Last year, Master Frugal decided he wanted to grow his hair longer – mainly because he wanted to have one of those floppy fringes that Justin Bieber was sporting at the time.
I was OK with this and no matter how tempting it was to march him to the hairdressers to get it all chopped, I resisted.
But then it got longer and my resolve to let him choose his own hairstyle started to weaken.
And the longer it got, the more I hated it but I let him keep growing it because he was determined he wanted to grow it.
Until one afternoon last week, I did something bad – I bribed him to get his hair cut.
And even though I know it’s wrong to bribe children, I’m so pleased I did because it looks SO much better – even he likes it better!
And to be fair, if I’d know that his price was a measly £1.99 Lego figure then I would have bribed him much sooner 😉