It was bound to happen one of these days,but somehow I figured I could avoid it. I mean I keep all my scissors hidden away and I try to avoid using them when the kids are around. So I wasn't completely shocked by what I saw yesterday afternoon, just mostly.
Before I even knew what happened Landon knew he was in trouble. When I walked into his room he started acting like he does when he knows he did something he was not supposed to do. At that moment I looked down and saw the scissors in Landon's hand. I didn't even have to look over at Tori, I already knew what I'd see, but that didn't keep the tears from welling up when I did look over at her. I mean no Mom wants to see a pile of their daughters hair lying on the floor courtesy of their older brother (or any one else who hasn't been given permission to cut). I won't even cut Tori's hair myself so I definitely do not want Landon doing it.
Landon was in big trouble. I sent him to bed for the night then and there (it was 5 in the afternoon). Then I assessed the damage. Big chunks of hair from the middle of the back of Tori's head had been cut. Luckily I found Landon before he got to the front of Tori's head. The pictures below don't really show how bad it was, but believe me it was bad.So when Jared got home Tori and I headed to the hair salon. The hair dresser was also shocked at the number Landon did on Tori's hair. It was nice to have someone who agreed with me about the severity of the situation (Jared is a guy, he understood why I was upset, but he didn't think it looked that bad). I told her that I wanted to keep some of the length( meaning I didn't want Tori's haircut to look like a boy's haircut) and that if that wasn't possible I would just leave it the way it was. Luckily the hairdresser was able to work her magic and Tori's hair doesn't look horrible. I am still pretty bummed about all this, and I wish Tori's hair was long again. I know it is just hair and it probably shouldn't be such a big deal to me but it is. Oh well, her hair will grow back eventually, right?
Here are the pictures of her new hair cut.
Front View:Back View:Side View