I found out what Beauty Cuties are. They are those doll heads that come with lots of hair accessories and combs and brushes and scissors. You can style and cut their hair, and it will even grow after you have cut it apparently. Very cool. But none of my children will be receiving one of these things this year.
They do love to play "beauty salon," though. I mean, they are girls after all. They don't love me to brush and do their hair for them in the morning, but when they are playing this game they love to do each other's hair in crazy concoctions, they love to use all the styling products we have and they especially like to see who can use the most hair pretties in the other's hair.
Even Sophie loves to get in on the action. She will often bring me barrettes and things and the spray bottle and ask me to do her hair, Then she goes around the house taking out the barrettes because she is so enthralled with her prettiness. Then she comes back to have me do it again. A never ending cycle. But a cute one. Just in the last few months her hair has finally grown long enough for me to put it in a little pony tail on the top of her head.
Yesterday, Chloe asked if she could do Sophie's hair, and I said that would be fine. I could hear them happily playing in the bathroom and when Chloe came out to show me how cute Sophia looked I ooohed and ahhhed over her gel spiked hair and then went about my business.
A couple hours later I went into the bathroom to clean up a little. All of the combs and brushes were in the bathtub, and I figured Sophie probably threw them in there as that is something she enjoys doing. But then I found chunks of hair in there as well. Sophie has much blonder hair than my other two and so I knew immediately these locks belonged to her. I quickly ran to get her and examine her head. Sure enough, all those places that were finally longish were gone. Totally cut off....all 3-4 inches of it, some of it all the way down to the scalp. She was even missing a couple spots in her bangs too. No more pony tails for this baby.
I called for Chloe and tried not to be upset with her, but I was. She at first denied it, but then she fessed up. I asked her why she did this and she said she wanted to pretend she was at the beauty salon giving Sophie a haircut. I told her it most certainly wasn't a pretend haircut, it was very real and she was going to have to do a lot of jobs to make up for it, and that she wasn't allowed to use scissors for the rest of her life.
The saddest thing about it, is that I don't think I have a single picture of Sophie in her cute little pony tail. Even though she loved to have them, she didn't keep them in very long. I'm going to have to search through all my pictures and hope that there's one there, and if there isn't, I'm going to have a really good cry.
And that is why Chloe will not be getting a Beauty Cutie under the tree...
...not that she was going to in the first place.