Catch-up wrote:Both great questions! I can't seem to get out of her why she did it, she may not really know herself. The bangs I get. They were in her eyes, bugging her, so she just fixed it. The eyelashes and eyebrows definitely give me pause. I don't know what that's about. She is kind of impulsive so it may have just seemed like a good idea at the time. One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is that you can come up with about a thousand explanations for things they do and just never know which, if any, are it.
Okay.... bit of clarity here.... H did this just a little while ago.... some of you may remember the post... the teacher who stopped me in the carpark and asked... "What kind of parent would shave a childs eyebrow off?... You dont KNOW about it? HOW could you not notice????".... whereupon I took the childs low slung hat off and
saw for the first time her missing eyebrow....
It was like this.... first she cut her fringe.... well part of it... why?.... because it was that ONE bit that kept coming out of her ponytail... damned annoying so she cut it off... Problem solved!
The missing eyebrow? The teen left her razor in the shower.... well she (H) had been told VERY loudly and OFTEN... "Never shave your legs or underarms by yourself.... if you HAVE to do it then ask me or the teen and we will help but NEVER do it yourself!!!"...... sooooooooooooooo... razor..... hair.... where is some hair... hmmmmm... not a good idea to shave my head... mum wasnt so impressed when I cut my fringe let alone SHAVE my head.... ohhhhhhhhh!!!!! AN EYEBROW!
Nothing deeply psychological.... just boredom and an available razor.
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