Monday, December 13, 2010

First haircut

The time had finally come. As much as it pained me to do so, it was time to say goodbye to someone's baby curls.

Listen Tom Brady, if he can do it, you can do it.

This difference between this haircut and the big boy's first haircut could not be larger. The wee one clambered right up into the chair and peered over the edge, "Uppa." he informs me.  

Would you like to sit in my lap?
No, thank you. I'm just fine here by myself.

"Ha-woah." he says to the pretty young girl snipping away at his hair.
I have prepared myself for screaming, tears, bribery from the bag of snacks and treats I have brought with me, but this kid barely makes a peep. He did not require a headlock. I had no idea a haircut could be this, well, uneventful.

If I hadn't photographed it, I might not believe it myself.

About ten snips and it was over. Wispy blonde curls flutter to the floor.
"He was born with that hair." I say to Hubs, "He had that hair when he was still in my belly." I remark sadly, remembering. 
"Gross." he retorts, "Hey guys, want to go to the playground?" 

He's still wee, even with his big boy haircut.

He was so completely untraumatized. He barely flinched. I am still traumatized from his brother's first, second and all subsequent haircuts. Crazy.

Yeah, yeah, I know. He's cute.


  1. Bittersweet for sure, but enjoy how easy going he is!! He does look handsome with his haircut!

  2. Thanks Christie - it's so funny how they surprise you - I never would have expected him to be so easygoing about the haircut, since he's a bit of a tyrant in all other areas!!

  3. love it love it love it..he is so much better looking than tom brady but that is just a nana talking

  4. "Gross." says hubs. Haha! It's all about perspective. I was joking with some girlfriends the other day about why we keep snippets of their first haircuts in their baby book, but not the first trimmings of their fingernails. Hmmm...

  5. R&T - It IS strange what we mothers cling to, no?