So Sydney wants to cut her hair SHORT. I, of course, am freaking out. Not because I don't think it will be cute and not because I just want her to have lovely long golden brown locks....it purely for selfish reasons. She's going to HATE it and I'm going to have to hear the constant complaining and crying. But, I have to let her do it.
Not to be disrespectful to my mother, BUT, she made me this way. My mom felt that since I had red hair, that I should NEVER EVER cut my hair...that it should be long. Well that's just plain child abuse. While my "blonde" sisters were out getting bangs and feathered haircuts and spraying "sun-in" in their hair for highlights, I was walking around with about 60 lbs of solid red hair on my head and feeling like Mama Cass. I had Crystal Gayle hair for many many years. Okay, maybe it wasn't that long (or even that pretty) but folks, it was so long that when I would take a seat I would be sitting on my hair. And my hair was THICK...is THICK...so you can only imagine the headaches I had. I told myself that I would never do this to my daughter. But now...I'm in this predicament and I'm really struggling with this.
I don't want her to cut her hair. Finally after many years of "scraggly cave man hair", her beautiful curls have emerged and I really like them. I know she just wants a change but her hair doesn't grow that fast and I'm worried the change isn't what she's going to want and then it'll be another year or two before we're back to where she originally was. UGGGHHHH!!! What to do, what to do! Nothing! That's just it. I'm going to take her to get her hair cut off and I'm going to hate it but I'm going to do it with a smile on my face because I'm a cool mom like that. (God, I can't believe I'm doing this!!!) At least she's not asking for a nose ring or a tattoo.