I got a call from the director of Ellie’s day care today. I never get a call unless something is wrong, so I was preparing to immediately leave work and head over there.
She told me that Ellie’s class had begun to use scissors, under supervision. (Again, I’m thinking that Ellie has chopped her finger off or something of that nature.) Apparently, Ellie decided to cut her hair in a 2-second time that her teacher turned around. Boom. It has taken 3 years to get a thin head of hair on her, and she chops it off in one swoop.
She is left-handed, so she swung her hand around and chopped off a chunk from her right side. At first, I thought she just feathered the front to frame her face, or cut slight bangs. It was pretty stylish actually. Then, I noticed the chunk from behind the ear.
Oh well. It will grow back. We can chalk this up to one of the necessary incidences with children. 🙂
Although Ellie’s hair is still very thin, the rat-tail-turned-mullet needed some work. I still haven’t found a good kid-friendly place to take the girls. The salon that we used with Sam closed long ago. I decided that you only get a First Haircut once, so I would splurge and take her to my salon. Sam, in a very matter of fact, big sister way, tried to prep her on the way in, “Listen Ellie, you are going to cry, but it doesn’t hurt.” Ai yai yai.
Ellie, in fact, did not cry. She was a little nervous at first, but the cut was over soon enough. Let’s face it, there really wasn’t much to cut. She continues to let me pull her hair back, so I really don’t want to cut bangs. I know she’d look more like a little girl, but we might as well keep growing everything out.
We finally got a ponytail in Ellie’s hair! Her hair is still barely coming in, so no, she is 2.5 and has still not had a hair cut. Unfortunately, it goes forward: toward her face. I’ve been programming her to wear it back, but she is beginning to fight me on that. I might have to cut bangs after all. Here she is giving her baby a bath with a wipe.
I’ve been wanting to learn how to French Braid. My subject is somewhat cooperative, but not enough for the amount of practice that I need. I’ve been watching YouTube videos, and there’s a lot of really cute hairstyles out there. I found this blog, which I think I might add to my RSS. Anyway, if someone (ah hem, MOM) knows how, maybe I can learn better. My fingers just don’t cooperate!
These pictures are horrible, but I needed some proof or no one would believe me. Can you see what’s different?