We’ve learned our lesson. Eleanor should not have access to scissors unsupervised. Even the really dull ones that are only for cutting construction paper, that she couldn’t possibly hurt herself with. As it turns out, she may not be able to hurt herself, but she can do some damage.
Her adorable bob ended up with a chunk on the side of her face missing and a portion of her bangs were hacked into. There is also a piece that she cut down to the scalp that is luckily hidden under her bangs. Although it makes her bangs hang a little funny so they never look quite right.
When I caught her with scissors in hand and hair on the floor I told her to go look in the mirror to see what she did to herself! She came back with a sad expression and said, “It doesn’t look good.” Ha! She got that right! I imagine she thought she was creating a chic new look for herself. Unfortunately, she is not the great stylist she imagined.
I took her to Stacy who fixed her up as best she could, layering both sides around her face to match and evening out her bangs. Eleanor now knows the rule, “only Stacy is allowed to cut my hair!” And that goes for Mommy too who botched an early attempt to even out her bangs!
p.s. I told her I was going to take a picture of the haircut she gave herself, and she asked, “Do you want me to look sad about it?” and then made this face! She is hilarious!