It's never good when a 4 year old gives herself a haircut.
But please understand that my 4 year old has hair so long we have to hold it out of the way when she goes potty.
So, you can imagine the way my stomach seemed to plummet when I saw this:
We had been preparing her for the fact that we would be getting her hair cut soon, and explaining that cutting your hair a little bit helps it to stay healthy. She claims she did it to make it healthy. She claims that her inspiration came from Mulan. She claims.
I don't buy it. I was very careful to explain the details. I was very careful to explain, after watching Mulan, that we should never do what Mulan did. I was very careful to explain that only a person who works at a "hair cutting place" should cut our hair, etc, etc.
Do not be fooled by the expression in the above photos- this girl was bouncing off the walls, giddy with excitement after cutting her hair!! The above photos were taken after a serious explanation of how wrong it was to do that (I felt it was important to instill remorse or else I could only expect more 4-year-old hair cuts... on herself, on her sister....
Admittedly, it could have been worse. This is something that can be salvaged. Thank goodness she didn't get closer to the root than she did. Thank goodness she didn't chop off the bangs we had been growing out.
Oh, Talia, this is one to remember.
Check out tomorrow's post: Angel Hair for Kids, to hear the rest of the story!