Friday, April 22, 2011
haircut number two
our lovely five-year-old has this impulsiveness about her that seriously worries me sometimes. she does things, as if she is in some subconscious state while she's doing them, later getting into trouble for whatever it is. when she was three and a half we had a similar occurrence, though much more tragic because of the loss of irreplaceable curls. here's one more post about the subsequent fix. luckily she ended up looking pretty dang cute after her haircut that time. this time? it was a little harder to fix surprisingly. for some reason her new bangs just aren't cooperating or something. she just looks like a ragamuffin. i'll have to post a pic of that later. i don't think i have one on hand yet.
the sad/funny thing about this time, is that her father was sitting at the same table as her while it happened. they were both sitting at the kitchen table together, stephen reading his scriptures and sienna cutting out pictures from a primary paper she'd received that day. lee, stephen's mom noticed it first and quietly pointed it out to stephen. i was taking a nap at the time...good thing. i woke up nice and calm and happy, ready to take on anything...even sienna's new hair-do.
tears were shed on her part, only because i was confused as to why she did it.
"sienna, do you want to look like a boy? is that why you cute your hair?" (nice, sensitive mom..that's me)
(instant hysteric tears) "noooooo!!"
"then why did you cut your hair?"
"i don't know"
oh my. at least have a good reason child. the hair was in your face, there was food in your hair that wouldn't come out, you really do want to look like a boy, you were getting even with me for something i didn't let you do...something!