This last weekend I went to give Rylie a trim... just a trim!
She got SOO excited and wanted to chop it.
I tried in vain to convince her otherwise (my girls hair grows sooooo slow, unlike Tanner's which grows like weeds... it's sooo unfair)
Finally I did the dirty deed... but, after it was done, and since then, I've decided it really does fit her personality. The best part, was how happy it made her. She really does act so differently when she feels good about herself whether it be clothes, hair, nails, whatever. While it's a delicate balance to teach her not to value her outward appearance above certain other more important things in life... I think I'm going to concede early in her life that we don't have to do it "my" way. I'd rather see that "glow" she gets when she feels good about herself. Besides, happiness in exchange for 6 (sniff) inches of hair.... a good deal I say.... (sniff) ok... so it's still a bit sad.... but I'm not letting on.. ;)