A few weeks ago, just before Orange’s 4th birthday, I received an email with a coupon for a haircut at our favorite kid friendly hair salon. Knowing that Orange needed a professional bang trim at the very least (I managed to get her bangs nice and crooked in my latest attempt.) I offered the option of a haircut as a special mommy-daughter date. Orange was very excited about this idea and soon began mentioning she wanted her hair short. I still have no idea where this idea came from. I personally hate short hair. It looks horrible on me and I never really intended for any of my girls to chop off all their locks either. BUT, I realize that my girls will grow up and having opinions different from mine. So Orange and I spent an entire day discussing what a hair cut meant. I showed her multiple pictures of little kids with short hair, medium hair, long hair, up d0s, down styles, etc. Time and time again she chose a chin length bob.
Oh my God, she really means SHORT.
Can I do this? Can I let my baby cut her LONG hair that took almost 4 years to grow? I mean she was BALD until almost her first birthday. We finally got to put pigtails in her hair at just over 2 years old. And now she wants to cut it.
No really, No.
But I pride myself in letting my girls help make decisions that aren’t otherwise life altering or safety issues so…