I am not a hairdresser

It started off harmless enough – “I’ll just cut the bit that’s hanging in her eyes” – the next thing I know my daughter’s answering to Moe and wearing a lot of hats.

She might have her lateral incisors coming through but I can’t be sure she hasn’t caught a glimpse of herself in a mirror somewhere and that’s why she’s crying so intensely.

If you ever find yourself thinking “how hard can this cutting hair lark be?” please heed my words.

My four siblings and I have made many jokes over the years about my mother’s preferred method of cutting children’s fringes – the “sticky-tape” method.  Well there’s something to be said for that and today I’d like to formally apologise to my Mum.  Tomorrow I’ll be ringing hairdressers.  Real ones.

Have you ever cut your children’s hair?  Were you a victim of the sticky-tape method as a child?