In any child’s life, there is no day more special than the day of their birth! They wait for this important day throughout the year when they are celebrated by their friends and loved ones. Nothing is more exciting at that age than becoming a year older again. They might even get the chance to hold two celebrations when it comes to kids with separated parents! One such adolescent with divorced parents is Kelsey Frederick. Her parents, Schaffen and Christin, seemed to have zero problems coordinating their precious daughter’s two birthday parties. Something did come up on the big day, however. What could possibly have happened?
Two Parties For One Teenage Girl
It was about to turn Kelsey Frederick into a special age. On her birthday, she was going to be 13, which implied she was finally a teenage girl! She looked forward to both of her parties, one with each of her parents. Over time, this was a tradition she got used to.
Kelsey hoped it would stand out from all the others this year. She was continuing to grow up and thought that the party should reflect that This birthday was unique. A sleepover with a couple of good friends might be a fun idea, huh?
What did make it all the more remarkable was for her mother to pay for the first time to put highlights in her hair! A lot of the girls were beginning to get highlights at school, and Kelsey also wanted to try them out!
Off To Dad’s House
She headed over to her dad’s place after spending a lot of time glamming up in the salon. Let us just say, however, that nobody could have forecasted what his initial response would have been like.
She’s Not Alone
There are dozens and dozens young folks who like Kelsey, have two families. With both her parents, she does get to spend much time with them. Their divorce contract stipulates that with their daughter, both mother and father get an equal amount of time, so that’s how it goes!
She’s with a different parent each weekend, so things never seem to get uninteresting for this soon-to-be-teen! When she’s with her dad, Kelsey particularly enjoys going to baseball games. She also always joins the mix with her two younger brothers, always trying to give Kelsey a bit of a chuckle.
Mother And Daughter Duo
Several more young children only want to have a similar relationship with their mothers to the one Kelsey has with her own mom. Not only do Christin and Kelsey live together both of them are practically the best of friends!
A Close-Knit Bond
This is the kind of partnership that we can only dream about having. Kelsey tends to feel like she can talk about everything with her mom! We bet that this young woman is super happy to have such a wonderful parent to turn to whenever she is there.
A Different Kind Of Relationship
While she and her dad also get along well with each other, this is not the same. He doesn’t seem to like to hear about her youth stories the same way her mom seems to be doing. Kelsey spends much more time with her mother than her dad, too.
A Family Affair
Her parents, Schaffen and Christin, split up when Kelsey was young. Since she was so little, it was very difficult for Kelsey, but it was great to have a big family and always be accompanied by cousins as well as siblings. Without a great support system in place, Kelsey might have been much more impacted by the divorce.
Since she could walk, Kelsey seems to be into sports. Going to continue to go and do something she loves has helped to keep her grounded through her life’s big changes. Her parents ensured that Kelsey’s life was as close as possible to what it was like before the divorce.
Kelsey is also fortunate that her mother and father have remained friends, maintaining a good relationship for the sake of their daughter. They were mostly in agreement on where and how their daughter could also be raised. They sat down just to make a set of rules and guidelines that when disciplining and raising Kelsey, they both agreed to follow.
A Little Fish
This may seem like a minor detail, but the couple made the decision every month to take Kelsey to nearby Lake Erie, just the three of them. When all of them used to do this enjoyable outing when she was just a small child, their daughter absolutely loved it so much, so they made the decision it was not necessary to stop.
Not long just after the relationship breakdown, Kelsey’s dad found love with another woman, a fire station colleague of his. That was all right with Kelsey. Actually, she liked her father’s new girlfriend a lot.
He soon proposed, and then at the local courthouse, the two tied the knot. To celebrate the occasion, they still decided to dress up, but decided to avoid a big fancy celebration. Kelsey was happy for her dad.
The Deal With Her Dad
The new wife of Schaffen was not a problem at all among the parents of Kelsey as long as she or her relationship won’t interfere with the way they had to partner up to raise their daughter.
