I enjoy getting a chance to get better acquainted with these dear little ones.
Twice I noticed that the long locks of my granddaughters’ hair looked pretty, but the bangs were so very long…too long. Being a compassionate grandmother, I thought their mom was just too busy to cut them. Certainly the girls would be glad to see better if the bangs were shorter. So since I have experience cutting bangs on my own daughters, I figured that I could do my daughter-in-law a big favor. I cut their bangs. The girls looked so much better. “Surely the improved look will encourage their mother,” I thought.
The first time I did this, I felt appreciated though not much was said.
The second time I did this, I related to their mother what I had done. It was then that she graciously smiled and said, “Well, I was trying to grow them out.”
So rather than having done her a favor, I did an un-favor. I had pushed back her efforts to grow the girls’ hair long enough to reach into their pigtails by a few weeks. The moral of the story: Ask before cutting bangs on your grandchildren.