Second, I've wanted her to have a short hair cut for years because
- I thought it would look good because she always looked great with her hair tied back.
- Half the time she is off to school before anyone brushes her hair. By the time I see her Friday night at Aikido her hair is often a disaster.
Remembering the pain of that pixie cut, I did not use trickery. I used propaganda. I asked Natalie to cut my hair short first. Then I asked Rafi, "Do you want a short hair cut like Mommy?" Rafi said "Yes!" And her hair cut came out even better than I expected. I'm amazed at how cute she looks. She's pleased with herself. That's the best part.
I, alas, don't look as good with a pixie cut as I did when I was 6. No photos until it grows out.
Fourth: Propaganda may not have been needed. She had already taken a scissors to her own hair a few weeks earlier. She wanted her hair cut.
As to donations, yes I would like it if it went to a child who could use it. We'll measure it and send it off if it is 12". I am too much an animist to send my 6-year old daughter's precious talisman of a braid to wipe up nasty oil spills. My hair clippings, fine, but they've gone up Natalie's vacuum cleaner already.