The Preemptive Haircut Discussion
posted by: Aimee
As we sat in swimming lessons today, the mother of a friend of Declan’s leaned over and whispered in my ear, “Did you notice Asher’s hair?” I honestly hadn’t, but on closer inspection, it appears that he and a pair of scissors had had an argument. And the scissors won. Asher recently had had a fairly short haircut, so it really took a trained eye to see the gaping hole. But there definitely *was* a gaping hole. Apparently Asher became bored in class he decided RIGHT THEN was the time to get creative. With his hair.
Asher’s parents had discussed it with him at length, just once, and decided to not bring it up again. That if he gets bored again, they were sure his teacher had *plenty* of things to occupy his time. That since they had recently paid for a haircut, he would have to live with the consequences of his beautician-for-a-day antics, and they would not go back and spend more money to fix the issue. But also that, kids will be kids, hair grows, he learned his lesson, so be it – and most importantly, to repeatedly discuss it would intrigue Asher’s very strong-willed and long-haired younger sister.
So we whispered about it quickly in the echoey chamber of the swimming hall and quickly shut up when the boys came near.
But my friend also mentioned that several other parents of 6-7 year olds she knew had pulled similar pranks. That apparently this is “THE AGE” for self-haircut-mutilation.
So, on the way home? Guess what WAS the topic of conversation in our vehicle?
Have your children ever gotten “creative” with the scissors?