In fact, this is the expression on her face when we make her wear the chicken head:
or, sometimes, this one:
And then, after we make her make that face for long enough, when we get home she gets us back by doing things like:
getting a bra out of the cupboard and running around the house in it (she has yet to do this when there's company, but I'm not putting it past her)
dumping an entire roll of toilet paper into the toilet. And then flushing.
Anyway, back to the ponytails. It was really hard to get her to hold still for them, and we got these elastics that are made out of silicone and are tangle-free, so with determination she can just pull them right on out. AND I don't know how to make a straight part to save my life, AND symmetry and evenness are overrated (or so I'm declaring), but I think they look pretty cute! And it's not so bad when she pulls the elastics out, because her hair just stays in the little bobbin shapes even without the elastics once her hair has dried in them (I put them in when her hair was wet -- easier to manage that way) so no can really tell that she's rid herself of the tyrranny of elasticy bands.
One last picture and then I'm done: