Have You Seen This? The right way to parent

Posted February 3

PARENTOPIA — When I was three or four, I got left alone in the basement with a pair of scissors. I looked at the green-handled pair of safety shears, looked at my wispy brown bangs (it was the ‘90s, after all) and my curiosity couldn’t be contained. Snip snip.

There’s a really great feeling when scissors cut through hair, the sharpened metal edges snipping through each individual strand. It’s got to be at least 80 percent of the reason people become hairstylists.

Little kids are known to get into all kinds of hair-removing mischief when left to their own devices. For young Julius, that meant shaving off his eyebrows.

In this situation, you might ground your kid or sit them down and explain why playing with razors is a really, really bad idea. And one mom might’ve done that first, but she also did something important for internet purposes by filming her son in the aftermath.

Oh, and she drew on some silly eyebrows, which didn’t go over very well.

I’ve always found the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” a little too old-timey. Let’s update it: When your son shaves off his eyebrows, draw on some silly ones and make the internet’s day.


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