My Katie got her very first haircut today, exactly one month before her fourth birthday. I have received many threats in the past about not cutting her beautiful hair, and many of those threats came from people not even related to me. Admittedly, she does have gorgeous hair. It is very, very blond and has beautiful loose curls and naturally swoops down across the left side of her face. Unfortunately, those curls have started to look stringy, and she hates having her hair brushed because of all the tangles. And then there was the green factor on the ends of her locks from all those hours at the YMCA swimming pool this summer. Yeah, that had to go.
My sister-in-law Jessie did the honors this morning. She required written consent from Kevin, though, because she knows how much he loves Katie's hair. Very funny. Katie sat very still, tuned into The Jungle Book DVD, and she grinned. She was excited about getting her first haircut. Earlier this morning, as we were saying good-bye to Callie and Caleb, I announced, "Everybody say good-bye to some of Katie's hair!" They all giggled and started waving, and then Caleb proceeded to kiss her curls. Very sweet.
Thankfully, the curls are still there, and her hair is still beautiful. She was very proud of it, just as she was very proud of her first visit to the dentist yesterday. My Goldilocks is growing up so fast.