I've been a hairdresser for 10 years. I've had 3 children over the past 8 years and not one of them, no, not one, has ever even grabbed the scissors. Actually, Elle did try to cut her friend's hair and snipped his ear instead. Anyways, I thought I was in the clear. I thought wrong. She did it. The one child who I would most like to stay away from the scissors did not stay away. It's what I deserve, I guess. I have cut my own hair numerous times in front of her and, sooner or later, it was bound to happen. So here are her before the cut, after her mishap with the scissors and my attempt to correct it.
Before. Isn't she so sweet with her pigtails and tutu!
Oh man, the bangs! Not so cute and she's even wearing the same tutu!
There was no saving the length. I was hoping I could just cover up the underneath and not have to go that short, but she chopped off the entire side of her hair. I'm really shocked she didn't cut off her ear!
The aftermath. It looks OK when I style it. I'm talking straighten it with my flat iron and puffing it up. Otherwise, she looks terrible. When she caught of glimpse of herself in the mirror she said, "I don't look like Elle!"
The worst thing about this whole situation is that I just chopped off my hair. I cut off about 6 inches and I gave myself baby bangs. Mine were on purpose and now I have my 3 year old walking beside me with her own baby bangs that were done by accident. We look like we got a bit scissor happy in my home. Now, if I could just get the boys to let me use some scissors on them!
This is what I found on the bathroom floor after I put her to bed. I know I'm not the first person this has happened to. It's just really interesting timing.