Nothing Would Change
It wouldn’t impact the way they did agree to parent their daughter seeing as Kelsey had a step-mother, that was just for quite certain. Kelsey was absolutely okay about the whole concept. She was in fact, proud and excited that her dad was happy!
Strong Women All Around Her
Kelsey was used to being around powerful women because she grew up continuously around them. She had an aunt, Kelly, who was around frequently and served as her second mother. Then there was her godmother, Haylee Ann, who got to play a major role in the life of Kelsey.
Endless Maternal Figures
With all of their stories and experiences, both females haven’t ever failed to offer her guidance and fresh insights. Kelsey has not been threatened by her father’s new partner, with many maternal figures in her daily existence.
Kelsey was extremely fortunate that her mother lived in Fostoria, Ohio, and that’s what her father and his new wife did. They could make Kelsey’s birthday one to remember, thanks to their close proximity to one another. All three are going to play a huge role in the great shock that occurred on the birthday of this special girl.
Choosing a gift for such a young girl is always hard, but Kelsey was even more complicated than her peers. Her leisure activities have not been the traditional things that girls appreciate, making it difficult to choose a practical gift.
Kelsey only had one easy suggestion to make: no glitz. She wasn’t really a so-called girl-girl, so she didn’t want anything too pink or sparkly to be her gift. Her mother sought the help of family and friends to choose something that Kelsey would totally adore.
Not Like Other Girls
Kelsey was a softball player, but she owned everything the sport needed already. She also absolutely adored fishing with her cousins, but during a party, it would be difficult to give her fishing gear, and she still had all the fishing gear she needed. She was moreover, already a happy girl.
Something A Bit Cheaper
For what seems like a few years today, Kelsey had wanted a Mia Hamm jersey, but it was just too pricey for both Christin and Schaffen to purchase it right now. In their price range, they had to think of something else.
Kelsey felt like it took her birthday a lifetime to get there, which at that age is not all that unusual. Basically every single 12-year-old counts down the short minutes to become a young teen officially. Kelsey and her school friends started searching on the Internet for cool party ideas.
An Important Milestone
Christin can hardly realize that, right before her very eyes, her lovely daughter was growing up. Had it really been 13 years since Kelsey was born? Now she understood what people meant by saying, “time flies”!
An important milestone in her life was this birthday, so Christin wanted to choose a special gift. A surprise of some sort has always involved all the celebrations that came before this one. She also wanted to offer Kelsey the chance to choose what she really want, though.
A Beauty Queen
Kelsey loves to do her hair and make-up with her friends, like most young girls. When the family was invited to a wedding, she was always excited because it meant a glitzy day! Obviously, Christin knew that her daughter loved makeup, that she always borrowed her mother! She did not however, expect what Kelsey was asking of her.
Highlights For My Birthday
Kelsey said, ‘Mom, for my 13th birthday, I want to get highlights.’ The teenager was hoping for some blonde highlights to spice up her brown hair. How would Christin respond to a request like that?
It was a completely typical demand, but no mother is ever ready for the day when her kid asks for a major makeover. Christin was extremely concerned that Kelsey had no confidence in the way she appeared, so she started to worry a little bit.
Like Her Mother
But, Christin could not neglect that, long before Kelsey was born, she herself had been getting highlights. Perhaps her daughter was just influenced by the actions of her own mother. She made the decision that there’s no need to worry at all.
Although she made an offer to Kelsey to choose whatever she wanted, Christin was a bit taken aback, so she knew she could not refuse. Over the years, Kelsey’s hair had darkened as well as people have gotten highlights all the time. It wasn’t any big issue. Christin was a bit anxious, but fortunately, she had managed to figure out precisely what had to be accomplished.
A Great Big Sister
Christin not only complied because it was Kelsey’s birthday, she also complied because of the actions of her daughter. Kelsey has three younger brothers, and to them she’s a great big sister. For the boys, she very often helps out and serves as a great role model.
