Her hair was getting simply too long + I was sick of having to keep looking for little clips, lost all over the house, in the car, slipping out of her hair while out and about. She can see a little better now. Hmmmm, I didn't think that I would be cutting her hair at only 10 months old, but she had so much of it, and it just keeps growing and growing.
Ari was past his third birthday before we finally cut his hair, but things seem to be so much more accelerated with a second baby. Is that because I am more experienced, or more blase, or - hopefully not - maybe because I have gone through some of that 'baby loss/growing up thing' already with Ari, and it's not quite as intense with Mishi. Is that it? No, not really, no.... hope not!
We'd been wanting to cut it for a little bit, but I was a bit scared that we'd do it wrong. A wriggling baby and sharp scissors are not really a combination I wanted to test out! A friend did it one night - we were talking about it, and she got out the scissors and snip snip done! (She's Swiss, so gets things done without the silly procrastination. They renovated their house in less than a month; ripping out walls, painting, new kitchen, etc... I hate those sorts of people!!!). Anyway, she did a perfect job - not too short across the fringe, with a cute little bob (which we had to fix up over a few days of trying to keep Mishi still).
And if you start thinking that there'll be a third installment to these snippity posts :: I have not had my hair cut ever ever ever. It didn't get as long as it is by cutting it. Though, don't think it hasn't crossed my mind a few times - scissors in hand, there have been a few times when I almost almost almost just snipped it all off! If I was going to do it though, I think I'd have to have a very stylish and eye-catching cut as I'm quite used to the thing of having long (eye-catching) hair. Keep a look out, but don't hold your breath.