I gave Peanut a haircut. Afterwards both Bean and I had the exact same thought: she looks like Maria from The Sound of Music. (Which is a movie my entire family has memorized, by the way.)
I thought this was an apt comparison because of Peanut's behavior lately.
She has done a lot of really naughty things. Like painting her tongue with nail polish. And dumping half a bottle of hair detangling lotion all over my carpet. And rubbing half a bottle of hand sanitizer into her hair. And unrolling all the toilet paper. And spraying her baby brother in the face repeatedly with cleaning spray (that, my friends, is why I favor non-toxic household products!) Every time I turn around she is into a cupboard or drawer or cabinet that is supposed to be off-limits.
And then there was the whole reason I cut her hair in the first place. To try to minimize the damage from where she hacked off a big chunk of it herself.
My kids have cut their own hair before-- it seems to be a rite of passage for kids. But never has any one of them cut so much of it so close to their head. Not even the Rabbit.
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?