The Hair Cutting Disaster

I was sitting at the computer earlier today writing a blog when my four-year-old came in the room and said, “Look Mommy, Tyler cut my hair.” I looked over and there were huge chunks of hair about four inches shorter than the rest framing her face. Now some of you parents may be thinking this sounds familiar, but for me it was a first time experience. The hair cutting scissors are locked away in my room and my kids have never tried to use regular scissors to cut their hair before.

But today my six-year-old son got my hair cutting scissors and used them on his sisters. His reason for chopping their hair – he wanted to scare them. He was tired of them coming into his room and decided if he cut their hair it would scare them enough that they would stay out. (The reasoning of a six year old.) His sisters are allowed in his room because the kids’ computer is in there. The agreement is as long as the computer is in his room he has to let his sisters in to play. Unfortunately they often play with his other things too. But he doesn’t want to move the computer. Lately he’s been trying to think of ways to scare them away – hence the hair cutting.

I have to admit that when I saw Alysta’s hair I yelled at Tyler. Part of the reason I was so upset is that next week we are going to Utah and had planned on taking pictures of all the cousins to give my parents for Christmas. That and my youngest is turning three next week as well and I always get their pictures taken every year on their birthday. Now I have to wait until her bangs grow out. Since most of them are only about a half an inch long.

I spent the next hour cutting my girls hair. Trying to make it look as good as possible. Alysta’s hair is even with her jaw line and Kelsey’s angles from her jaw to shoulder length about four inches shorter than before. Tyler spent the time in his room thinking about why cutting his sisters’ hair was not a good idea. I told him that if he ever cut their hair again that I would shave his head bald – just the thought scared him. Hopefully this will be my last hair cutting experience, but who knows.

What hair cutting experiences have you had?

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About Teresa McEntire

Teresa McEntire grew up in Utah the oldest of four children. She currently lives in Kuna, Idaho, near Boise. She and her husband Gene have been married for almost ten years. She has three children Tyler, age six, Alysta, four, and Kelsey, two. She is a stay-at-home mom who loves to scrapbook, read, and of course write. Spending time with her family, including extended family, is a priority. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and currently works with the young women. Teresa has a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and taught 6th grade before her son was born. She also ran an own in-home daycare for three years. She currently writes educational materials as well as blogs for Families.com. Although her formal education consisted of a variety of child development classes she has found that nothing teaches you better than the real thing. She is constantly learning as her children grow and enjoys sharing that knowledge with her readers.