Yesterday, Louise gave herself a haircut.* She tried to keep it a secret (she even swept up all the clippings) but, in the end, couldn't hide the obvious absence of hair. It actually looks pretty good—sort of sassy layered bangs—especially considering she didn't use a mirror.
She made us promise not to tell her teacher.
* Is that a right of passage for all young ladies? We have a friend who, as a girl, spontaneously lopped off one of her braids in the middle of class. But when she saw the look of horror on the teacher's face, she panicked and blamed the boy behind her. (She never 'fessed up. What will her punishment in purgatory be?)