That's right, amigos. We chopped her hair right off.
See that black thing to her right in the photo? That is our shower. It's a modified bug sprayer thing-y. It is not very powerful and it is difficult to effectively wash the sand and salt water out of her hair so we said, "Hey Cora, pick one of these hair cuts, won't you? You'll look fabulous, kid."
She picked option 1, but since they are both pretty much the same hair cut, we all won. Yes, in more humid climates Cora's hair is curly, but it is so dry here that her curls were limp and lifeless.
We found a barber shop that was open at 3:00 in the afternoon, (an amazing feat since most businesses are closed from 2-4 for siesta time), and showed them the two pictures above that we were going for. We figured that since a ton of teenage boys have emo haircuts that look just like the options we gave Cora, that someone who primarily cuts guys' hair should be able to do it.
PLUS, a lady in the barber shop said she specifically did girl's hair (see above Hello Kitty drape as proof.)
Cora is totally stoked. In her words, "Oh, that feels nice!"
She got a sucker afterwards, so pretty much it was the best day ever.
Notice the cute little Polo she is wearing? That is the logo for the new preschool she is going to.
Now that we've had a day to get used to it, we find it quite adorable. We should have a whole subsection of our blog entitled 'adventures in getting our hair cut in foreign places.'