Dad agrees to take daughter for a haircut – but the cut leaves mom in tears
A father said he took his daughter for a haircut after she told him she hated having long hair – but the cut left the girl’s mother in tears over her new look
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A father who took his eight-year-old daughter for a haircut because she ‘hated’ having long hair has claimed his wife was so upset by the cut that she burst into tears.
Posting on Reddit, the dad explained that his daughter Anna has curly blonde hair that his wife “loves” and spends hours brushing, braiding and styling it every day.
And while Anna’s mum is ‘obsessed’ with her daughter’s hair, the schoolgirl hates having long braids and recently asked if she could have them cut – but her mum ignored her pleas.
In his post, the girl’s father said: “Anna has very thick, blond, curly hair which my wife loves. Ever since she was a little girl she spent hours doing her hair every day, braiding it , straightening and styling them. I think it’s more than fair to say that my wife is a bit obsessed with the hair thing.
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“Anna, however, has never been too fond of having her hair done or anything that involves sitting for more than a few minutes.
“Before she got her hair cut, her hair was longer than her waist. And although it was beautiful, she hated being brushed and every morning was a screaming party between her and my wife.
“Lately she’s been asking for a shorter haircut. My wife would ignore her whenever the subject came up in hopes she’d forget about it, but none of that happened.
“I think Anna realized she wasn’t getting anywhere with her mum because she started asking me to take her instead.
“I was reluctant at first because I didn’t know how my wife would react, but I agreed when I saw how excited the kid was about something as simple as a haircut. “
The man took Anna to the hairdresser and when the little girl flipped through style magazines, she found a hairstyle she really wanted – a “very short clipper cut”.
Although Anna’s father knew the haircut would get him in trouble with his wife, he couldn’t believe how happy the haircut made his daughter, so he agreed to let her.
And when Anna’s mother saw the filling, she was devastated – and even started crying.
The man added: “She chose a very short haircut, and I knew I was going to be in deep shit with my wife. At that point, however, there was no turning back.
“We continued with the haircut, and in the end Anna couldn’t stop smiling.
“When my wife came home from work that day, things quickly got worse. She even refused to look at Anna, locked herself in her room and cried, then got in the car and drove off.
“I knew she wouldn’t react well to the haircut, but I didn’t expect her to take it so badly. The child is upset too and no matter how much I reassure her, she still thinks she’s in trouble for having her hair cut.”
Commenters on the Reddit post were also taken aback by the mother’s response, with many telling the father that his daughter should be free to do her hair however she sees fit.
One person said, “You are a good parent for listening to your child. You need to talk to your wife though because her reaction to a haircut is not healthy behavior.”
While another added: “My mum never let me choose how to get my hair cut, I’m now over 40 and I still blame her. It’s just hair. Your wife is way too dramatic.”
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