Thursday, 20 March 2008

Baby Bird


On my way from the kitchen to the living room, packing the bag for the day, saying "Safiya, come on, we have to catch the bu-u....s...."

And there she stands, in the middle of the living room, scissors in hand, a good grip of her hair in the other, and she says, very seriously:

"Not yet, Mama, we can't leave yet because I'm not done making the nest for the baby birds."

eeeeep!

"Um, o.k." I say. and retreat back to the kitchen, phone in hand to immediately confer (and by that I mean laugh my ass off while trying to keep it quiet) with Mr. S.

She had done a pretty good job - on half of her head!

That's a big nest :-)

3 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my. She cut off her own hair to make a nest? She was crafting a nest with her own hair?

She's obviously a very creative and generous girl. And a not at all vain. You must be doing it all right!

And she looks darling. I love little girls with short hair. I've been trying to cut my daughter's hair--mostly for the sake of ease--but my husband won't hear of it.

cloth.paper.string said...

eeek! such a sweet and thoughtful girl you have there, marnie!

Marnie said...

thanks guys, i think so too :-)
o.k., public service announcement...or, selfish service announcement: Jen from Sockapalooza Four - who/where are you? I want to reply back, but do you know how many Jens are on that website? Help! I can't find your email address, and you seem like such a nice person, and I'm not ignoring you :-) Anybody out there?