Saturday, September 05, 2009

Scissorhands

The scissors are a fascinating toy to Corinne. She has been snipping fringes and shapes since she was 18 months and her dexterity has always amazed me. (Are you tired of hearing how incredible my daughter is? Because if so, you'd best look away, beeyatch! She's AWE.Some. And I intend to brag on my blog, once again.)

Well, maybe not "brag." Because the fact that she CUT HER HAIR when I was reading a children's novel, er... I mean, Teaching my other kids, isn't really something to boast about.

The fact that her hair now frames her face in a lovely cascade? IS.

So, my quandry is this: If I yelled at her (and made her cry. I am such a meanie) about cutting her hair, but now it really frames her face well and looks beautiful, how do I maintain its shape without letting her know about it?


Edited to add:

MAN you guys are pushy!! Here's a picture. Geesh.

Notice the left side of the picture, her hair looks layered as if it's on purpose?

Told you it was hard to notice! But it's layered, now. And it looks deliberate! Thank God. I have seen some of the self -haircuts 3 year olds have done. Her hair has grown so slowly, that I shudder to think of how long she would have had to live with short spikes on top, had she cut to the scalp!

19 comments:

Me said...

Hahaha!

We've just now started to let our 3.5yr old touch scissors. And what do we get for it? A cut up window screen. Yeah. This same girl I introduced to starfall after reading about it on your blog and she REFUSES to do anything in order. She just wants to play the "fun games" on there. No alphabet for her! She'll never start reading!

Anyway, your daughter truly is awesome. Mine tried to cut her hair (I caught her) but she was gonna make it super short, about an inch long. I say don't even mention anything when giving her a haircut. Just tell her you're gonna try something new and maybe keep it a little shorter this time....She's probably smart enough to figure it out, but just don't admit to her you like the cut she gave herself, haha.

Anonymous said...

Picture! Picture!

Dana said...

Seriously, where's the picture?! This is SO unlike you! Must see picture....

Issas Crazy World said...

Oh dude, my girls did this a few times. I have no answers. Plus, I'm so mean I dont allow scissors in my house right now. I'm about to have some again.

I got tired of confetti everywhere.

And yeah, where's the pictures?

LceeL said...

I agree with Dana - picture please?

Alex Elliot said...

My son did that with fingernail scissors. I think I just said that we don't cut hair. I would take a picture of your daughter and print it. Then the next time you take her for a hair cut you can show the hairdresser the photo of how you want her to look. My son's on the other hand? Someone asked me if he had an anxiety disorder that caused him to pull out a section of his hair. Nice.

Hannah said...

My sister (the naughty one, LOL) cut her fringe (bangs) when she was little. She cut SO close to the scalp that there was nothing Mum or the hairdresser could do about it. She looked ridiculous for months!! Corrine's haircut is really quite impressive, understated yet pretty!

Mike said...

Let it be, that's what I think.

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mep said...

Clearly you have a prodigy on your hands! Let me know when she starts taking clients!

CaraBee said...

I think it looks lovely! Can she come cut Sophie's hair, because I did a not so good job of it on Friday. It's just so hard to cut a straight line on a squirming two year old.

anymommy said...

No harm, no foul? She looks darling.

MommyMeltingPot said...

My daughter didn't cut her own hair, but she has cut her doll's hair. I was not too happy with that. Try getting a doll's hair to grow back -- not gonna happen!

My sister cut her hair twice when she was little because my Mom had short hair and my sister wanted her hair to look like my Mom's. She cut off about 5 inches each time.

CaraBee, I have the same problem with my 2 year old. The last couple of times I cut his hair, I did it in the bath tub while he was taking a bath. It's been easier for me that way because he gets distracted playing with his bath toys. This last time he didn't even try to grab the scissors away from me.

Kristabella said...

You can't even tell.

I cut my bangs when I was little, like right up to the hairline. That was attractive.

Kristi said...

You know, if you hadn't written a post about how she cut her hair, I never would have noticed. She may have a career in hair design ahead of her. Nice job, Corinne!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

That is great! I think she's got some talent, maybe there's a reason she is so facinated with the scissors ;) In fact, maybe you should let her loose on your hair too... ;)

the mama bird diaries said...

She looks adorable. Her hair seriously looks great.

sheila said...

Oh she's so cute!
This reminds me of a time my sister was little and fell asleep with gum in her mouth that ended up in her hair while sleeping...right around the ear lobe area of her lonnnnng....to the middle of her back...hair.

She woke my mom up saying...There was gum in my hair...but don't worry mom...I cut it out.

:)

Michelle said...

yikes! but she actually didn't do that bad of a job :)

Anonymous said...

she's soooo pretty! i fear the scissors. hailey always brings it up. i was going to try to find a pair of safety scissors for her but i thought about it again because i did the whole cut-your-hair-behind-the-living-room-chair thing when i was four and ended up looking like a boy for the rest of that year.

can't have it! won't have it!

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