I can't tell you the amount of times I have repeated this simple phrase. 1 child seems to hear it more than any of the others. It would be that artistic, creative, inquisitive, "middle child". Well, yesterday, we had the talk again.
This time, she decided to see what scissors + eyebrows would =. In case you can't imagine, her eyebrow now has a very bald spot right in the middle. I told her that I was going to have to think about what her consequence would be. But, I think she may have a natural consequence this time. She is actually very embarrassed now and is trying to loop her hair down far enough to cover up her eyebrows. She actually asked me to cut her bangs to cover it up.
Sometimes, the punishment really does fit the crime.
I have heard that this inquisitive/creative personality will be such a great thing as she gets older. Right now, I am just avoiding buying anything worth anything. There is no telling what she might destroy (or create) next :)