Monday, November 11, 2013

Hide the scissors! There's a 5 year old in the house!

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?

18 comments:

  1. This is such a funny post. I loved reading it. She does look cute with the bangs. Well, seriously speaking, scissors in a 5 year olds hands is pretty dangerous..

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    1. She actually did a pretty good job thankfully. She rarely touches scissors, let alone get in trouble with them. This was out of the blue.

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  2. She's very cute. But I think you have to be firm and set out your rules clearly because she's obviously challenging your authority. Kids do that to test adults.

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    1. Since the day she was born she's been a challenge. She gets her stubbornness from me. She won't give in no matter what. She finally went to the dentist. The last few tries we couldn't get her near the chair. You could offer her any toy she wanted or even a trip to Disney World. She wouldn't give in. I've never seen such determination in a child. Hopefully that determination will benefit her as an adult.

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  3. I can surely relate to this post and I am fun reading about your daughter. I got 5 y.o. daughter too and she gives me lots of trouble all the time. It seems she's happy when I get mad. When it comes to scissor, what is always do is cut papers all over the place and always complain when I tell her to clean after the mess.

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    1. My kids leave little bits of paper ALL OVER the house when they do crafts. Drives me NUTS!

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  4. Your post inspired mine. I remember doing the same thing when I was a kid. I linked to this post in mine. Read it here: http://mightyknittingchick.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/careful-with-the-scissors/

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    1. LOL.That's great :) I read your post. I can't believe how much hair you cut off! Yikes!

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  5. I too have a 5 year old and know what you are going through although (touch wood) we haven't yet had a hair encounter with the scissors. But, for Halloween we were asked not to send the costume masks to school and because my son wanted to be batman I used grease paint to create a "batman mask" on his face. I cannot count how many times I have since had to clean the creations off of the faces of my 5 and 2 year old boys who randomly decide to paint themselves as batman!

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  6. You are going to just love her and know it gets earier! Let's see the last big one was when we were out of town and my boys made pizza. They got in a fight over it and one ran into the bathroom. The other was pushing againtst the door with his knee and put a large hole in it. So they decided to get some tools and switch the door with another thinking that we would not notice.

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  7. Thanks for sharing - love hearing about the things little ones get into! Makes life so much more interesting! I can't remember what my life was like before my four boys!!

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  8. My babies are near grow, I remember dealing with these issues myself. Love your honesty.

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  9. thanks for sharing

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  10. Oh.My.Gosh! This is not funny at all but kinda made me chuckle a little because my daughter gets herself into similar kinds of troubles! Thank goodness she hasn't cut her hair yet though (knock on wood!)

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  11. wearing makeup, walking in heels and breaking things and leaving the room

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  12. Lol, my daughter cut her hair, too, made bangs, when she was 5, but she didn`t do a good job at all, they were all choppy! And, guess what? The morning I discovered this, was the morning of her kindergarten school pictures! I didn`t have time to do anything about it, so there she was, in her picture with her crazy bangs! I still tease her about it to this day and she`s now 30!

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  13. lol my niece did this when she was about the same age, but definitely didn't do a good job LOL. She also was kind enough to cut her sisters hair as well!

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  14. LOL she is so cute. I have a 1 1/2 year old and already have a little stubborn girl. She hasn't gotten into any big trouble yet,

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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