A few weeks ago we were at dinner with some friends when their oldest daughter called. She was home babysitting and called to inform them that their five year old daughter had just cut her hair. My friend was shocked as her daughter tried to describe how much of her five year old's lovely long locks had been snipped. As we all had a good laugh about it, I thought to myself how I doubted Cate would ever do such a thing but I probably would have "the talk" just in case. And so I did.
Yesterday Cate cut her hair. I have no idea why except she said wanted bangs like Sarah Jane. I wish I could say I reacted as calmly as my friend did. But I was pretty upset. We had just spent the last two years growing Cate's bangs out so her hair would all be one length - and she had just received this cute little haircut. I ranted (a little), Cate cried and we all kind of laughed in disbelief! I hope we made a big enough impact that she won't dare do it again! (And by the way - the black eye has nothing to do with this episode. A few days ago she and Isaac were horsing around and bonked heads.)
Here's the result. I guess it could be worse.
But wait, the story isn't over yet. After Cate left for school this morning, I took out Sarah's braid left in from yesterday. And to my dismay a chunk of hair came with it. It looks like Cate's scissors did a little wandering!
What is it about five year olds cutting their hair?!