She's had this hairstyle before, back when she was about six and a half, and it was absolutely adorable. Back then I gave her the lowdown about what to expect with a "boy" haircut. People would call her a boy, kids might make fun of her, her dad wouldn't like it, etc. She didn't care what anyone said and stressed to me that she wanted to be herself no matter what others thought of her. Couldn't argue with that!
|Lil Pixie Amanda, age 6 1/2|
This time was no different, only I stressed it even more because she will soon be in middle school, and we all know what that means: girls from HELL. She is at an extremely vulnerable age, and as proud of her as I am for being such a bold young woman, I am afraid for any possible future torment from the cats at school.
I asked her to sit on it for a few days to really make sure it was something she wanted to do. We talked about it more today, and she said that the benefits of a shorter 'do were worth the risk of the haters she might (or might not) have to deal with.
So that was it - she was convinced, and once she sets her mind to something there's no going back. I offered to cut it myself - when I used to wear my hair in a pixie I always cut it myself because no one could ever get it quite right. I figured if I could do it on myself, I could surely do it on her.
So without further ado, here she is...
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I thought I'd throw this in - so many people say Amanda and I look alike, so I tried to find a picture of me when I had my short hair that most resembles her...