Sunday afternoon, the girls
After their nails were dry we decided to go over to my in-laws' house for an afternoon of Wii. By the time we got home AND moved a peach tree, it was time for bed. That's when Mae all of a sudden remembered that I promised her that I would cut her hair TODAY. If she were allowed to swear, I 'm sure she would have added a dammit at the end of her foot stomping, crying, whiny complaint. It was much too late on a school night to start a haircut (and we try not to give in to such temper tantrums) and at this point we were all too tired to do anything but crawl under the covers and sleep. After standing in the corner for 10 minutes cooling off, she finally went to bed. Monday morning, I woke up bright and early and hauled out all of the hair cutting tools, so if she was willing to cooperate, I was willing to cut her hair in time for school.
At the end, after she checked out her new do in the mirror, she gave me a hug and thanked me.