Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Today Maybelle is heading to Nashville to spend Memorial Day weekend with Walter and his parents (Maybelle's Grammy and Big Dad).  In preparation for this trip, I asked Claire to cut Maybelle's bangs (which were hanging into her eyes), and Larry to help make this possible by distracting Maybelle, holding her still, singing to her, whatever it took.

Of course, they were amazing.

Here is the beginning of the haircut:

Please notice Larry's efforts to keep Maybelle from grabbing the comb, the scissors, or Claire's fingers.  Maybelle is screaming in outrage.  Nina is doing excellent photography--a bit blurred because of the motion.

Here Larry and Claire have shifted to another position:  Larry's able to hold Maybelle fairly still so that Claire is able to cut her outrageously long bangs.  He's talking to her the whole time, informing her of what's going on, encouraging her not to fight it since it's only going to take 45 seconds.

Let me take this moment to say that I wasn't helping.  In fact, Claire and Larry might say that I was making things harder, because I couldn't stop laughing.  I was supposed to be aiding Larry in Maybelle-distraction, but the whole scene kept cracking me up.  I don't think I stopped laughing the entire time.

But look, they didn't need my help at all!  Here is Maybelle with fabulous new bangs.  Her stylist is now the person who does Larry's haircuts, too.
Maybelle stopped screaming and fighting the minute the haircut had ended, and then she was delighted to be with Claire, Larry, Adam, and Nina, and it was a bit of a struggle to convince her to go home.

Maybelle and I are both very happy to be honorary members of the Curtis-Krasnoff family.


  1. Maybelle does go from total outrage to complete bliss in a matter of nanoseconds. And Alison truly was no help at all......

    1. What an excellent job you, did, Claire! And it'll be much more convenient to have Maybelle's hair stylist live in the same state as she!! :-)

  2. It takes a village --

    Smile. And as one of Maybelle's most ardent fans, I exclaim that she looks fantastic with that haircut!

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! It definitely takes a village.