My Hair GREW
My hair grew too much so my mom took me to see Sheila. I like Sheila because she has a green necklace, and she’s careful with my ears. If I look sad she says, “Tell me all about it.” Then I do tell her, and I feel a lot better.
Sheila cut my hair pretty short that day. My mom kept saying, “Shorter, Sheila, shorter.” So she just kept cutting it. I wasn’t too sure about this haircut, but I didn’t say that.
When we got home I looked in the mirror and cried. I yelled, “MY HAIR IS TOO LITTLE FOR ME!” Because it was.
My mom said it looked cute, and she was sure if I slept on it I’d like it in the morning.
I slept on my hair all night, and when I woke up I looked in the mirror. Nope. I still didn’t like it. My hair was definitely too short. I hated it. So I decided to grow my hair. You can if you really try.
I grew it one inch, then another inch, then one more inch. It still looked kind of short, though. So I grew it one foot, then another foot, then one more foot. I still wasn’t sure. So I grew it one mile, then another mile, then one more mile. Then I meant to stop, but I accidentally grew it TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MILES. It’s hard to control your hair sometimes.
My hair stretched all the way around the planet Earth. It was the planet Hair, now. When I looked at all that hair, I cried. I yelled, “MY HAIR IS TOO BIG FOR ME!” Because it was.
Then Sheila poked her head up out of the hair.
“Sit down,” she said. So I did.
“How was your day?” she asked, taking out her scissors.
“Crummy,” I said.
“Tell me all about it,” she said as she started cutting.
She snipped off one mile, then another mile, then one more mile.
She snipped off TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND MILES.
She snipped off one foot, then another foot, then one more foot.
She snipped off one inch, then another inch, then one last inch.
I looked in the mirror. My hair looked just right.
“Thanks, Sheila!” I said.
“No problem,” she said.
Then she swept up all the hair.
I love getting haircuts.
1. Who did his mom take him to?
2. Why did he like the one who cut his hair?
3. What did he think of the haircut?
4. How long did it grow?
5. Did he like the last haircut?