Anyhow, lately I feel like my kids are giving the Streadbeck kids a run for their money. It's something to aspire to, at least.
Last night Monkey cut her hair. And we're not talking about a little snip here or cutting bangs...she butchered it. She cut all around, so that no area could be left alone. (unless I gave her a full-on mullett).
|Fox said to just leave it like this and not cut it. men. seriously.|
I tried to leave it fairly long, but had to keep using a shorter guard on the clippers in an effort to disguise the butcher marks...but I went down to 1/2" and had to call it good enough...so she still has shorter hash marks on the back of her head.
The upside is that if anyone had to get an impromptu buzz cut then I'm glad it was Monkey. She has a great head shape, and a pixie face. She actually looks good with short hair. In fact, the hair in the back was a pretty color and had natural soft curls...but she had some crazy cowlicks that made it hard to style...most of the time it tended to just be a crazy mess.
The downside is that Chick and Mr. Fox have BOTH accidentally called her Moose...and Mr. Fox seems quite taken with the similarity between Monkey and Moose. "They're like twins! Stand back to back, kids!"
Anyhow, if this was Chick, I would think that the rash of haircutting-makeuping-shenanegans that Monkey has done was all on purpose. Because Chick calculates. She does things to get certain outcomes...she thinks ahead. But Monkey isn't like that. (Those two girls are opposites in so many ways!) Monkey doesn't think what the outcome will be--she is curious and impulsive. She find scissors and thinks, "what is nearby for me to cut?" I don't think there was any deeper motive than that. She's an artist, too, so she has always been most prone to do body art and to cut things.
So I need to figure out how to supervise better...even while breastfeeding two babies at once. It's kind of a tall order, but what about having five young kids ISN'T?
In the meantime, I'm glad that I've made a few new headbands...we'll be putting them to good use, I guess.