On Monday morning I went straight to the Apple store at the mall to get my laptop fixed. It turned into an all day event, but in the end I left with a functional computer with all my pictures still on it. Thank You, Jesus. Seriously.
Since we had a few hours to hang around the mall, I decided to take Annabeth to Visible Changes and see if we could get her first haircut. (I know, y'all. Yes, she is almost 3 years old.) I'd been meaning to do this for a long time, but I was scared that she would freak out and we would have to leave with half a haircut. I also didn't know where to take her. "Cool Cuts for Kids" was great for Jackson, but there was not as much at stake with his hair. Annabeth's hair is her crowning glory. Could I really trust a kid place with my angel's beautiful locks?
Visible Changes fit us in with a stylist I didn't know, but she was really sweet. I took Annabeth around the salon to show her everything. Then she started getting nervous. When it came time to sit in the chair, she freaked out and said she wanted to eat. So we told the stylist we'd try again after lunch. I also took her by the Disney store to show her that I would buy her a princess doll if she got her hair cut.
We ate some Chickfila and then Curtis arrived with his moral support. We went back to the salon but our stylist was with another client. So we took Annabeth to the play area and let her go crazy. After that, she said she was ready to get her hair cut. Yay! We went back to Visible Changes for the third time and the stylist worked us in again.
There was a four-year-old girl in the waiting area who was having her first haircut, so I stopped feeling so bad about how long I'd waited. I think interacting with her helped Annabeth relax a little bit.
Our stylist, Christine, sprayed Annabeth's hair with water so she wouldn't have to brave the sink. AB cried for about a minute and then she calmed down.
She was very still and quiet throughout the whole thing. The stylist basically evened out the ends and that was it. You can't even tell she's had a haircut, except that it has a nicer shape to it now. My first thought was that it was a waste of money, but I think it was wise seeing as how Annabeth could have freaked out at any moment.
Goldilocks also got to have her first experience with a curling iron. I would be way, way too nervous to do this myself.
Annabeth looks a little bit like Wednesday from the Addams family here.
And finally, a smile!
Annabeth picked out an Ariel doll from the Disney store and then it was done. My baby girl is growing up!