Monday, April 27, 2009

Knife in the heart

I can't believe I'm actually posting about this but it's a serious subject in my house. Something so pivotal, so foundation-rocking that I just have to discuss it.

My daughter wants to cut her hair off. Her incredibly beautiful, nearly waist-length, honey-blond hair that flows and waves and sparkles with shimmering golden and platinum highlights. Her hair that makes grown women sigh with envy and run to the salon, willingly forking over hundreds of dollars to duplicate it.

Oh, the horror!

But, because I am a liberal-minded person and completely support her right to choose her own path and because it is, after all, her hair - I have agreed. Conditionally. I will allow her to take off half and add layers. If, after she has it that length and still wants more taken off, she is free to do that. But she must do it in stages. (If she really fights me, then I'll let her to take it all off. At least she can donate it that way.)

I don't think that's the way to go with her, though. I think she'd cry her little heart out if she did it as short as she wants and I know I would. My husband can't even talk about it. But she is a baby no more. She wants what she wants and I, of all people, can appreciate that!

1 comment:

angelinabeadalina said...

It looks so thick, too. Tough call, but I think you're doing the right thing. She's getting old enough to want shorter styles, but not quite old enough yet to know that hair is one of those biggies in your life. We all think it shouldn't be, but I know I've cried over many a haircut that was too short and then waited "forever" for it to grow out again. Then again, she might go for it all the way and instantly love short hair, too. You're great to let her decide :)

P.S. One of my aunts grew up in a household where the girls were not allowed to cut their hair. She has all sorts of funny stories about purposely tangled curlers and intentionally trying to catch lice!

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