with the cut. The one time I got a short cut when I was a kid, I am pretty sure I went home crying. (It didn't help that I had just gone in asking for a trim - the lady decided to get a little creative.)Laylee is most beautimous.

4/29/2006 9:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laylee has the cutest face!! I was mistaken for a boy when I was little because I had a spike and a mullet! Ha! But I sure wasn't as cute as that little pixie!

4/30/2006 6:28 AM

Anonymous Dene said...

Laylee is gor-geous! Now, I'm dying to see your new haircut, DYM. :) It's been soooo long since I've had a haircut.... motivate me to get to the hairdresser. My husband, unlike code yellow mom's above, is NOT an option.

What a great family you have!

4/30/2006 11:34 AM

Anonymous Mama C-ta said...

I love the fairy princess photo! Very cool they sent you a thank you. Maybe I should say how much I love their stuff but if they sent me something I'm not sure my son would look quite as cute in a pink tutu as your daughter!

4/30/2006 2:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh..so tempting after days and days of tangles in Princess and Duchess' hair....

4/30/2006 2:49 PM

Blogger Journey Mama said...

People always mistake my girl for a boy and my boys for girls, no matter how long the hair. She looks beautiful, you can see her pretty blue eyes!

4/30/2006 3:47 PM

Blogger Peter said...

If I do say so myself, she looks darling in that Tutu!

4/30/2006 5:32 PM

Blogger blackbird said...

I want THAT haircut...
AND free products...

You lucky girl.

4/30/2006 6:13 PM

Anonymous Caryn said...

She's adorable! Especially with her tutu on. When I got my hair cut a year and a half ago, everyone raved about it...except my verbally abusive boss, who said, "What did you do to your hair?!?! Did you do that yourself?" Gee, thanks.

4/30/2006 7:26 PM

Blogger Blogarita said...

I love Laylee's hair! And it's easy for you, too, I'm sure. Bonus!

5/01/2006 6:26 AM

Blogger Goslyn said...

So cute. She will get the boy questions, though. I had a haircut like that when I was seven - I was wearing a pink miniskirt and helping my mother grocery shop, and a nice man came up and complimented my mom on her helpful SON. I was SOOO offended.

But Laylee looks super-cute.

5/01/2006 8:53 AM

Blogger Chris said...

She is so flippin' cute.

5/01/2006 4:32 PM

Blogger Lei said...

Wow - it totally suits her! How very, very cute!

Parking spot envy...

5/01/2006 6:03 PM

Anonymous Heather from One Woman's World said...

She is so cute that I must squish her!

5/01/2006 9:27 PM

Blogger RGLHM said...

she is so cute!!!

5/01/2006 10:07 PM


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