this little one had been wanting to do this for a long time. well actually, she had been wanting to cut her hair for a long time. i kept putting it off because her hair is so pretty long and i wanted her to keep it. but she insisted, so i then showed her the locks of love website and suggested that she do that. she looked and looked at it and then shook her head no. i asked her why not? she would just look at the pictures and then say no. i dropped it. i then noticed her staring at the computer for a long time... thinking. she then finally said i just don't think i want to do that mom. i asked her why. she said it's just too short. i realized she was looking at the kids who had lost their hair completely and thought i was asking her to shave her hair all the way. i explained to her again that she would be donating her hair to those children so that they can make wigs out of it. she said ohhh! yes!! i want to do that!! i thought it was sweet how long she stared at the pictures, trying to discern whether she could do it or not. live with a shaved head. so sweet.
anyway, as the other girls were getting their hair cut, she asked if she could cut hers too. we measured with the stylist and she said it was long enough. 10.5 inches. it was a go.
she's pretty excited...there they go.... those long beautiful braids....
and here she is. so proud!
she had a short regret period. i knew she would. but very soon, she was happy, skipping around the salon... writing thank you notes to the stylist. she was very confident in her decision and looks adorable!!!
way to go D!!!!