...take matters into your own hands!
That's what my daughter did recently. She's been asking for a while for a short haircut. I couldn't bring myself to agree. I just knew that cutting her hair shorter would make her look so much older, and its really hard to admit my baby girl is no longer a baby! I also love her strawberry blond color and wanted her to have lots of it.
Anyway, a little while ago, she came to me and told me she'd cut her hair. I am ashamed to say, I hit the roof! We'd made it to age 7 without any hair cutting incident...I thought we had made it safely to an age where she understood not to do that. After I calmed down a little, she told me that she had been combing it, gotten the comb "stuck" and had to cut the comb out. I flipped out a little more exclaiming that she should have asked me to help her untangle the comb! Then, after I calmed down again, I took these pictures of her:
Poor girl! Do you see that distraught look on her face? I guess that's what happens when her Mommy flips out.
A few days later, we went to the hairdresser to correct the problem. My daughter was very excited to get a real haircut, and by that time I had calmed down and was a little excited myself.
Here she is getting the much wanted hair cut:
And here is the result:
After all the kicking and screaming I did in resistance to a hair cut, I must admit that I love her new 'do! Now I wonder...why did I get so worked up about this?