Encouraging children to learn and envision the future is one of the most wonderful parts of being a parent, but occasionally, soaring aspirations get a little ahead of motor skills. So learned adorable child of the day, Ansleigh Clark, as her desire to immerse herself in the world of fine hair art led to what we are forced to call a style don’t.

“My first thought was ‘My wife is going to kill me. That’s it, I’m dead,'” Ansleigh’s father, Chad, told ABC News. The father of four was taking care of the kids while his wife was away at a conference, and with four young ones to watch, it’s not shocking that one took off on a solo adventure, although choosing to go back to the 1980s was probably a surprise.

“She thought she did a good job, but every time I ran my hand through her hair, more of hair came out,” Chad said of his be-mulleted daughter.

As with most kid adventures, there was sound reasoning behind the dismaying execution of Ansleigh’s new haircut. She wanted to be more like a family friend, called Miss Jessica, who cuts hair. When her father points out that Miss Jessica went to school to learn how to cut hair and that Ansleigh might need to practice more, the toddler tears up. “But you didn’t let me practice more,” she insists. “Because you’re running out of hair,” the stern father replies, trying unsuccessfully not to laugh.

All’s well that ends well, at least. Miss Jessica was called in for an emergency repair job, and darling Ansleigh now sports a timeless pixie cut. Don’t think this toddler is done planning out her future though, by the end of the video, she’s already making deals to secure her stellar career. “I don’t know if I’m going to have scissors when I get bigger,” she hints. “We’ll get you scissors when you get bigger,” Chad promises.

Check out the sweet video, which has accrued more than 8 million views since Chad posted it last week, below:

(Image via video.)