brand new boy...

Yup, we finally did it. Chopped the locks (OK, not chopped, but definitely trimmed!)

The way he was screaming you'd have though we were paying to have him scalped. In the end, I had to sit in the chair and hold him while she did the deed. Baby hair everywhere...what a mess. Not even the allure of a purple "superman" cape would get him to sit in that chair willingly. It's not a great picture but I know many of you were waiting with baited breath to see the outcome of our little experiment. I'll post more pics when I get some good shots.

It doesn't look like much of a cut but the kid's yet to develop a hairline so no cute, short, boy cuts for him just yet...gotta keep it a little long to disquise the deficiency. Think of it as the baby version of a combover. No. Don't do that. Combovers are just nasty. It's rather "mullet-ish" though, wouldn't you say?

The funny thing? I was sitting there, holding him, while he cried and cried (REAL tears even! and that's rare.) Every so often he would peek at himself in the mirror. I honestly don't think it was the fear of the haircut hurting or anything like that that was the source of his hysterics. I think it was vanity. You've never seen this kid primp (and I don't know where the hell he got it from because C and I are about as low maintenance as you can get) but he's a mirror lover. He actually stopped to check himself out one day, ran his fingers through first the right, then the left sideof his hair...nodded as if to say "damn, I'm fine" and proceeded on his way, confident in the fact that he looked GOOD. Guess you had to be there. Anyway, I think he was crying because he was afraid he wouldn't be as handsome afterward...I've assured him repeatedly that his haircut looks SUPER (because super duper is the highest compliment he can be paid :D)

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Another ordeal completed.


  1. Anonymous6:41 AM

    awww erica! he looks adorable and I so remember the ordeal we had to endure with john's first haircut...and the huge croc tears...seems like forever! J still doesn't love haircuts but at least the tears have stopped ;)

  2. He is definitely super duper handsome!!

  3. Anonymous9:12 AM

    YAY for J!! He's looking more grown up now :) One big step for mama too...go E!

  4. Anonymous8:47 PM

    He looks adorable!! I still remember Alex's too...I was sad to see that her curls never came back after that first haircut..

  5. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Well he does look very handsome! :-) This story takes me back ... Connor had bruises on his face in the shape of my hands after I held his head still for his first haircut. Seriously. I wasn't sure if we could send him to daycare the next day without being reported.

  6. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Man, what a hunk. :) Kyle threw a very similar fit with his first cut. I remember it well. Oy. Snaps to you for braving through it, Erica! And tell J that he's lost NOTHING in the looks department.

    On a side note, I just adore reading your writing, E. I don't read the newspaper, but if you had a daily column, just talking about your family happenings, I'd buy a subscription for that pleasure alone. :)




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