We talked about how that really wasn't a good idea. She seemed to get the message.
A few days later my oldest came home with some of her hair missing. Apparently, she too took the scissors to her hair, at her dad's house, although I'm almost positive she wasn't hiding under a desk.
She also colored this shorter section pink yesterday, with a pink highlighter, so had school-made highlights when I picked her up at the bus stop.
What's up with the hair cutting and coloring? I questioned.
But no matter, really, no harm done.
A few hours later, though, I received this text from the lovely Desiree:
Desiree: Did u hear your girl gave my girl a haircut today?Apparently I forgot to mention to my girl that in addition to not cutting her own hair, she was also not allowed to cut her friend's hair either. (Note to self to be more inclusive next time.)
Me: Oh no!!! Is it bad? I'm on my way to get her in just a minute. Shit!
Desiree: She's got some new bangs. Lol
Me: Seriously? Shit. I guess Grace busted her. She wasn't there when I got there. Your girl is gorgeous, so probably looks cute, but geez, sorry!
Desiree: No worries, we think it's funny, curly hair is very forgiving, can barely tell! Ya, Grace said the were under the table, lol
Thank god for forgiving friends, and for the fact that we're both texting about our third child. Your reactions tend to be a bit more zen than they would have with with your first child, what with your incredibly naive this-whole-child-rearing-experience-is-going-to-be-all-sorts-of-perfectly-wonderful-all-the-freaking-time attitude.
Because, well, it's not.
And, well, like Des and her husband Eric, you may as well laugh about it, right?
Plus, ready for the silver lining?
Des and Eric's girl rocks the hats,
Can you imagine?!