Today I sent Leah upstairs to brush her teeth. A few minutes later I heard Leah crying. I thought that the girls were arguing or something but realized that her cry wasn't whining it was really sad sounding. So, I hurried upstairs to find Leah in my bedroom. She was hiding under my covers and on the floor there was a pile of hair and scissors. She kept saying, "I didn't mean too, Mommy". I started to kind of freak out because I didn't know exactly what it looked like. I started crying too.
It was so sad to see her pretty long blonde curls on the floor and the crazy mullet (short in the front, long in the back) she left behind. She completely chopped both sides up to her ears and in some spots way shorter. I didn't even see the full extent of it until we were in the salon. I knew we were going to have to cut it all short - aline short bob or pixie cut.
I didn't know who to take her to since I have only seen Rachael or Kam for hair for the past 10 years. I made an appointment at the children's salon at the mall since I assumed they have dealt with this type of thing before. Leah was excited to get it "fixed". I prepped her for it being really short. Ava started crying too. She was scared that after her hair cut that it wouldn't look like Leah anymore. We were a wreck, the three of us. At the salon they started by cutting off her pony tail. That pretty little curled pony tail!!
But in the end, of course, our pretty little Leah still looks cute and her hair will grow back. It is a fun, sassy cut. They did a good job at trying to keep the front length. There are still super short hairs hiding under the top and some butched sides but it is way better than what Leah left us with. She looks cute.
All of the instructors at gymnastics were loving it and Leah came home saying..."My hair cut is so cute, Mommy." She was SO sick of my touching her hair and wanting to comb it and take pictures. When I asked for another one, this is the face I got from her.