Curls are goneApril 10, 2007
We are all in shock. Tonight the girls were playing upstairs in their room. I usually let them do this a bit before bed. Then, they clean it, put pj’s on and go to bed. Tonight, Sierra got scissors and cut off all of Madeleine’s curls.
I cried. Sierra cried. Madeleine didn’t really understand what happened, but when she did, she cried. Tony wanted to cry. He is very mad. He can’t understand why Sierra would do this to her sister. He only ever remembers being a good kid, one that didn’t cause trouble, sneak or steal things. Daily, Sierra has been sneaky and getting into trouble.
Sierra told me she did it because she is jealous. She wanted Madeleine’s curls. Unfortunately, I knew that this was only a matter of time. Madeleine gets compliments on her hair daily.
The scissors were put away, but an (almost) 6 year old can stand on chairs and sneak and get up where she shouldn’t…
Tomorrow I will be taking Madeleine to my hair dresser to see if she can fix it…which I am not really sure what that means, since there are spots that are almost down to the scalp.
I am sad for Madeleine, she wants her curls back.
I am also sad because I have been wondering if Madeleine will always have curly hair. I don’t know how her hair will grow back in.
I guess this is one of these things that we are all upset about now, but years from now we will look back on as a memory. The day Sierra cut off all of Madeleine’s hair will be burned in all of our memory banks.