It was only a matter of time before she did it.
I want to preface this with saying that in FOUR YEARS, scissors have not touched my daughter’s hair. I am NOT happy that the first person to cut her hair was HER.
It happened like this…
Setting: Kitchen table doing school work.
Tori: Mommy can I please use these (child) scissors?
Me: (Hesitation) Yes. BUT you may only cut THIS blue piece of construction paper and THIS green piece of construction paper. Are we very clear? NOTHING else!
I then go into my bedroom with Ty because I was teaching him his math lesson. Five minutes goes by. She walks in and has a grim look on her face.
Tori: Mommy. I wanted to cut more than the paper.
Me: YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!!!!
Now insert very theatrical mama meltdown. I was M.A.D.!!!!!!
She had some consequences to pay for that defiance and I needed some cool off time before closely inspecting the damage. I wanted to cry. As it turned out, my little marvel actually cut on an angle so she tapered her hair to her face so it makes it far less noticeable than a blunt cut but STILL I feel sad every time I see it.
I did have to giggle later when the following conversation occurred though:
Setting: In the bathroom after our shower.
Me: You have put about enough lotion on now.
Tori: You said “that’s enough” so I am just going to stop.
I called and told Heidi about that conversation later and she said “Tell me you realize that is exactly what a 4 year old you would have said”. LOL. She clearly didn’t want me to repeat my earlier tantrum over additional disobedience so she wanted to make it known that she heard me loud and clear and was committed to immediate compliance.
My oh my. I had hoped that four would be the end of her escapades. Guess not.