My dd just started kindergarten last week, she turns six at the end of this month. She has never had a real official haircut. We've kept it neatly trimmed and allowed it to grow very long as per her request. She had long beautiful hair with little ringlets on the end that came just to the top of her butt. I make sure her hair is put up and out of the way for school every day. It was in a pony tail today, and this little girl snuck away from the group to go back to her table and get the scissors out of her pencil box and cut my dds hair in several places before the teacher realized what happened. Dds hair is butchered now and will need to be cut at least to her shoulders if not shorter. She also has a chunk about an inch long sticking straight up in the middle of the back of her head. I am sick to my stomach over this. My dd is flipping out because we have to go have the rest of her hair cut off. What exactly do I do now? I need to have a meeting with the school tomorrow, but I have no idea how to handle this or what to say. What now?!? Anybody know how to handle this?
After school yesterday I took my dd to a salon and had her hair cut. The stylist had to cut 10 inches off of her hair to even it out with what the girl cut. With the curly, wavy texture of her hair, the shorter cut just doesn't look very good. It springs up now that the weight is gone and looks much shorter than it is, and just generally doesn't suit her like the long hair did. But my dd seems ok with it and that's what matters. Her hair hasn't been this short since she was two, so that was about 4 years worth of hair growth :(
I also had my conference with the teacher this afternoon. Apparently she was just as upset as I was. She was very apologetic, and even cried about it. She said she hasn't been able to sleep since it happened because she felt so bad about it. She took all the scissors away and put them up. The girl who cut my dds hair has been in trouble again since this happened and might be facing expulsion. She has had recess taken away for two weeks and is required to stay by the teachers side the entire day. I have no idea what her second offense was (not really my business) but it must have been really bad? I feel a lot better knowing that something has been done to punish the girl and the scissors have been removed. It also helped to know that her teacher actually cared that this happened. I was afraid I would get the "it's only hair" speech, so knowing that her teacher was almost as upset as I was took some of the sting out. My pain was validated.
on Sep. 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM