Thursday, May 6, 2010

Untouchable Hair

This was our family policy. IS our policy. If your hair gets so long that it falls in your eyes you have a choice: Get your hair trimmed, or wear barrettes or a headband to keep it out of your face. Reasonable don't you think? My gentle yet inflexible daughter refuses to get her hair cut. We go to the store to buy barrettes. We even try them out in the store (which I don't think we're supposed to do.) I want to make sure she feels good in them. She brings them home, and within hours they are lost. This scenario repeats. Sometimes they are found, and she goes off to school with ONE barrette in her hair. By the end of the day it is lost. She adamantly refuses to let anyone, even me, touch her hair. It's tricky from a few different angles. I could let natural and logical consequences take their course, but then what if all that hair in the face impairs her work at school? I can't force her to the haircutters. Yes I have tried ice cream, balloons, special prize bribes and she will have nothing to do with this hook. Honestly, I'm stumped. Do I end up eating that page from my family policy book?
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EO said...

An interesting mystery - I wonder what will change her mind.

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