I took scissors to SP's hair today and trimmed an inch off the bottom. But she was mad and of the opinion that short was the way to go. She said, "I want it short, like yours" as she took a chunk of my bangs in her fingers.
I tried to talk her out of it knowing that short hair is more work for me and she has little patience for a quick pony in the back anyway. But, she is on the cusp of 4 and perfectly capable of deciding how she wants her hair.
So we went to a new place in town that specializes in kids' cuts. It was cute and they did a great job. She seems so grown up with a true bob (doesn't she?). Good thing only last week we took some good pictures of her with her long hair. It was halfway down her back and beautiful.
I guess it's her hair, and short of dying it green and mohawking it, she can do as she pleases.