Words you don’t want to hear as you try to relax during the post-dinner, pre-bedtime mayhem when children are in that manic bounce off the wall zone and you keep wondering when, if ever, they are going to wind down:
“Mommy I used the scissors to make her hair pretty!”
So if your kids quietly tiptoe into the kitchen after dinner and your 4-year-old seems to be the ringleader in some sort of mischief, do not assume they are sneaking iced oatmeal cookies from the counter. It could be that your 4-year-old has taken it upon herself to cut her 22-month-old sister’s bangs. Or, rather, cut a one inch chunk out of her sister’s bangs. Luckily Amelia’s bangs were very long and overdue for a trim any way.
And just what happened to the scissors that played a role in this mischief that I normally keep in the kitchen junk drawer? They are now on top of the refrigerator, hopefully well out of reach from big sister, aka Caitlin Scissorhands.
I know the girls are going to play dress up and beauty makeover, but I’ll leave the cutting hair to their hairdresser, otherwise known as grandma (my mom.) And we are saving the aforementioned auburn chunk from Amelia’s bangs. It’s just one of those things we can’t throw away.