Thursday, 16 April 2009

Hair abuse

Betty was in desperate need of a haircut and so armed with some heavy chocolate bribes I decided to take on the challenge myself.

These days, if there is a promise of chocolate I can get Betty to do just about anything. And sure enough my little treasure sat there as good as gold as I hacked away at her impossibly thick mop.

Tom entered the room half way through the cut and with a glint in his eye he asked if I could save all the hair for him. I was touched at his thoughtfulness and sentimentality towards his daughter and so when I had finished I lovingly collected all the cut-off hair and carefully placed it in a pretty little box for him.

Later I asked him what he was going to do with the hair and barely being able to contain his excitement he said: ‘I’m going to put it into an old sock, tie it up, and then hang it from the chicken coop door… I read somewhere that the human scent will deter the foxes.’

9 comments:

Mud in the City said...

The last of the great romantics!

Human urine is another good deterent. Maybe not one to tell Tom about....

Adventure Mother said...

I actually gather up all ours after the hairdresser's been and put it on the compost heap!

Sparx said...

Ha! What a man... nice to see Betty let you do something for a change!

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Ooh, I never thought I've trying chocolate for hair-cutting. May try it this weekend, as Rosemary's hair is away to start sticking in her eyes again. Last time, she ended up with a ridiculously short fringe, so hopefully I'll do better this time.

Iota said...

Um, I don't think hair smells.

Tell Tom from me that I think his expertise lies with parsnips and not fox deterrents.

rosiescribble said...

Now that's an impressive idea! Very clever!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Tom is so very clever.
Pigx

Beccers said...

That doesn't seem right somehow... using your child to scare away the foxes!! Only kidding, hope it works!

Good luck for the new baby too whenever he/she comes along

English Mum said...

Ew. Someone told me that if you get the male member(s) of your household to pee round the coop, this deters foxes. Would make my lot hysterical with laughter too, which is always a bonus :)