The following photos were inspired by one thing and one thing only. Wait, make that two things: pain and whining. My girls let their hair grow pretty long. They both have gorgeous hair. But the chopping was inevitable. Why, you ask? If one was to enter my bathroom on any given morning between 6:30 and 7 am, one would witness the following:
Mommy: brushes daughter's hair oh so delicately and sweetly
Daughter: OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! YOU'RE HURTING ME!
Mommy (in snotty mommy know-it-all tone): Well I can cut it off for you and we won't have to deal with the tangles anymore
Daughter: No, I (ouch!) like it (ouch!) long (ouch!). STOP IT, MOMMY!
Mommy (no longer brushing so delicately and sweetly): Then you're just going to have to put up with the tangles every day. Now hold still. I know those tears are fake!
I'm omitting the rest because, 1. you probably can guess how it goes from there, and 2. you never know when a social worker might be reading.
At any rate, long hair or not, I think these girls are just pretty. dang. cute. You know you do, too.