Violet & I have been doing "Girl" stuff to make the time away from Ben seem more bearable. She had soooo much fun at the nail salon, dangling her feet into the swirling water, telling herself, "Careful!" every time she leaned down to gaze at her soaking wet feet. She held still pretty well for the lady to paint the pale purple lacquer on her toes, and we "blew" on it to make it dry.
Later, I thought perhaps doing hair would be fun, too. However, it was not at all fun for her, and less and less fun for me, struggling with her straight-as-an-arrow locks and her wriggling frame and her constant shying from the curling iron saying, "Ouch, Sah-ee, I hurch-you? Sah-ee. You okaay? bibba-bit hot? hot!" and many other things. :P
I finally decided to just cut it.
Though it slightly reminds me of the Dorothy Hammil haircuts of the '80's, I think I"ll give it a couple days to sink in and become Mod......and see if I don't like it a bit better. At least, I'm loving not having to pin it back, tie it up, spray it to her head, and do it all over again every time she gets out of her carseat or takes a nap.