Mom And Daughter Bonding Session
For her birthday, Christin made the decision to go all out and allow Kelsey experience the royal treatment. The two of them didn’t know what to expect, so they chose to switch this exciting but nervous-wracking process in the salon into some mother-daughter time.
Manicures, pedicures, and massages are also offered by the local salon in which Christin has already been having her hair done for many years. For a very big birthday treat, Kelsey was also in! They also managed to give her a decent discount because Christin was a regular customer.
Matching Mom And Daughter
Mom and daughter eventually got manicures as well as pedicures that matched them. What could’ve been better! Kelsey had little idea, though, that something else was able to immediately take place, and that she had no idea what’s coming.
A Relaxing Day
They had been waiting for her transition, hoping for the best. Christin showed Kelsey the mirror after having to spend a long yet relaxing day together. She could finally see the result at long last. Both of them were in for quite a surprise.
Could Not Believe Her Eyes
Kelsey did take a look in the mirror at herself and could not actually think what she saw. The highlights altered the way she was looking! This girl could hardly be recognized even by Christin. She had to say, however, that with that smile on her face, she had never even seen Kelsey look absolutely gorgeous.
A Surprise Up Her Sleeve
There was a surprise in Christin’s sleeves that Kelsey did not anticipate. Not only did she get her daughter’s hair as well as nails done, she was going to get her makeup done, too! Were you thinking that was interesting enough? They were only heading to the makeup corner shop, Sephora!
After all of the treatments, Christin snapped a picture of the apple of her eyes and posted it on social media for all her family members and friends to see. They both did not know how somebody had reacted to it, but at that time they managed to remain totally unaware.
Next Stop Is Dad’s Place
Kelsey was ready and willing to go out and show her friends her new hairstyle, but she first had to go to her dad’s place. He was also prepared to shower his lovely daughter with affection and gift items, but he knew that with her he had to wait for his turn.
Christin was glad enough to send her sweetheart over to her ex-husband, so they stepped in the vehicle and drive to Schaffen’s place. The plan was to have Kelsey stay at his home for the whole weekend. It was just fair that she had divided her time with both mom and dad.
She typically stopped using her telephone whenever Kelsey spent some time with her father. She very often made sure to make the most out of her time with each parent, since she divided time between her mom and dad. Christin had no reason for the teenager to hear from her. But that morning, she woke up with the feeling that something was not quite right.
Christin attempted to reassure herself not to think too hard, but the impulse of a mother has always been the best, huh? The minutes were ticking gradually, but today was eventually the day that Kelsey would return to her mom’s house. She wanted to know how much she enjoyed her new hairstyle!
Who Was She?
When several days later, Kelsey finally rang the doorbell, something strange had actually occurred. Christin did not even realize her daughter was definitely the girl ringing the doorbell! Not only was Kelsey’s face swollen and puffy from crying, but something else was off. What might that be?
What Was It?
A million things were racing through the mind of Christin. Had Kelsey been hurt? Did she get into a dispute with her new step-mom? Has something happened to her father? Maybe she was at the firehouse for some time because Schaffen had to work on weekends? Christin knew it wasn’t the favorite place of her daughter but was it the reason for all the tears?
And after that, Christin did a double-take and saw that Kelsey’s hair. It looked totally different from when she was picked up by Schaffen just a couple of days earlier. What was up with their daughter?
Not only were the costly highlights gone, but the long beautiful locks from Kelsey completely vanished as well! Had Kelsey considered her new look for a second time and decided to just get rid of everything? Christin was stunned, and she couldn’t even breathe or move.
A “Chop Off”
At some time during most of the weekend, her locks have been obviously butchered away. A skilled hairdresser said, “What they’ve done to that poor kid is a chop off. It’s a boyish cut with no styling whatsoever.”
From Extreme High To Extreme Low
Kelsey was cupping her face in her hands and refusing to show her face; it did not make things a lot easier. The teenage child was obviously embarrassed by what actually occurred. Christin just can not believe that and didn’t know what was going on and where to go from here.