Remember this post from last December? The one when Emma took her new scissors and gave the cat a haircut? Well, the scissors have been in and out of timeout since then, as she alternately uses them responsibly and messes up. There haven't been any major disasters, just things like cutting paper she's not supposed to or snipping stray yarn ends (trimmings I hadn't gotten around to tossing yet) into little pieces. Nothing I was concerned about losing, but I want her to know that she needs to ASK before cutting anything other than her coloring paper. The scissors are currently in timeout. I though we were safe.
However. On Friday she got a hold of some old SEWING SCISSORS!!! This is something that she knows is completely out of bounds. Mommy's sewing (and knitting and crochet and spinning and weaving) things are not for touching. Up until now, this hasn't been a problem at all. I try and keep my stuff confined, and she knows not to play with anything in the loom room or the small bag I keep next to my chair. But she went into my supplies desk, and got the scissors. This is a picture of how she looked on Jan. 23:
Then Friday, when she came to wake me up in the morning, I noticed that she had a shorter piece of hair on one side. I asked her what happened to her hair, and she ran away. I knew something was up, so I went and looked in the bathroom, and found this:
That's just what I rescued off the floor. I wasn't about to fish the rest out of the toilet. She had cut 4" long sections of hair off, all over her head! It was bad enough that I had to do a remedial trim, to try and make her look less ridiculous.
Still a couple really short bits, but not as bad as it was. At least it's only hair- it'll grow.
And her response when I asked why (WHY?!) she did this? "I had stickies and tangles, Mommy." She had evidently gotten up early, and had been eating peanut butter out of the jar. Some got in her hair, so she was unable to hide the fact that she had been eating peanut butter. I guess she figured if she cut out the peanut butter, I'd never know.