I'll admit, right from the get go... THIS WAS PAINFUL! My daughter has been asking for a hair cut for a while. My hair was identical when I was a little girl... and I wore it long for most of my life. I have been way too attached to her golden ringlets. I really know this. However, I just wasn't ready. Denying her wasn't right and was way too much about me... oh, but can you blame me?
When she begged last week, "cut off all of my curls, Mama... please!" I cringed, but knew it was time to grant her this wish and stop the tears/struggles every time we needed to brush it.
We're going slowly... 4 inches seemed to be enough for now. She's happy and feels BIG. Very important stuff for a 4 and 1/2 year old.
You know how totally sentimental I am... I decorated a little wooden box for those first baby ringlets (see top photo). I was even inspired to carve a stamp for this project.
All of the energy I put into making this keepsake helped me immensely in letting my baby grow. There is a sweet spot for it in my ever changing studio.
She likes to peek at her snipped hair and giggle. That little girl in the picture behind the box(with the curls)... me.
p.s.Don't be surprised if you see more scissor prints soon... I'm loving this stamp!