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Monday, July 23, 2012

Scissors: NO-NO NO MORE!

After some time of restriction, I have finally decided to REALLY let Lia use scissors.

When she was just 3, I saw a cute pink scissors for kids. Being the doting mother that I am, I immediately bought her one without thinking of the implications. She instantly loved it, thus her cutting spree. It was fine at first. She cuts every piece of paper she gets hold of.

 It was safe, by the way, since it's blades were made of plastic and not steel, so it cuts papers but not skin.

The endless confetti I could take, but not this one incident that made me forbid her to ever touch scissors again:
She probably grew tired of her cute little scissors, so when she saw a real scissors, thinking it was  alright for her to play with scissors, she grabbed it. And the next thing I knew: piles of hair were all over the floor. 
Apparently, she cut her hair and my brother's. 
I was so upset I could cry.
Haha.

But past is past.
And she's almost 5 now.
I think she now understands that she needs to use scissors responsibly. :)

52 comments:

  1. Kids are kids talaga. They tend to be curious in using everything. But that's a part of their growing up Sis!

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    1. yeah! It was just upsetting because it was like she had a bangs on the side. haha.

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  2. thanks goodness hair lang na cut nya. But I agree with Kriz, kids are kids talaga.

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    1. Yeah, I agree. At least she already know the consequence because she had seen the difference.

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  3. natawa ako sa post mo... i did cut my bangs when I was a child and it was sooooo short. We often learn from failures. But as moms/parents we want our children to listen to avoid mistakes. It upsets us when we see them suffer the consequence of their disobedience.

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    1. You're right. We all get curious naman. But what I really remember cutting when I was younger was Barbie's hair, not mine. Haha. But yeah, sometimes we have to fail to learn. And as parents, as much as it pains us, we sometimes need to let our kids make mistakes, because after all, experience is the best teacher.

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  4. My daughter loves cutting things. I really wish that we'll be financially ok so that I give all those materials things she needs :)

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    1. Material things is just one thing, not everything. :)

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  5. You really can't turn your back on kids as they are always up to something. Always curious kasi. We also keep scissors out of reach hehe

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    1. I agree. They never run out of something up their sleeves. :)

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  6. Good thing only the hair was cut. They are just kids being kids. Part of growing up.

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    1. I know. I did have a fair share of cutting things behind my parents' back. :)) I just didn't realize how terrible it was until that day.

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  7. hahaha! i bet almost all of us had gone through this stage... i mean not only with scissors but with a lot of other things... :-) if we were given some trust by our parents i bet these kiddos deserve a little of ours too! :-)

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    1. Right, I myself had gone through it, but never realized how terrible it was til that day. :))

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  8. the little one cut our blanket accidentally while he was cutting papers in our bed.. charge the hair cutting as one of the funny moments that your daughter did as a kid :)...

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    1. Haha. My daughter cut our blanket on purpose before. Haha. But yeah, I'm charging it to the funny moments. I even took a picture of her, too bad I lost it.

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  9. Oh my, I hope she didn't get bald! I have a 2 yr old boy and I forbid him (and the nanny) to touch scissors or knives for fear I might end up getting bald! hehe

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    1. She didn't. They just looked funny after that. My little brother has a long and wavy hair, so it wasn't really obvious. But my daughter has a short and fine hair, and she cut it from front to her left side, so it was pretty visible. :))

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  10. She must be happy that she can use scissors again :) I think you did right, though, to restrict her from having scissors before, for her safety and for everyone's sanity :)

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    1. Haha. I love how you use everyone's sanity. :)) Yeah, she was happy, but only for a while. Turned out that the scissors I bought were no good for her. She can't cut even a piece of paper. Haha.

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  11. she is so adorable.. :) you did the right stuff to teach her about responsibility..\

    cheers :)

    RonSilvoza.com

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  12. thats a cute incident, dont get me wrong, i think she have passion for hair styling hehe cute curious little girl u got there hehe

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    1. Thanks. :)
      Now that I think about it, it's more funny than upsetting. :)

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  13. Hahaha what a shock you must have had seeing her hair chopped off :)

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  14. I think it the common instinct among kids to use the scissors to cut the hair. I knew of another friend's kid who also cut her own hair upon grabbing a pair of scissors.

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    1. Haha. Why not just the paper? Haha. But I used to cut Barbie's hair after shampooing it when I was kid.

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  15. Oh my, that is why I would not let my 2-year old son hold a scissor. Our little boy of mine has a fast hands that would grab anything instantly. That's why all pointed things are kept away within his reach. I am glad your little girl can handle scissors better now.

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  16. that's good decision
    she needs it for the development of her fine motor skills

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  17. sis, my niece just did that also. the good thing, she really needed a hair cut. sometimes, we need to look for the kid's safety.

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  18. hahaha.. nag ala hairdresser pala. anyway since she's already 5yo she will already understand. :)

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  19. I think I have to get this type of scissors too. good for kids since it is not harmful anf will not cut them.

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  20. Is that Maped scissors? They've got lovely & useful for crafts scissors that's made of plastic, too. :)

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  21. Reminds me of the time I hacked my bangs and ended up with a really really short one ( T-T) my Mom got mad at me too..but more so it was embarrassing when I went to school the next day.

    Still it's good that your little princess only cut her hair. Sharp pointy things within reach of kids (or anyone) scares the h*ll out of me DX

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  22. Oh dear, buti na lang, no one got hurt and only hair was cut. Though if I remember right, my three sisters and I all cut our own hair when we were very young. It must have outraged my mother just like you.

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  23. The same thing happened to my niece. She got the real scissors a few months ago and cut her hair. Thus, her mom was forced to have her hair cut shorter. She's 3 now but we will remove any sight of scissors near her :D

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  24. My sister did the same when she was 3 I think. I can only say, what where they thinking? LOL!

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  25. we learned lessons from our mistakes ika nga...

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  26. I can just imagine your brother's horror after getting a haircut from a 3 y.o.!

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  27. Uh oh!!! I was about to buy my BabyLove a pair of plastic scissors because it's scary to see her holding a pair of scissors! Not to mention, dangerous! Well, we always make sure the scissors are out of reach. I know better now to educate my lil' girl about scissors.. :)

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  28. Kids will always be kids. Same scenario happened to my older sister when she was still a kid. When she saw the scissor, she cut her bangs and it looked awful. :D Good things no one got hurt. :)

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  29. HAHAHAHAHA! I remember my mom's story :) ang kanya lang silang dalawang magkapatid ang naggupitan :D kaya ayun, muntik na nga makalbo yung auntie ko ng nanay ko hehehe! ganyan talaga pag bata pa :) lahat gusto pakielaman :)

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  30. When I read your post title pa lang, I knew what was coming. And I'm right. hahaha! Same thing to what my daughter did when she was three. Hair is so tempting to cut kasi. hehe. I'm sure your daughter knows na it's a no-no to cut her own hair. :-)

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  31. oh no! we should not give the scissors to children under 4 years old.. its dangerous..

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  32. toddlers are forever curious :-)

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  33. that's why we really need to think twice whether our children is ready for something.

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  34. Aww.. What happened before was really upsetting.. >.< Anyway, I hope your little girl now knows the responsibility of using scissors.. :)

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  35. okay na yung hair.. i'm just glad na di sya nasugatan at di rin sya nakasugat because of the scissors

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  36. Past na nga naman haha.. charge to experienced nalang un sis... now, cgurado di na nya gagawin un. She is big na.

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  37. who wouldn't enjoy the sound of *snip*snip* while the hair falls on the floor? kids are like that...i did that also way way back, 3 of my cousins were the victim. my aunt went berserk. teeheehee

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