"Oh no... how bad is it?" I winced. "Pretty bad. But she was so excited to show me, I think she actually was proud of it at first. But my reaction wasn't good, so she quickly felt bad about it and now she's upset".
Aw, I felt sorry for my little girl. She calls herself a "designer" and she loves to try new things with clothes and hair and drawings etc. Like me, she's not afraid to do different things with her hair, but I bet she thought it would grow back if she wanted it to...
|Before we 'fixed it up'. She had began to|
realize the result did not match her expectation.
The next morning I called her into my room and braced myself for a shock. She hesitantly approached me with her head down. "Hey, that looks great!" I said. She looked up. "Huh?" "Yeah, I think it looks very pretty. It totally suits you". She smiled. I was lying of course, it looked ridiculous, but I honestly did feel that her face was pretty enough to pull it off, so it was not a total loss. But yes, it was a disaster, and she had cut off a LOT more than I had imagined. So I casually offered to 'straighten it up', and we got to work on fixing it. I tried my best, and the result was kinda cute in a Dumb and Dumber kind of way.. Having said that, for the first week I made a note to ask everyone we met, "So, what do you think of Vettoria's new haircut that she did all by herself?", so that they knew the style was in no way my idea... :-)