Well, today was Big Sprout's first day at her new school. She was so nervous she even allowed me to walk her to the bus stop.
This morning, when I was helping her get ready for school, she asked for some help with her hair. It snarls quite a bit along the nape of the neck, and she just can't seem to work those snarls out by herself. There I was, trying to untie as much of the knots with my fingers before starting with the brush when a whole clump of hair came off in my hand.
BIG SPROUT HAD CUT HER HAIR and just left the cut pieces hanging in the rest of her long hair.
I could have killed, but knowing how stressed she was I just calmly asked what had happened. She wove some story about cutting her Barbie's hair and having her hair just get in the way. Ummm, yeah. Was she cutting Barbie's hair behind her back? Because that is the only way I can think of that would involve the hair on the back of Big Sprout's head.
I made it clear that Big Sprout was not to be cutting her own hair under any circumstances, and continued with the hair~do. As I pulled the hair back from her forehead, I discovered that she had also trimmed the hair on the left side of her face to about 2 inches long. It wasn't even like she had tried to give herself bangs. She just grabbed some hair from around her temple and chopped it off.
Of course, it was an ACCIDENT.
Well, my kid is gonna be the freaky looking kid at her new school. There isn't much I can do about that now. I made her change clothes 2 times, since she kept coming down in items that were stained or not weather appropriate. Since she wouldn't let me come and pick out an outfit, I finally agreed to number 3 because I couldn't find anything really WRONG wiht it. Of course, it isn't one of her best outfits, but if she is comfortable then I will just deal with it.
Some people's kids, I tell you.