Monday, March 8, 2010

Hair disaster

A couple of days ago, we bought Lindsey some children's scissors so she could learn how to cut paper. We pulled them out last night and she was so excited. I gave her a few warnings about not cutting anything but the paper and away we went. Today she was still pretty excited about cutting, so I gave them to her while I paid a few bills. The next thing that I know, she comes up to me saying, "Look at my pretty hair, Mommy. Now it looks just like yours!" She was very proud of herself because her bangs were now out of her face. I calmly asked her if she had done that with the scissors, and she said that she had. I then tried to explain to her that we don't cut our own hair. Mommy does that or we go to someone special to cut our hair for us. She got really upset when I told her that I was going to have to take the scissor away because she cut her hair. She also thought that Daddy might cry and be upset when he saw what she had done. Of course, I snapped a few pictures. I swore up and down that MY child would never ever be the one to cut her own hair. I guess I was wrong. Please tell me that every child has to experiment with scissors and their own hair at some point. I am just really thankful that she didn't get ahold of Megan's hair!



P.S. Any ideas on how to fix this? It is cut almost down to the scalp.

5 comments:

Josh, Kristin, and Taylin said...

Oh No! I don't know how to fix her hair. If Taylin ever does this (knock on wood) I would take her to the lady that does my hair and say "Help!"

Julie said...

That is crazy, but yes every child has to do it at least once (sometimes on the siblings). I would take her to the beauty place and ask for help, that is what I have done when my kids have had this happen....of course it hasn't happened to my girls yet, just the boys, and those are easier fixes. Good luck.

3T's said...

Oh no!!! I'm so sorry Gina!! I remember Chelsea cutting her hair when she was really little!! Oh and Lori's daughter Hallie didn't cut her own hair but decided to cut her cousin's instead!!! (Tiffany's daughter Brooke) I'll ask Nicole how to fix this, she fixed Brooke's!!!

Liz said...

Hair stylists are excellent at fixing hair disasters with children. They might not be able to fix it totally, but they usually make it cute while it does grow out.

Sorry...I can't say that my boys have ever cut their hair. I keep it WAY to short for them to even try!! :)

Paula said...

Ohh how sad. Some how I lucked out and missed this experience. But I have known several kids who have done this. I agree with the others take her into a salon. My questions is why do they always have to cut it so short? Good luck, I look forward to seeing the 'hair disaster clean-up' pictures.