Sunday, March 4, 2012

I'll just call it the Ernie Hair Cut

I adored Sesame Street as a child. Unfortunately, when it came time to pass hand down this love to my own children, I found the show had become polluted with obnoxious, wall-coloring, red monsters, non-imaginary Snuffleupaguses, and overkill on political correctness. But this post is about that most beloved, entertaining, and educational show of memory .

More specifically about Bert and Ernie. How I loved that rapscallion puppet named Ernie! Although I confess I loved Bert a tiny bit more with his long suffering sighs.

Remember the time Ernie was alone with Burt's cookies? Temptation overwhelmed and he soon took a small nibble on one. But, oh no! The cookie was now uneven and a correcting nibble was needed. And then another and another until finally the cookie was gone.

I don't know why I thought of that skit this morning. Might have something to do with this:

P.S. My daughter, who managed learned optimism without any Sesame Street lessons, took it all in good measure. "It's hair, it will grow back. And now I don't have to pull it all the way over my shoulder to brush it." In fact, it barely touches her shoulders now.

For comparison, here is what it looked like on Friday. Note the length even after making six braids and braiding them into one. And yes, she is wearing fairy wings, pointy ears and a tiara to school. And her brother is wearing a suit in the background. Isn't that how your kids always dress for school?

P.P.S. Fine, just kidding. In honor of Dr Seuss's birthday the school allowed the kids to dress as characters from favorite books. I even have a front facing picture. Ethan was Artemis Fowl, Kirsti was the Fairy Queen from Fablehaven and Joseph was Pip, one of the dragons in Pillage.

And now I find myself craving cookies.

C is for Cookie. that's good enough for me...



  1. No after picture????

    You can't post about a hair cut without after pictures!!!

  2. And the question that hasn't been answered is - did you do this to her, or did she do it to herself? I remember cutting my own bangs as a young teenager and being very, very disappointed with the results!

  3. Both previous commenters stole the words right out of my mouth. First of all, how did this happen? In initial trim that was uneven so you kept having to cut more??? Did she do it? More info please....and an after picture. Definitely an after picture.

  4. I get so sick of my daughters crying when I brush their hair that I haven't let them have below-shoulder-length in years. I think you daughter will love it when she gets used to it.

    I loved Oscar the most.

  5. I agree with the others, what happened to Kirsti's hair? You did it or she did it accident or on purpose? Let forth the info.

  6. Maddie is going to cry. Her only regret she told me about cutting her hair was that she wasn't like Kirsti. (who I still hear Maddie talk about every other day) Post a picture so I can show Maddie.

  7. This reminds me...where are my Girl Scout cookies? I was expecting them by now!
    Thin mints...mmmmmm.

    Your post also begs the question--other than what Kirsti looks like now--whether Sesame Street filled our heads with PC stuff of the 70s and 80s, or whether it really was as good as we remember (as I prefer to believe).

  8. Cute! I just cut 10 inches off my head in the interest of easier maintenance as well!

  9. I feel the same way about Sesame Street. I don't even let my son watch it, it's so bad now.

  10. I agree with the others -- need after pictures -- and I miss the "old" Sesame Street too!