Monday, April 6, 2009

Dispatches From the Edge: Gretel Gets Her Ears Lowered

Day 56:

Yes, me giving Gretel a haircut does count as a Dispatch From the Edge because if I were not unemployed I would never have given her a haircut. Jess basically begged me to do it (though she'll dispute that), and in light of my current situation I cannot bear to turn down doing a favor for anyone—don't abuse this sensitive piece of information.

The last haircut I gave was to my brother in our backyard when he was three or so, and my mother went through the roof. After seeing Gretel today, I guess we can all now see why my mom went apoplectic. I must admit there was more than a hint of Silversteinian logic to the whole affair. After the deed was done my wife looked directly into my eyes and said, "I can't believe what a terrible job you did." Mission accomplished. (Other quote from Jessica: "She looks like she went through a fire.")

Let's start off with a few before shots:

And this is what she ended up looking like after I got done with her:

I don't know if the bald patches really come through in the pics, but trust me—they're there.


Jessica DesLongchamp said...


Jenée Elizabeth said...

Poor Gretel - I can't believe you would let him do that Jessica -- after what he did to his brother!!

Jessica DesLongchamp said...

I know... I regret it!
But last time I gave her a haircut it took me THREE HOURS!
Guess I better make the time next go 'round. ;)

tom deslongchamp said...

I don't remember that, did you really cut my hair??