Like, no using scissors without Mommy or Daddy present.
Hair cuts are only done by professionals (and no, just because you gave Barbie a hair cut does not make you a professional).
And most definitely, no cutting your little brother's / sister's hair either.
And if I'm perfectly honest, these girls are totally rocking their new 'do's'. One is sporting the cutest pixie cut a la Michelle Williams (or Charlize Theron) - and seriously, that's not an easy cut to pull off. One is very chic with her 'Pob' (the Victoria Beckham bob), and the third, well she's looking very Jackie O with her style.
I figure it's kind of a rite of passage. I personally don't remember cutting my own hair (or my brother's for that matter), but doing some research on Google (as you do) it appears that kids around the 4 year mark tend to pick up those sharp, shiny objects and pretty much just go to town with them.
"Four-year-olds are Tarzan chest-pounders, and scissors are really (awesome)," said Betsy Brown Braun, author of "You're Not the Boss of Me" (Harper Paperbacks, $15.99). "Remember the first time you coordinated it and the paper just slipped through? Then it's like Edward Scissorhands — 'Look what I can do! Look what I can do!' The mechanics of scissors make a child feel very powerful."
And, just so all you Mommy's with budding Paul Mitchell's and Vidal Sassoon's out there know, it rears it's head again when they hit their teenage years, so be prepared.
I have no doubt that there will come a time when Little P looks at a pair of scissors and thinks 'I wonder what I will look like with a mullet?'. I'm hoping that when that time comes, my very talented hair stylist friends have ideas on how to cut, style and survive a four year old's version of a Billy Ray Cyrus do.
Makes life interesting, doesn't it?
Till next time - hide the scissors!