Getting a hair cut makes me nervous. Sitting in the chair makes me think: Will they cut too much? Is it going to look okay? Do they know what they’re doing? These are perfectly sane thoughts to have. Now if my little sister decided to give me a cut…. oh the nerves! But what if your little sister is 5 years old?!? In an audio recorded by her father, WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen, five-year old Sadie, from Hartford, Connecticut, said she had only meant to trim her three-year-old sister Eva’s curls.
Click play button below to hear Sadie, Eva and Jeff discuss the who, the what and the why!
Attempting to explain the sequence of events, Sadie told her father: ‘I climbed up in the bathroom to get the scissors… and I just started ch-ch-ch, and it was so so hard to cut!
‘I was like la-la-la-la… That’s how it made the long piece and then the short piece.’
She admits that she didn’t expect things to go quite so wrong though.
‘It was almost about down to her tush!’ she exclaimed. ‘And if she grew it any any longer, when she wiped her butt, her hair would, like go into the toilet. And it would be gross.’
Somewhat wiser from the experience, she warned: ‘Hair cutting takes a lot of concentration.’
But, she added, ‘everyone does that kind of stuff sometimes. It happens like once, or twice, or three times in every life… or twice… or once.’
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