I (Anne) was checking my e-mail yesterday morning in our home office. Now, I must say our office is not childproof and the kids spend very little time in there. Allison came down to see what I was doing, and I admit, I was focused more on the computer than on her. I heard the sound of 'snip, snip' and when I turned I discovered she was cutting her own bangs with a pair of scissors. Fortunately, I was close enough to stop her after only two cuts.
Later, when Adam asked her about it, her reply was, 'Well, if you guys would have put the scissors away, I wouldn't have had to cut my hair.' Pretty logical for a 2 1/2 year old.
This seems to be a rite of passage in a young girl's life. I've noticed they either cut their own hair, or someone elses'. What I am wondering is why it always seems to happen right around a prime photo time, like a scheduled Christmas card picture. :)
You can see the missing pieces below. The good thing is, we can hide it behind the rest of her bangs.