I have lots and lots of pictures from last week to share, but for Week 11 I'm just going to share pictures from Miss A's first hair cut. Yes, we waited until she was just days from turning five to get her hair cut. It wasn't anything intentional, it was just that it didn't seem to need a cut. For most of the time she was four she wanted pig tails so it wasn't until she started wearing her hair down recently that I thought it was probably time to get those curls a little bit more under control.
See her there waiting for her appointment? She looks a lot more four-going-on-fifteen than four-going-on-five there.
While I was feeling all kinds of emotional about my baby growing up, Miss A was near tears about getting her hair cut. Actually, once we actually got to the salon she was fine, but when I told her I made the appointment there was a lot of crying. I sweetened the deal with donuts and that seemed to help smooth things over.
She was actually pretty excited when we got to the salon. Instead of taking her to a kid salon I took her to my salon, The Hive. I started going there a couple of years ago when my previous stylist stopped doing hair (still feeling sad about that) and I've had good luck with a few different stylists there. The Hive is decorated in a really cute, girly way and they specialize in curly hair making it the perfect spot for Miss A. It was a little more expensive than I'd like for a kid hair cut, but I really wanted this first experience to be a good one. I have a love/hate relationship with my hair that was way, way more hate when I was growing up and I want her to be more on the love side.