Monday, February 14, 2011

where are your hairclips?

That's the question I ask my girls at least once a day, when I open the usually full drawer and there's next to nothing there. Answer:

  Elephant earrings.

 Balloon fastener.

 Umbrella clamp.

 Treasure bag tie. (Socks are another item that goes missing a lot.)

 Dog leash.

Dalmatian fashion.

 Recent beanie baby expedition to Africa. Ponytail elastics hold on their packs (yes, Robyn, those are the princess mattresses) and field rations (which was sushi). Looks like bassett hound had the forethought to pack the video camera as well.

 And, of course, they hired a bush pilot.

28 comments:

  1. Last week my daughter did the same. :):) It is funny! :)

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  2. Oh, so cute! Those little animals with their packs on! Much better ideas than clipping hair teehee

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  3. Basset hounds are clever like that.

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  4. Who knew hair clips were so versatile?

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  5. My daughter does the exact same thing!! Glad I'm not alone :)

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  6. Have you been in my house? I think every mom of girl(s) can relate. Only...where's the ingenious solution from the creative mastermind herself for keeping their clips contained at the end of the post??? ;)

    Audrey won't let me end this comment without telling you that she says, "I think that's very funny." So there you go.

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  7. Robyn, I wish someone would tell me how to keep them rounded up. I've given up. I've tried being the heavy about it and forbidding them from using the clips to play with, then I relented and started just doling out consequences if I found hairclips scattered all over the floor, but now I've just decided to make it a requirement at the end of each day that they go around the house and round them up. Then I just continually buy cheap replacements for the ones that inevitably break or get lost. It's official. They've worn me down.

    Tell Audrey I think SHE'S funny. Then give her a hug and a loud raspberry on her cheek.

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  8. That's hysterical! And very creative. I am sure I have similar fate in store. My girls are only 2 and 1 and I can't even count how bows/clips have been lost. *Sigh*

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  9. Wow, super creative! I don't think losing hair clips is a condition that you grow out of either. I can never keep track of my bobby pins. I buy a pack of 200 and end up with 4 at the end of the month. Oh well.

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  10. LOL. It's the same at my house! And once a month, she comes home with a plastic baggie full of them. I say, where did these come from? She said, "In my desk at school. My teacher made me clean out my desk today." When the baggie finally makes it to the bathroom drawer, it's full again...for about 30 seconds.

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  11. Oh my goodness, your children inhabit the same world as mine 1 ;)

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  12. That is hilarious! Well, atleast the mystery has been answered :)

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  13. I needed a good laugh today, thanks for providing my entertainment. Great imagination.

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  14. Haha! Your children are SO creative. I love it. My daughters are 5 months and 2.5 years, so this is a hilarious glimpse into my future.

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  15. I seriously thought my kids were the only ones who did this! Even my boys raid the clip/rubber band drawer in the bathroom for their 'pets'. It's been happening for years and it doesn't show signs of stopping any time soon....

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  16. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for hair accessories as well! Girls. *sigh*

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  17. Great idea to photograph all these! Yes, my girls are always coming up with similar ideas - most frequently "the dog leash." Now I know I am not alone in being in danger of having to re-mortgage the house to keep the hair accessory stash going!

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  18. This post made me smile so much. I needed this at 4am up with a cranky baby.

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  19. How cute. Just last night my 3 year old granddaughter and I played "haircut lady". This was all in an attempt for me to get her hair brushed and her hair clip in before her mom arrived to pick her up. I did get her hair brushed and the clip in but in the process I also had to style her dolls hair, her teddy bears hair and yes, our chocolate labs hair. They all had hair clips! So today (?), I'll be searching for hair clips to style her hair before we head out to the library for story time.

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  20. Well, it is at least plain to me that hair clip repurposing is at least a universal problem! I'll just keep replacing them, I hate to stifle the creativity. Thank goodness for the Dollar Tree.

    Katie, now that you mention it, I haven't grown out of it either. I keep a ridiculous pile of extra identical brown hairclips in my bathroom because they go missing so often. Even though I just use them in my hair.

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  21. ha ha - yep my kid is just the same ! I just wanted to let you know I recently bought your gorgeous Katy Kitty pattern and have mentioned it on my blog today - I hope you dont mind.

    http://ellieboo296.blogspot.com/2011/02/monthly-handmade-treat-february-2011_16.html

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  22. Hilarious!My boys use pipe cleaners for these sorts of things (plus Star Wars utility belts, climbing ropes, traps, spider webs . .. ) Can't wait to see what they come up with once their sister is old enough to have hair clips. God forbid I run out of pipe cleaners when a dinosoar wants to repel down the bookshelf . . .

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  23. It's like looking at a picture of my own home!

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  24. haha, my little sisters SO do this all the time! :) so cute!

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  25. just had to buy a mega pile of new ones....same reason. they mysteriously disappear. kind of like the sock in the dryer thing. lol

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  26. Haha, how cute and creative! :)

    Thanks for making me smile :)...

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