Im a maniac with a pair of scissors.
Not just with paper but with hair - her hair.
My poor little mite has cried every single day of her long-hair life (11 years in total) when it came to a morning brushes but everyone knows that beauty is painful. Recentl, though, her hair has started to look a little matted even after careful brushing so last night I thought Id give it a trim. Only I reckoned she would look so much more grown up with a really good trim. All 8 inches of it - when you unravel this it really does measure 8 inches!
Oh she did cry.
Not from pain but from the shock. And then I blow dried it and watched the curls bounce into a neat little bob. And this morning she felt good as when her hair was brushed there was not one knot. Her hair was tied back and she told herself that she wouldn't tell her buddies but two of them had noticed her neat little nobble and she came skipping out of school. Next week she will wear it down once she is used to it but so far so good.
I cant believe she hits 13 next month but having her hair cut has helped along the way to looking it :)