Kaia has a pair of scissors and a cutting station that she can use whenever she feels like it. Recently, I came into her cutting space and found this on the floor. "Kaia," I asked, "What did you cut?" Remember this girl is three-and-a-half years old. I knew I had not given her any black yarn. She didn't answer right away, so I asked again, "What did you cut?"
"Mommy," she said, "I was being the cow's helper."
"You cut the cow?"
"Yes, it's tail needed cutting."
She also managed to cut the tag off. Tags really offend her. Why the tag was still on it, eleven months after Christmas, I'm not sure. It's not on anymore.
I suppose I should be happy that she still has all her hair!
It looks like she'll be right on track when she reaches kindergarten age. Kindergartners are expected to know how to cut when the year begins. Fun things my toddlers/preschoolers love to cut include:
- catalogs/ads from the mail
- coloring books
- cereal boxes
- paper -- white, colored, computer, construction -- any kind will do!
They've asked about hair. I've told them, "No!"