Linsey, who has always been very responsible and very, very, vain, was helping me "arrange" their room (aka cleaning - shh!!) I sent her into the kitchen to snip a stray thread, and I noticed she took a long time to come return. When she finally did, her hair was hanging over her very red, very sheepish face.
"I think my bangs were getting kinda long, Mom."
"Were!?" I asked, alarms sounding. "Come here...now."
Upon closer inspection, this is what I found...
This is my fault. The other day I saw that a friend's kid had cut her bangs, and I smugly thought to myself, "Hmm, I don't have to worry about Linsey ever doing that. She's way too cautious and vain." (one of those "My kids will never..." back to haunt me!) I forgot that she is also extremely overconfident, and...voila! Scrub brush head.
The worst thing is, I've had to convince her that they DON'T look good. She has her father's self-esteem, for sure!! I catch her looking in the mirror, admiring the spikes. We've found a couple of hairstyles that kinda minimize the shock, which is good, believe me!
I call this the "let's pretend I have poofy bangs look."
And this one - "Bangs? What bangs? I don't see any bangs!"
But Linsey has decided that distraction is the best approach...at least she's not as vain as she used to be!
If anyone has any ideas...or funny stories so I know I'm not alone, I'd love to hear 'em!!