My daughter the trouble maker!
Ugh! What am I going to do with this daughter of mine? If age 2 is called the terrible 2's then age 5 should be called the frustrating 5's. Annika has been driving me batty lately, the latest being her trouble making with scissors.
A couple years ago she got a hold of the safety scissors and cut a chunk of hair from the back or her head. I couldn't believe she did it. Thankfully it didn't show too much and wasn't a huge deal. I had a talk with her about scissors and safety and told her she could only cut paper when mommy was helping her.
She's a bit older now and uses scissors for arts and crafts and has been totally fine. She's very careful and knows how to hold them properly when she's walking with them. So...I never thought it would happen again. But...one day a couple weeks ago my oldest daughter Maija came downstairs with a handful of her sisters hair that she found in their bedroom. Turns out Annika didn't like the way her hair was hanging in her face and decided to cut it out of the way and make herself some bangs. Thankfully she did a pretty good job and didn't cut them too short. Don't tell her, but she looks cuter with bangs. I kind of like it. LOL. Anyway, she did get into big trouble and we had another serious talk about scissors. She promised she'd never do it again. BUT.. 2 days later she cut another chunk off the side. I think her hair was in a side pony tail and some hair was falling out and bugging her so she thought she'd just cut it off. Needless to say she got in even MORE trouble for that. Thank goodness her hair is a bit wavy and somewhat layered already. Despite the 3 or 4 handfuls of hair we eventually found hidden in her room, her hair doesn't look too bad.
So, after all that I figured she's learned her lesson and we wouldn't have anymore trouble with scissors, right? WRONG! I go in their room to get some laundry and find 2 holes carved into the wall below the window. Are you kidding me? What's her excuse this time? She doesn't like that their room is pink anymore, she wants us to paint it purple. So she thought if she wrecked the wall we'd have to repaint. Um, no! That's not gonna happen anytime soon.
What am I going to do with this kid of mine? Definitely going to have to hide the scissors! It's amazing how kids can make you so mad but make you sooo happy too. It's quite a roller coaster ride of emotions raising kids. Thank goodness the wonderful moments far outweigh these frustrating, how could they do that, moments. And I'm glad the girls know that no matter what they do that may make mommy and daddy angry, in the end we love them unconditionally, and all will be forgiven.
What kind of trouble do your kids get into? Have they ever cut their own hair? I'm sure every parent has a bunch of stories to tell. What's yours?