“Let dad handle it”
All this girl wanted was to get her hair out of her face, so she could run around and play with her brother and sister. When she approached her mom for help, she was sent to her dad, who was completely clueless as to what’s supposed to hold the little girl’s hair. We can’t be too hard to him for this one, since, to be fair, he never had long hair and so he doesn’t have as much experience in this field.
What he does know about is repair work, and so he used an item he was familiar with – a zip tie. Every sensible person out there can tell this isn’t right, and the zip tie doesn’t belong there – that’s what hair ties are for – but this dad did what he could in the face of this challenge.