By now what - 13/7/2021 11:01 - United States

Manic pixie dream girl

Today, I took my daughter to get the expensive pixie cut she’s been "dying" for. As soon as we got home, my husband burst into hysterical laughter and pointed out that she looks exactly like he did in high school. Now she’s sobbing and begging for either a wig or even more expensive extensions. FML
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By  Marcella1016  |  31

Now what? I’d make her keep it. It’s a good lesson for her to think about the long-term consequences of her actions and to stick to her decisions. She loved it before he said anything, she needs to just rock it with confidence. You can help build her confidence also. Plus, you spent a lot on this and money doesn’t grow on trees.

Lots of lessons here for her, and an opportunity for you to help build her character - with the right support, she will be fine. Hubby can help too. Woohoo!

By  TomeDr  |  21

Your husband is an ass! A father’s words to his young daughter has the ability to build confidence or tear it down. He was cruel to laugh and owes his daughter a HUGE apology. Unfortunately, she’ll never forget his words.

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By  Marcella1016  |  31

Now what? I’d make her keep it. It’s a good lesson for her to think about the long-term consequences of her actions and to stick to her decisions. She loved it before he said anything, she needs to just rock it with confidence. You can help build her confidence also. Plus, you spent a lot on this and money doesn’t grow on trees.

Lots of lessons here for her, and an opportunity for you to help build her character - with the right support, she will be fine. Hubby can help too. Woohoo!

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  bleachedraven  |  14

solid answer : )

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  Even Neeve  |  3

Why is all of this blaming her? Yeah, it was expensive. Fine. But the fault isn’t with the kid. It’s with the dad who felt it was okay to say this mean comment to his child and make her cry. Also, OP never said the age. For all we know, this kid was 8 years old. Clearly, dad needs to sort his crap out.

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  Marcella1016  |  31

I wasn’t really trying to place “blame”...just helping OP figure out the best way to handle the situation - turn a negative into a positive.

Kids these days - including my friends when I was a teen - make impulsive decisions, and often they can be permanent impulsive decisions - my friends for example got all kinds of shitty tattoos back in the early 00s that are known as “tramp stamps” today. OP can take this opportunity to teach her kid to really take the time to weigh long-term decisions and the lesson will hopefully carry over to other areas of life. People won’t always be around to bail you out, and if mom pays to fix what her daughter wanted, she’s learning that mom can always fix her mistakes. On the other hand, she can instead learn more about responsibility.

About the dad, yeah he should be more tactful. My response was more in response to OP’s question of “Now what?” not about the dad. Spin dad’s shitty reaction into another lesson about confidence. Build up the girl’s self esteem.

By  Bogrbon  |  24

Unfortunately pixie cuts generally look like that for the vast majority of women. If they don’t look super feminine from other body features, facial features, etc. they can come off as a very masculine hair cut.

By  TomeDr  |  21

Your husband is an ass! A father’s words to his young daughter has the ability to build confidence or tear it down. He was cruel to laugh and owes his daughter a HUGE apology. Unfortunately, she’ll never forget his words.