and then this in the garbage.
I’ll admit that I had joked on other blogs in the past that I was sure it was only a matter of time before Hannah cut her own hair but still – I was shocked and she quickly found herself in timeout. (see pic above) Mommy needed time to breathe and calm down. It wasn’t so much to the fact that her hair was cut but the disappointment that she had done this when each time she’d had her hair cut we’d talked about only Mommy and Miss Ruth Anne cutting her hair. I also found myself smiling (not when she could see) as really, it was only a matter of time! It’s almost a right of passage for little girls as so many of them do this! My niece cut her bangs super short the week before kindergarten.
The funny part (I can laugh about it now) is that earlier that day she had offered to make breakfast for us. A few minutes after she went downstairs I heard, ‘Mommy! HELP!!’ at which point I raced down the stairs. I was met by my adorable little girl surrounded by a milk flood. The milk bag (I know, crazy eh?! See this link for more about our milk that is purchased in bags) needed to be replaced which meant it also needed to be opened.
Normally we put the bag into the container pictured above and then open the corner of the bag using scissors. At the time she said, ‘I know I’m not allowed to touch the scissors.’ so she got creative! (Wish she’d remembered about not touching the scissors 5 hours later!!) I asked her out of curiosity what she’d used to open the milk. Why – a chopstick of course!! LOL! I wasn’t in the room but I’m pretty sure the first hole she impaled into the bag that was laying on the counter was okay but then the second stab turned the first one into a small milk fountain!! Oye!! Thankfully she called me quickly as the flood was heading to my new computer that was only hours old and wasn’t even out of the box yet!
So….at 8am she remembered she wasn’t supposed to touch the scissors. At 1pm – not so much.
Needless to say, ‘quiet time’ went out the window and instead we made our way to a children’s hair salon since Miss Ruth Ann was on vacation. I sometimes trim her bangs but wasn’t sure about this cut as we attempted to blend in the short bit without cutting it all as short as her personal trim job.
And so, scissors are in timeout for the month of April which is tough for my crafty girl.
But, if I were being totally honest the big question would be, ‘How long will it be until I’m posting another “Yikes! She Didn’t”’ post! I’m hoping never but with my spunky kiddo, who knows? After all, school picture day is just a few weeks away and kiddos seem to be infamous for cutting their own hair right before picture day.
Shhhh….I’m not telling Hannah that. She’s more focused on counting down the days until it’s May and her beloved scissors are back! I know she’s learned her lesson and was immediately sorry for what she’d done.
Did you do this as a kiddo? I’ll have to ask my Mom!