Hi, all. If you're still checking this, thanks.
With Miss Banana's absolute refusal to wear hair-bobs I have been looking towards the summer with some dismay. She gets a lot of pressure from some people, who shall remain nameless (you know who you are), to either wear something in her hair or get a haircut. And, to no avail. All this pressure does is prompt her to stand strong, proudly sweep her hair off of her face, stick her chin in the air and smile, meaning, "It ain't happenin' people, I'm not going to get a haircut, don't try to get me to wear a ponytail. I can't want to!" Well, we've come to a crossroad.
My friend Heidi's daughter Lucy has a thick head of hair and a stylish haircut that she's had for at least two years. Last week Heidi wisely suggested that I bring Anna with them to watch Lucy get her hair cut. They even postponed their Friday plans that we may go with them. The place where Lucy gets her hair cut has a play area, the kids can choose a movie to watch while getting the cut, afterwards they get a balloon and a sucker (though they were out of suckers on our visit). They get to choose in what chair they want to sit, each one is shaped like a different car, one is a horse. Well, suffice it to say, it worked.
Anna became so interested in the whole process that she eventually declared "I want a haircut too!" Of course, I should mention that this was followed, unprompted only moments later by, "I'm not going to get my hair cut." And then again, "Mommy, I want a haircut." And so on. After a short while of watching Lucy and talking with Heidi, etc. Anna's name was called and she seemed excited, she picked the red car and a CandyLand movie. Her haircut took about two seconds, just long enough for the movie to start playing and me to start crying. And, it was over.
We didn't choose anything drastic, no bangs, and it's a little long than her shoulders. She loves it and proudly asserts, "I got a haircut," to anyone that will listen. I am excited for her for the summer because this will be much easier for her to manage and great for the weather and her refusal to wear hair-bobs. And finally, I am sorry to all of you because this post does not include a picture. But, I promise I will post one as soon as I get one, maybe tonight. Anyone that has seen the haircut and reads this can post their comments about how beautiful it is. (You may think I'm biased.) Anyway, congrats to Anna and I'll post a pic soon!