I will never forget the day that I let my next door neighbor play "beauty shop" with real scissors. I was five and she was seven, so she had to know what she was doing, right? So, so wrong. My mother nearly killed me when saw that not only was my long, gorgeous brown hair gone, it was hacked off.
That was the first time I was ever grounded. And, last, if I recall. My school pictures from that year are the only reminder of my stupidity.
A similar situation just happened to songwriter Shane McAnally, who has written and produced for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert.
His sweet daughter, just took scissors to her own head. And he retaliated with the best punishment ever.
"SHE CUT HER HAIR," he wrote on Instagram. "Luckily, you can barely tell. But...to insure she never does that again, we told her a few dolls, ponies, scepters, crowns, and princess dresses had to be put away for a bit."
And he made an appropriately dramatic video of her doing it.
"Please note: this is about 1/20th of the stuff she has," he adds. "And, really, how is she ever gonna learn of the severity of cutting your own hair. Please notice her brother's assistance and then his hand pulling the suitcase away at the end. This is her Meryl Streep Oscar winning performance, btw. And she will get this all back in a week."