Missy Woo was horrified by the thought of being short-haired. "That's for boys," she declared and was visibly upset. I checked with my hairdresser who confirmed that cutting it short wouldn't solve the problem anyway. She also has a double crown which needs longer hair to stop her having the cute but babyish quiff she had in the first year of her life. I got uber-thorough with the head lice treatment and finally got rid.
Still, her hair was becoming a nuisance to manage. She was forever getting food in it and it was a nuisance to look after. I managed to convince her that cutting a good couple of inches off wouldn't make her look like a boy, and it would be easier to keep tidy. So, the first day of the holidays, off we trotted to the salon, something Missy Woo considers a big treat. Nothing to do with the drink and sweets she gets. Oh no.
Someone looks rather pleased with her new haircut, doesn't she? Long enough to look girly, but easier to manage.
Don't tell her the stylist actually took nearer 3 inches off the length. Funnily enough, her head feels lighter.
And then, just to up the cute factor, the second of her two top front teeth came out.
A smile that says "Yay, the tooth fairy is coming!"