Wednesday, January 14, 2009

up-do

Recently, Adelaide has begin enjoying the practice of hair-styling. As a bribe when getting her dressed each morning (which can be quite a struggle) I have learned to give her her basket of little hair supplies and tell her to pick out which ones she would like to wear. After she is dressed, we move to the bathroom where she stands up on the toilet in front of the mirror and has me style her hair.

Her hairstyles are usually of the pigtail variety, but they usually only last a few minutes unless I supervise her wandering fingers. Lately, however, she has been instructing me for an up-do. This requires about 6 hairclips, and I simply turn her locks of hair on either side of her face, twist them back and clip them up in the back. For some reason, she loves having her hair done like this, and will leave it in rather then pulling it all out.

And she also really enjoys styling Elliot's hair. Poor Elliot, if there were a prize for the most patient kitty he should win it. Adelaide adores combing and brushing him, and then attempting to style his hair using her little hair clips. Of course, her little fingers aren't quite there yet, so after she tires of sort of jabbing Elliot with the clips, she will then proceed to very specifically art direct me as to what selected clip should go precisely in what spot.

Odd thing is, she hasn't tried this on anyone else, yet... only lucky Elliot.

elliots_hairstyle by you.

42 comments:

Val said...

How dear! I love that she's asleep in the background as if so tired-out by her hair-styling duties. :)

Heather said...

This photo is priceless. Elliot is so beautiful with all his clips.

Suzanne said...

Awh, that's so sweet! I love it when cats are super patient with children... it's as if they "know".
And that last photo is just priceless.

Megan said...

This is such a great visual! I love how she is dead asleep in the background. You could make a great calendar of Elliot and Adelaide shots!

Holly said...

that kitty must truly love her, because i don't know any cat that would put up with that!

love how he watches over her sleeping :)

Kate said...

The first picture made me "Awww" because she looks darling.

The second picture made me laugh out loud because he looks so goofy! :) I can't believe he let y'all do that!

Jenny said...

Elliot must indeed be a very tolerant cat. The picture is priceless!

christine said...

That is so classic! I love it, and I love how your trick into being cooperative has turned into something so sweet and special.

sk said...

Hands down the best picture I've seen all week!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

That is hilarious and just made me giggle to see your precious cat with those hair clips... what a great photo! From what you say about his patience with your daughter, it sounds like he must adore her :)

Stacy said...

OMG hilarious photo!

Wendy said...

what a face! and that photo with elliot - so funny!

the dipe squad said...

So adorable! What a darling girl...and what a good kitty!

Gül said...

their love always make me cry in a most sweet way, each time I read your post about them!

Thank you very much for sharing!

Miss A. looks peferct young lady with her hair done, by the way ;-)

cindy : quaint said...

she is such a pretty girl and that last photo is just fantastic!

Lovely Paper said...

oh gosh, that is exactly what i love about kids. the darnest things that they do! how cute!

Kelly said...

That is adorable. I agree that Elliot should win The Most Patient Cat award. What a trooper.

aisukohi said...

that is such a fantastic picture. they're both such dolls!

Dotty said...

I love Elliot! I've put a clip or two in my cats when they get in the way while I'm trying to do my hair in the morning. One time, I put a clip around Ricky's tail. He didn't mind it but when he jumped onto the floor, the sound of the clip hitting the tile scared him and he took off down the stairs.

Anonymous said...

So so sweet.
Are you cosleeping? We also cosleep and our daugter just learned how to crawl now that I am scared she might fall down from the bed. Need some advise if you have any. Did you put your mattress on the floor? Thanks... elif

andrea soos said...

what a great photo! I love it...i only wish my cat was half as patient as elliot!

TrippleJN said...

Very patient kitty! The pictures made my day. Makes me want to go snuggle my own very patient kitty right now! LOL.

Sarah said...

such a sweet kitty.

Anna said...

she's too cute and what an amazing cat.. my little girl has just discovered that we have a dog and enjoys grabbing at big lots of the poor puppy's hair, but she seems to get away with it.

Ema said...

That is totally excellent.

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest photo I have ever seen! It made my day!

-Lauren

knitsational said...

Too funny! love her passed out in the backgound. I wish my little girls would leave clips in. They want them, then take them out about 2 seconds later.

Anonymous said...

Well that is just the most patient kitty ever! What a fantastic photo and what a gorgeous girl!
Anna
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Christy said...

Aww, cute. I used to style my dad's hair when I was little, but he was bald on top with just some hair around the sides. He was always a good sport!

sylvesterandmama said...

the photo of your daughter sleeping and the cat with hairclips on his back is awsome!! made me smile. :-)

sylvesterandmama said...

the photo of your daughter sleeping and the cat with hairclips on his back is awsome!! made me smile. :-)

Pixie said...

That last picture has to be the funniest I've seen in a long time. You have a very patient kitty because mine would have clawed me within an inch of my life if I'd have tried to put barrettes in his fur. lol..

High On Craft said...

That post make me chuckle. wonderful storytelling. Very patient cat.

buttons said...

Try giving her two outfits to choose from in the morning. She will certainly love doing this as much as she likes picking out the clips. Might make the task of getting her dressed in the morning a bit easier.

joanna said...

she looks so cute with the hairclips!! and i just love that picture of elliot and adelaide in the bed!! =D

insaknitty said...

that is the best photo ever!

Cathrine said...

Your daughter is too cute! :D
I love what she did to the cats hair...

Geisslein said...

These pictures are to cute! Especially this one on which Adelaide and your cat are laying in the bed! Wish you a lovely day today! Sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

my poppet said...

what a good natured kitty

J e n said...

Hahaha this photo is hilarious and both Addie and Elliot are soo cute. lol,

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ashiena said...

this is sooo cute.. :)
u have a such lovely life and family.. :)