Monday night Emily cut her own hair.
Before I had children I didn’t know about this. I would hear someone say that their child gave themselves an awful haircut and think “Why on earth was your child unsupervised anywhere near scissors?!” , but here I am, and here is my wonderful,smart 5-and-almost-a-half-year-old with a stylish new haircut.
I asked her why she did it, and she said she wanted to look like a Barbie.
That’s my fault. I make an effort to point out that Barbies do not look like real people, so when we went to a shop on Monday and Emily picked up a doll, I think it was a Bratz doll, I said “It doesn’t look like a real person at all!” Looking back I can see how that backfired. Live and learn. Emi’s hair being a whole 30cm shorter is definitely something I won’t forget.
At first there were tears, (mostly from me.) but we made plans to buy some new hairclips and make some headbands,
and in the end all was well.
Emi, of course, is very happy with her new haircut, she loves having short hair, and she loves that it now looks a lot darker than it did before.
She asked me to show her picture to everyone because she was wondering if they might say “Wowsers!“, and, of course, they did. (Thank you!)
I’m getting used to Emi’s new hair, it suits her personality, and she is very happy.
What more could I possibly want?
Wishing you a lovely day!