After just a few days in our new place, Avery cut her own hair.
As if I didn't already have issues with the influences of Disney, NOW it's personal. After watching Rapunzel recently with their grammy, Avery decided that she, too, needed to sport Rapunzel's short 'do.
So, after sneaking away with Norah's art box scissors, AVERY CUT HER HAIR. I looked at her in shock with a crazed expression - in a split second I thought of everything that could possibly be done to recover her beautiful, long, blonde locks.
But, there was no way to recover her hair. I had to decide: do I let her walk around with a trucker mullet or do I take her to have a professional finish the 80's bowl cut she started across the sides of her head?
Clearly distraught, I told Lucas what Avery had done that night as he walked in the door from work. His response? "It'll grow back." And, Norah replied, "I know, Dad. We kept trying to tell her that, but she cried anyway."
The day after she cut her hair, I took her to the park. And, we got the most unbelievable stares. I think people thought I had styled her hair that way on purpose. It was a definite walk of shame. So, I took her that afternoon for a professional cut.
Surprisingly, they cut it into a semi-cute bob. I still miss her long, California girl locks, but Avery is still Avery. She is beautiful, smart, fun, and adventurous no matter her hair cut.
Avery proudly displaying her Rapunzel hair.