Saturday, March 8, 2008

I ought to just enroll her in beauty school

I don't know if I've ever mentioned my youngest daughter's fascination with scissors. Oh wait, how could I *not* have mentioned her obsession and many transgressions involving scissors and hair?

I have recently given my girls free access to the art stuff after L proved her ability to cut only paper and not hair. And sheets. She would often even say after yet another cutting project, "Look! I didn't cut my hair!" And she has grand plans about growing her hair out like Rapunzel.

Today K was trying to help L out by fixing her watch, which project for some reason involved paper and scissors. K laid down the scissors to do something.

And there those scissors sat.



L reached out and picked them up.

And she noticed K leaning over her project. Her shiny long locks swinging forward.




And the temptation proved more than she could resist.

A scream. Tears. And a guilty little girl trying to hide the evidence. She had cut off a piece almost 6 inches long. Thankfully it was a fairly small piece, so it's not noticeable. But the question that now needs to be addressed is

What kind of punishment needs to be meted out to the young slasher?

I read recently on a blog Fully Operational Battlestation (isn't that great name for a blog?!?) that her daughter had recently received a "haircut" from a young cousin and some of the commenters said that the hairstylist should also be required to get a new haircut just like the shorn victim. Unfortunately, L still doesn't have much hair to be cut off and K isn't going to have to have a hair cut.

I did wear out her little hiney and put her to bed, but I don't think that's going to be enough. After all, K has a whole head full of hair left to tempt her.

1 comment:

The Reluctant Homeschooler said...

Question - but it's not about beauty school. You mentioned on your comment on my blog that you taught high school English. Since I'm trying to come up with a list of literature for my kids to read through high school, I would LOVE to hear your suggestions. My son doesn't like to read and does so slowly and with prodding, but both my daughters, who will be homeschooled starting in Sept. (they will be grades 8 and 10; my son will be in 11), are avid readers who are in Honors English classes. They devour books, and my challenge with them will not be to encourange and prod, but to keep them supplied with enough good books to keep them challenged.

I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at or leave another comment on my blog.