Matthew’s Hair Cut

So, here are the promised photos of the hair cut that Matthew gave himself a couple of weeks ago.

First of all, if you need an explanation of Matthew and his personality and his tendency to do mischevious things, I refer you to the “Naughty Newt” post from last year.

We tucked Matthew in one night and thought that he was sound asleep when really he was giving himself barber lessons.

I went up to go to bed and I saw a big towel wadded up on the floor of our bathroom. I opened up the towel and inside it were the clippers that we use to cut our boys’ hair and a bunch of light brown hair that looked to be about the length and texture of Matthew’s hair.

I went right to Matthew’s bedroom and he was laying in bed acting like nothing had happened. I pulled him out of bed and this is what I saw:


I was sick to my stomach especially because I was trying to grow his hair out a little bit and it was just getting to the point that I liked it, and his hair takes forever to grow!!

But, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. Matthew has been doing things like this for as long as I can remember. He really is not a bad-natured boy, he is just mischevious and busy. He has to being doing things all the time and if I don’t have him occupied doing something productive or good, he will find something not-so-good to do. And it’s not that he is trying to do something harmful. He just figures that he has seen us cut his hair with the clippers 100 times so he might as well try it too. And you are probably wondering why the clippers were out but they weren’t. They were put away – far away – where we thought little boys couldn’t get to them. But, you see, Naughty Newts seem to find a way to get their hands on things, no matter how tucked away they are!!

We love and adore our little Matthew and he definitely keeps us on our toes! In fact I put a little table and chairs in my scrap room just last week so that I could give him “projects” to do while I am in here working on things. That way he is busy coloring or doing something good and I can keep my eye on him! It has been working out really well!

The Naughty Newt lives on!!

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  • Shanna
    August 30, 2006 at 2:00 am

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Love this Maggie!!! toooo funny! My little Cassidy’s bangs are finally growing out from one of her “naughty” episodes too! LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE the 9 mirrors too! WAY COOL!!!!

  • Dale Anne
    August 30, 2006 at 6:40 am

    YEP, we all go thru this with our kids!!!
    To have his hair grow faster…….feed him lots of jello!
    Gelatin makes hair grow faster – trust me it works.
    My son has really thick hair and one summer June day – he took the dog clipper and shaved his whole head…..but by Halloween, it was needing another cut!

  • Wendy Sue Anderson
    August 30, 2006 at 7:06 am

    ah, but with those big beautiful eyes…I bet it’s hard to even get mad at him!!!

  • Liz Taylor
    August 30, 2006 at 7:23 am

    i have my own little “naughty newt” only he didn’t cut his own hair he cut his little sisters hair. she is almost 2 and her hair was just getting long enough to put into piggy tails. it is as short as a boys hair cut now. so sad.

  • Laura Vegas
    August 30, 2006 at 9:02 am

    he’s such a cute little “naughty” boy though! lol! i have my own little naughty thing … my youngest daughter. she just always seems to find her way into trouble!

  • Jessi
    August 30, 2006 at 9:04 am

    Such a great story, Mag! 🙂
    I have my own – Jaden. I can only imagine the ‘naughty’ things these two would create if they were alone together for even one hour!

  • Jayme
    August 30, 2006 at 9:50 am

    What a cutie – I can already picture my little Ethan doing this same thing one day soon – I love his hair so much I would be devasted! But it would be so funny. Matthew is darling.

  • Caroline Ikeji
    August 30, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    but he’s still TOO CUTE!

  • Robyn
    August 30, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    What a little poopsie! 🙂 Is that even a word? LOL! I can’t believe his hair – so funny!

  • Heather D. White
    August 30, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    ROFLMHO! So funny!

  • chanel
    August 30, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    the joys of parenthood …. my #2 gives me issues like this, there is always one in a family! keeps you on your toes hey!

  • Nichol
    August 30, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    oh no!!!
    glad you got pic’s of it! and I love the nickname! 😉
    my dd trimmed her hair when she was about 3 or so…I couldn’t find the hair anywhere…I obviously noticed it missing from her head but she would not tell me where to find it. well, the cleaning lady found it…under the bath mat in the bathroom…LOL.
    crazy kiddos!

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