So my wife and I were woken up this morning – can’t remember for what reason – but awoke to find that our oldest daughter had cut much of the hair of our youngest daughter. No, not just the bangs or the back – the top. Pretty much gave her a shoddy reverse mohawk.
Not sure what is the worst part of it. Kim is really torn up that her hair was so beautiful and it is now gone. I, being somewhat pragmatic, am not letting myself get upset about that, since there is no way I can possibly “add a single hair” back… But she honestly did have very beautiful hair that will take some time to grow back.
On top of that, they both got the pair of normal scissors (not kid scissors) out of our office (which they are not allowed into without permission). They also took a bag of paint balls (a dark blue shade) that were stored in the office and dumped them in our playroom. Luckily, none appear to have burst or been broken. And not to be done with their indiscretion, they cut the dog’s hair, including the tip of the dog’s tail. They are lucky that they did not hit the actual tail – lest Oliver let them have it for their lack of good judgment.
I would almost say Julianne (the 4 yr old victim/conspirator) needs no punishment. She will need to be shaved; there is no repair for the damage. The “shame” should be enough to convince her (I hope) that this was a bad thing to do and allow. But I’m not sure.
I’m not so sure what to do with Jenna (the 6 yr old perpetrator). She is already complaining of late that we punish her too much and don’t care about her. I was even planning on taking her to the Duke-Clemson game this afternoon as a father-daughter fun time, as a corrective. Now, I don’t think that seems reasonable.