Genevieve: Did you know, Mom, that my hair is going to grow long, long, long like a mermaid?
Cassie: That will be beautiful. But at some point we might need to get you a trim. Super long hair is hard to care for. It gets tangled. Sometimes you cry when I comb it out.
Genevieve: Nope. No trims. Ever. Mermaids don’t have haircuts. Their hair goes all the way down to their tails. Sometimes it’s blue or pink.
Cassie: It’s actually better for your hair to get a slight trim once in a while. Keeps it healthy.
Genevieve: I don’t think so. Who told you that?
Cassie: The lady who cuts my hair.
Genevieve: She doesn’t know anything about mermaids. I’m NEVER going to your haircut lady if she doesn’t know about mermaid hair.
Cassie: You’re not going to let Charlie cut your hair, either. Right?
Genevieve: (smiling) No. That was just one time. I didn’t know about mermaids when I was just a baby.
Genevieve: Did you cry when Charlie cut my hair?
Cassie: You know I did. It was lopsided.
Genevieve: Then Daddy took us out to dinner so you could cry about my hair by yourself.
Cassie: That’s right.
Genevieve: I remember that story.
Cassie: You do, don’t you? Do you remember the downstairs playroom — where Charlie did the cutting? The playroom in New Jersey?
Genevieve: Yep. Which do you like better? Mermaid hair or crooked hair?
Cassie: Mermaid hair.
Genevieve: Me too. It’s sooo beautiful, Mommy.
Cassie: It is.