MIL Had a Problem With Baby Girl's Curls & Secretly Has Them All Chopped Off
The mum and her husband agreed to let their daughter's hair grow for a while. But her husband's stepmother didn't agree and "suggested" that they get the girl's hair trimmed "to help it grow faster."
We all want to be there for our kid’s first — and be able to make decisions about the ones we can. From their first steps to first sleepover, these are important milestones and yes, we want to have some say in their first haircut too. But for one mum, her mother-in-law completely crossed the line and snuck behind her back to take her baby girl for a “trim.” Despite mum specifically stating they were going to wait to touch her locks, this MIL had her granddaughter’s hair secretly chopped off — and then tried to cover it up.
The mum shared that her baby girl grew sweet blonde curls, but her MIL didn’t love them the way she did.
In a thread on Mumsnet, the mum started off by explaining that after six weeks, her daughter’s newborn hair fell out and “it grew back thick, incredibly curly and a beautiful blonde color,” she wrote. “I was in love with her hair.”
The mum and her husband had agreed that it was best to let their daughter’s hair grow for a while. But her husband’s stepmother didn’t agree and “suggested” that they get the girl’s hair trimmed “to help it grow faster.”
Like many parents, they were smitten with their baby’s hair and decided against cutting her curls until she got older.
At first, she didn’t think much of it when grandma took her baby out for the day and brought her back wearing a new hat.
The mum wasn’t thinking at all about the hair conversation when her MIL returned her daughter wearing a beanie after a day together. “I asked [her] where the hat came from and she looked sheepish and said she bought it as a gift,” she wrote. “Thinking nothing of it, I thanked her and started chatting about how cold it Is (assuming that’s why she bought the hat).”