Monday, January 7, 2013

Yes. Yes. She. Did.

Sophie was born with beautiful, thick, curly, dark hair.  I have always loved it.  It's lightened up quite a bit, grown, and I still love it.  She has come to really love it too.  She calls it her "Tangled" hair.

Today she cut it.

She asked to watch Cinderella, I said yes.  10 minutes or so passed and I hadn't heard the movie start so I went to make sure she didn't need any help.  It took me a minute to comprehend what had happened.  There was a pile of hair, scissors on the floor and my daughter was missing a whole chunk of her hair.

"YOU CUT YOUR HAIR?????"  I admit I did not handle this situation well.  I screamed, yelled, grounded, banished and then cried.  After I calmed down a bit this was our conversation.

"Sophie, you cut all your beautiful hair off! I can't believe you did that!"
"I don't like my beautiful hair."
"But now we're going to have to chop it all off like a boy!"
"I don't care.  I want boy hair."

When she said this I realized she didn't realize what she had actually done because she freaks out if we ever tease her that we're going to cut her hair like Logan's or Brandon's.  I took her into the bathroom to show her what she had done and she started sobbing.

I text-ed my good friend, Erica.  She's a fantastic hair dresser and I wanted to see is she had any recommendations where I could take Sophie, secretly hoping she'd volunteer.  Of course she did and I took Sophie over.

Sophie was really nervous the whole time, whining and asking where I was.  Erica worked her magic and luckily the result is a really cute, really short cut. I wish I had recorded her reaction to the big reveal.  It was a great one!  She was so shocked.  Mouth open wide, and then a huge smile. Sophie loves it! I will too.... eventually.