As long as I have been putting barrettes or hair bands in Zoe’s hair, she has been pulling them out. She keeps them in for an hour, tops. I find them in random places all over the house. Her teachers found them in random places all over her preschool classroom. And since she has this thing where all of the hair from the top of her head to her forehead falls forward, her hair was constantly in her face. Basically, she looked cute for about an hour of the day, and then sported the “Cousin It” look the rest. So, a little over a year ago, I decided she needed bangs.
Since we had her bangs cut (or her “long hairs” as she likes to call them – and, no, I have no idea where she got that), she’s had no issue with it. She’s gone willingly for bang trims and never mentioned a thing about it (other than getting mad when I called them “bangs” instead of “long hairs”).
Then, a few weeks ago, the night before I had haircuts scheduled for the boys and a “long hairs” trim scheduled for her, she suddenly said she wanted to grow them out. Her reasoning? “Princesses don’t have long hairs.”
After two weeks of “growing out her bangs,” Zoe told me that barrettes and head bands made her head hurt and she wanted to cut her bangs again. I’m so happy. She looks beautiful without bangs, and we’ll do it someday, but just not when she’s four. That was a rough two weeks of drama and her whining over her hair accessories.
I’m not sure about when she’s five though either. We’ve already got some big projects scheduled for age five. She’s promised to stop sucking her thumb, not put Strawberry Shortcake’s hair up her nose, and wipe. (Honestly I’ll just be happy if she remembers to wipe.)