I then spent the next 5 days trying to talk her out of it. Not because I cared that her hair was short, it's her hair and she can do whatever she wants with it. It's just sometimes kids think they know what they want and then when they get it, they don't like it or want it. I knew her cutting her hair super short (2 inches long) would be a drastic change to her two feet long hair.
We went through everything that might happen, kids being mean, her hair "not looking" like the pictures, etc. My sister is a beautician and so she brought home a magazine of short hairstyles for Lilly to look at. We also spent hours on google looking at hairstyles.
This is the one she decided on. She liked the short spikey hair styles better, but her hair is curly like mine so....
This is right before, she was really nervous.
She had a huge smile on her face the entire time!
Amelia just cut of the majority of it first, to get it out of the way and at this point, Lilly looked at it and said "You're going to cut it shorter right?"
Here is the before and after
Lilly absolutely LOVES it!!!
I'm proud of her for doing such a brave thing.
The next morning before she went to school she looked in the mirror and said "I look good!"
She had a rough first day of school though.
All day she got "Are you a boy or a girl?" and "You look like a boy"
My sister Shaunie crochets (knits?) and she made Lilly these awesome skull headbands.
To help her look a little more feminine.
Even despite the ridicule she loves her hair and says she wants to keep it short for a while. Yea Lilly! She is braver than me and I love her for it!