Note: This photo has been edited to comply with blogger's anti-pornographic regulations.
I heard some strange snipping sounds coming from the kitchen this evening. Rachel was calmly cutting her Barbie's hair.
"What are you doing, Rachel?"
"I'm cutting my dolly's hair--just like you are going to cut my hair."
I remembered that I had told Rachel yesterday that I was going to cut off all her hair because she cries so much every time I comb it.
"Do you want me to cut your hair?" I had meant it as a horrible threat so she would not cry so much.
"Yes, I want it to be like Madeline's." Madeline is her friend with a cute pixie-cut. Now I am stuck. Should I cut it or not? It would be easier to take care of, but she really has lovely locks.
"Now I need to give it a shower!"
She was done cutting and gave it a shower in the bathroom sink and dried it off with my towel. She was so proud! In fact, she went right on playing and announced to her other toys that Barbie just got back from the Beauty Shop!