Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hair (a.k.a. "Hay-ur!")

Kaitlyn has a very special talent. If there is a piece of stray hair to be found, no matter how invisible to the naked eye, she will find it.

And she will immediately begin whining, "Hay-ur! Hay-ur!"

As if the hair is a spider crawling up her leg. Or like she has fallen into some really icky substance and she can't get it off of her.

It's quite a tragedy.

Sometimes we find the offending hair. Sometimes we pretend to find the hair. Yeah, it's a little sneaky, but it works.

Kaitlyn is also a master at finding kitty hair around the house. We have hardwood floors throughout most of the house, so the cat hair collects in these annoying little balls all over the place - especially on the stairs.

There are times when it takes her five entire minutes to come down the stairs because she has to stop at every ball of kitty hair and declare: "EMMY! HAY-UR!" Then she stoops down to pick it up, so she can give to me. And I always say,

I see it honey.

Leave it there.

It's ok - I promise. You can leave it there and mommy will sweep the stairs later.

Kaitlyn!

Leave.

the.

hair.

there!

Maybe I should turn that into a song, a la Phoebe Buffay. It could be "Smelly Cat, Part 2" (a.k.a. "Leave the Hair There!")

I'm going to stop myself before this post gets any weirder.

4 comments:

Monica said...

I say you should just buy the kid a Dust Buster and let her clean it up for you! ;)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Haha! This is hilarious! I remember the days of "pretending" to pick up itty bitty pieces of dirt on the floor so my little one would relax. Isn't it funny how something like that can bother them?

I think Smelly Cat 2 would be a hit!

Smith Family Blog said...

So funny! Moses brings me hair, too. Except I have this sort-of phobia about hair. It really grosses me out. Even the hair in my own brush. Blech.

So I try to steer him toward Kurt when he brings me hair. lol

Anonymous said...

I agree with Monica. You should buy the kid a Dust Buster... get her cleaning early. She'll eventually have to clean... every Saturday... thoroughly... it's in her blood. =)

Andrea