I thought Lucy was still in bed yesterday morning. And I went to put away come clean paintbrushes, and was surprised to see her standing at the table in the learning room. I was even more surprised by what I noticed next:
Do you see it? The little pile there under the scissors. That’s right, Lucy reached that milestone every little girl reaches at some point in her life: her first self-imposed, clandestine haircut.
I almost cried.
But instead I laughed, and yelled, “Craig, come quick! Bring the camera!”
(You can see around the hair the remnants of the Christmas card project.) So today we have an extra little project in Baton Rouge – fixing Lucy’s new bangs. I tried really, really hard to keep her from having bangs. I hate bangs, because they’re a nuisance. I didn’t want to have to keep them up or facilitate growing them out for her. But it is Lucy’s hair, after all, and her scissors have spoken. So bangs it is. For now.