The only thing worse than one tail…..

is TWO.

Jeff and I do not agree on the length of our sons hair. He likes it long. I like it short. So he “compromised”. Sort of. It’s really a punishment for harassing him to cut their hair. He thinks the tail is hilarious. I think it’s atrocious. But they’ve been there for a week and neither of us is budging. I could take the clippers and buzz those suckers off, but I kind of want to see how long he’ll be embarrassed by the tails as well. If you see a post in a few months with a braid and bead, don’t be surprised. It’s all out tail war.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    They’re cute no matter what…but tails???

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    I tend to like long too, but a tail? That’s playing dirty!

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    Wow! Flash back to the 80’s!

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    Shannon says:

    You two are hilarious! I would have the buzz-saw out right quick. That was a nasty trick he played…but pretty clever.

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    Melissa says:

    Bwhahaha! Jeff is getting some tail, huh? Sorry, couldn’t resist. Though after the leaving of the tails maybe he isn’t!

    Good luck with that! πŸ™‚

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    The tail must go. My eldest wanted a tail for the longest time because his friend from Japan had one and it was ‘cool’ over there to have one. I like that you are having a standoff over this. Awesome.

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    Jessica says:

    Oh I would be so tempted to just clip it off. That is pretty funny that neither of you are budging. Just think if it were still the 80’s thats what everyone did on purpose…

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    Tiffany says:

    Flashback. Please no tails, my poor nephews. Clippers fast, someone please. At least the boys are still adorable no matter what.

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    It looks like you are embracing your Utah roots πŸ™‚ Hilarious!

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    jenni anne says:

    hahah. your boys would fit right in here in idaho. i see WAY more rat tails around here then you should EVER see.

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    Motherhood for Dummies says:

    how did I miss that you lived in Alaska? How long ago and where? I am assuming Anchorage… everybody seems to be from here. Why did you leave?

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    I need to catch a flight out there and “accidentally on purpose” cut those tails off!! ;o)

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    Jocasta says:

    I love them – so cute! Thankfully I do not have a male child cause it would be mohawks and rat tails all around here!!!!

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    Kristin says:

    oh come on. it’s cute. in a white trash sort of way.

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    Melissa says:

    I’m partial to long hair.
    I was humming and haaaaing as to whether or not I’m going to cut Masaru’s hair and that day saw a cute boy in Smith’s with long hair.
    So now it’s a shaggy mess cause I’m growing it long.

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    A tail war, huh?! That’s a new one for me. I do think if you start braiding it or putting clips in it or a bow, hubby will cave in no time. hehe

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    Drama Mama says:

    No, my blog has always looked like that-
    I vote no tail!

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    Hope you don’t mind me blog stalking. I found you through Rachels blog. Being a twin, I had to go find out what monoamniotic twins are and my sister n’ law is in the hospital right know with monoamniotic twins, I just didn’t know what it was called. She’s 29 weeks and they well hopefully if all goes well deliver the twin boys at 32 weeks. It’s good to hear a success story. I will have to tell her about your blog.

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    Jeremiah R. Jones says:

    It’s encouraging to see a couple that I respect so much working out their differences like adults.

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    Ok, I hope you don’t think I’m totally nosey, but I just saw the picture of the Manti temple on your blog, are you from Sanpete County? I only ask because so is my SIL that’s pregnant with the twins.

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    tinabean1988 says:

    Hi my name is Tina & I found you through Bonnie (The Zoo) I really like your blog & you seem like a really sweet person. Thank you for sharing your memories.

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    Crazymamaof6 says:

    eww! are those back in? my nephew was sporting one the other day. and i about gagged. tricky hubby you have there. i like short hair on boys, unless it’s really great and curly. can’t wait to see the braid and bead.

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    Mom Taxi Julie says:

    oh man how funny! My son has a natural tail, they shave it off everytime he gets his hair cut but it grows right back!

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    Oh I love Jeff’s sense of humor!!!

    Total 80’s flashback!

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    Casey's trio says:

    Is Jeff growing a tail also?? That’s too funny! If I see a picture of the boys with camoflauge hats on with flaps on the back I’ll really know you’ve lost the war!! Flashback to the

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    Oh no!! This is hilarious!

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    carrie & troy keiser says:

    Now that is hilarious! πŸ™‚

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    what’s wrong with tails? I always wanted my boys to have tails, even since the first day they were born. but I always forgot to make one when I do their hair cut. I mean, in five years I never once remember to make it!

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    Cecily R says:

    I remember when only the coolest guys rocked the tail…

    Who knows, maybe your tail war will start a new(old) trend!

    Okay, maybe not but I LOVE what this post says about your relationship with your husband. Makes me smile just thinking about it!

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    This has me rolling! I would have clipped it off right away! LOL! You are a good wife πŸ™‚ Jeff is very funny!

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    Mama's Losin' It says:

    Could you two be a little more stubborn!?! You realize the boys are going to grow up and get you back for that, right!?!

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    girlytwins says:

    HILARIOUS!!! I wold have buzzed that off ASAP. You are so funny.

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    Lane Boyz Mom says:

    Oh you gotta love “the tail”….but in my case, thank goodness I can “love it” on someone else’s kids;) HAHAHA

    Too cute!

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    MoziEsmΓ© says:

    That’s hilarious! They ARE awfully cute, though. And there are far worse things you could disagree on . . .

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    Are You Serious! says:

    ♡ Oh yeah I would have chopped that off quick! πŸ™‚ Weren’t those called duck tails? 80’s all over again! πŸ™‚

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    Mark and Kiss says:

    The great thing about short hair is that you don’t have to worry about “bed head”, which I love (especially on a hectic Sunday morning).

    Mark and I got quite a kick reading this post, and even more laughs reading the comments!!!

    I say you dye the tails blue….

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    Your will is stronger than mine. πŸ™‚ I would have them gone before they left the chair. too many bad fashion memories from the 80’s:):) you guys are too funny

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    Rosie Yanosko says:

    No! Angie! Get out the clippers! I can’t stand seeing your lovely little boys with something as odious as tails on their little heads! Hehe πŸ™‚

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    Jump. back. 20. years. I feel like I’m in Jr. High again. HA! You’re a better woman than me…I would have shaved them off by now.

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    you guys suck πŸ™‚

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    Z's Mom says:

    Hi…I’m back to stalk you again.

    Uggh..I’m not a fan of the tails. My sister cuts my sons hair and I make sure that little tail gone…but that stupid little duck but is ALWAYS the first thing to grow back!!!