Kaylen has been working hard to grow her hair long. Looking back through pictures since the end of kindergarten, you can see her progress. It's been quite the experience. I look back at photos from two years ago and think "Wow! Her hair was sooooo short!"
While I did enjoy it being short, I've also learned to like it long. It's kind of fun to braid and brush.
Lately though, it has been knotting up in the back. It takes work, patience and some times tears to get the knots out.
Last night she returned from Dakota's and apparently there had been quite the dramatic scene with her crying and screaming. She yelled "I want my hair cut short!"
Well ok then. I told her we would make an appointment to see Jody, my stylist. She couldn't stop talking about it so I finally said "how much shorter would you like it?" She indicated with her fingers about three inches. Cool. I could do that.
I told her I could do it and she ran into the bathroom to wait. I showed her a couple times how much I was planning to cut. She agreed and out came the scissors.
When I was done she looked in the mirror and was SO happy! She danced around with glee, went out and showed Stephanie and came back with an ear to ear grin. She thanked me over and over and over.
Today when I arrived at her classroom to work, I watched as she came in from recess. She was touching her hair and flipping it around. Clearly she is enjoying her shorter, but not too short, hair.
She is so darn cute. :)