Kate cut off her hair.
I use to always joke about how my grandmother was so appalled when I cut my hair short the first time. She would comment about how I shouldn't worry because it would grow back quickly, being completely unaware that I was happy with it short.
Well, I'm not laughing anymore. Nope, now Grandma and I are on the same page. I know how she was feeling because when Kate came home from the salon I almost repeated her exact words.
It wasn't a total shock to me. I did know what she was planning because Eric emailed me this photo.
Now keep in mind that Kate is 10, has curly hair, loves ballet buns and is at Great Clips...... any one of these is a good enough reason to say no, but I decided to talk to her about it.
I explained that first of all her hair is curly and would not look like this photo. She said that she would wake up early to straighten it every morning. I explained that she would not be able to wear it in a bun for ballet. She said that she was good with that. I told her that the girl at this salon was not going to be able to make her hair look like this photo even if Kate did straighten it. She said, "Please Mom."
I said, "Do you understand everything I told you?" She said she did. I said then you are capable of making your own decision.
When it was all said and done, Kate had enough hair to donate to Locks of Love. She is very excited about this. The haircut is horrible and choppy, but her smile and twinkling eyes still pull it off...... with a good blow dry and a round brush! We have styled it with curl to hide the choppiness. She feels great about herself for doing something good and being unique. I guess she was able to make the best decision after all.
One more perk....... look at those great photos for scrapbooking..... and did you notice the chipboard scissors in the new Material Girl line?