I've had various accomplishments in my life...personal, vocational, academic. But this tops them all.
I cut my daughter's bangs.
And they don't look freakish.
I'm telling you, this is big stuff. I tried cutting my bangs twice when I was growing up. Both times were disasters--I had to wait for the too-short bangs to grow out before I was fit to be seen in public again.
I insisted I would never cut my daughter's bangs, that I had learned my lesson. So for the last year I've been letting her hair get too long and taking her to get it professionally cut--lately just taking her with me when I get mine done. But that seems like a waste of money, and I am now growing out my own hair and won't be getting it cut as often.
So I spent $6 on a pair of haircutting scissors at Wal-Mart, Googled "how to trim bangs", and pretty much followed the instructions in the first link on the results list.
I should have taken "before" pictures of my poor girl with her hair in her eyes, but I didn't. I do have a photo, however, of the imperfect but passable finished product.
Of course, the "how-to" link above didn't include a very important kid-specific instruction...bribery.
And just because I think it's cute, here's how the back of Chickie's hair looks today.
I'm thinking I may even try trimming the rest of her hair which is getting split-endy. But first I need to stock up on Dum Dums...and courage.