This very serious public radio interview nearly had me snorting my morning tea out my nose. It all started when NPR reporter Jeff Cohen learned that his 5-year-old daughter had cut his 3-year-old daughter’s hair, with the results you’d expect from such an, er, unprofessional effort.
Some weeks later (which I’m guessing is how long it took Dad to recover from his shock), Cohen set up his equipment and conducted a straight-faced interview with his two daughters about the event. The result is priceless. My favorite parts are when the older girl explains her motivations (which were surprisingly altruistic, and based on her concerns about what happens when one’s hair is too long while one is using the toilet), and when the younger girl imitates their mother’s initial reaction.
You’ll find the 3-minute interview, plus a small photo of the infamous haircut, on the Public Radio Exchange. I’d advise not eating or drinking anything while you listen to it.