Saturday, September 29, 2007

I Bowed to the Inevitable...

... And took Jessie to get her hair cut today for the first time... ever. She has been begging me to let her get it cut for a year now, and I have resisted--sure that she would have cutter's remorse, and sure that I loved it long and unique. But it's not all about ME, more's the pity.

Yes, it's her hair. Yes the cut is adorable. I just have a problem with the hair- like- everyone- else thing (she wanted her hair cut "like Phoebe's" and this is THE cut for little girls now).

I had my hair in the Pixie cut when I was her age and HATED it. What do I know. She loves it, it's too short to tangle, she can brush it herself. It's a win, win, win (cry).

She wants to Donate to Locks of Love so we had the stylist put it in a ponytail prior to cutting it. She measured the cut ponytail at 18" and then she took off another 2-3" during the styling.


Bill Paley said...

You do notice the facial expression of extreme joy in those photos, don't you?

Good for Jessie.

Jodi said...

I'm sure that was hard, as a mother, but look how cute and happy she is. In the end, it's hair and will grow. I appreciate that my Mom let me cut my long, long hair when I was in kindergarten. I didn't have such a cute, stylish cut though and was called a boy. : ( Once I got that Dorothy Hamill though...oh yeah!

This is nothing. Wait until she wants to shave her head. Since my mother vowed to always let me do what I wanted with my hair, she couldn't stop me.

Brenda Griffith said...

All weekend J has stressed that she wants her hair to be permanently this way--how can we make it permanent? I told her hair grows, and when it does, we'll just have to cut it. Yes, extreme joy. Yes, no remorse. Yes, yes, yes, the right decision.

ren said...

hey, that's the same hair cut that i want! AND i am donating my hair too! dammit, now i have to copy a little kid...except...i'm not cute.