Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Did you believe me?

When I swore I would take a break, did you buy it?

I meant it when I said it. I did. But then this girl:

(Before)

This girl, who every six months for the last six years walks into her salon and says "Just take off a few inches" decided today. On a complete whim.

To do this:

(After)
And in 30 minutes she aged 5 years.

My heart squeezes in my chest, each time I look at her now. It's amazing how something simple like a haircut can send the years leaping forward.

She turns twelve this month but it didn't really hit me until today. But she's still in there. That little girl of mine. Taller. Sassier. Moodier. But definitely still there.

Even with her stupid cute grown up haircut.

18 comments:

Kathryn said...

Yep. She looks 5 years older. Wow! And she is gorgeous! The haircut really fits her. I love it!

karen said...

She looks fantastic! I'm a bit biased, though - I got the exact same haircut when I was her age. :)

Lynn Stallworth said...

Oh my gosh! She looks gorgeous! Definitely older. I never think Taylor looks 13 until she straightens her hair. Hair is definitely one of those things that add maturity. I LOVE her cut!

Leslie said...

Wow, what a change!! She looks so cute!!!!

Kelly and Family said...

Love the hair.
I'd say sophisticated.. very pretty!

Chrissy said...

(GASP). she is adorable, but looks much too old. maybe she'll put it up in pigtails?

Beck said...

She looks so sleek and chic now! What a gorgeous haircut!
But yes, who told her that she could go and turn 12? That's just WRONG.

Kyla said...

She's gorgeous! But she DID grow up overnight!

Sister K said...

LOVE it!!!!!! she looks terrific! esp. love the window pic...

the dragonfly said...

Oh, she looks great! And what a pretty smile she has..

spaz said...

She looks beautiful. Does she like it?

RAY AND TINA said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! ALL I COULD DO WAS GASP AT THE DIFFERENCE. SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!! IT IS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE A HAIRCUT COULD MAKE. I FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN I GOT TY'S 1ST REAL HAIRCUT. I HONESTLY DID NOT THINK IT WOULD MAKE SUCH A DIFF. BUT IT DID. I WANTED TO CRY! I ASKED IF SHE COULD PUT THE HAIR BACK ON HIM. ALL OUR GIRLS ARE GROWING UP SO FAST. WHAT EVER SHALL WE DO? LOVE YALL!!! TELL HER SHE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lori said...

Oh, she looks beautiful! And yes, I'm afraid she looks a wee bit older now...

What does she think of her new cut?

Paula said...

Awww! I know what you mean about them getting older, but she looks so beautiful! Ya gotta love it...

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Oh, she may look older, but she is precious.

Chaotic Joy said...

Yes, Allison does look adorable. And for those who asked, she LOVES it. It's very cute to see how much she likes having a new hairdo. It's the first major change she has ever had.

painted maypole said...

wow. amazing what a haircut can do!

Amy Wyatt said...

She looks beautiful... and sorry to say it... you are right 5 years older. Glad you had a great anniversary trip!