Please don't cut my hair, mommy
Please don’t cut my hair, mommy

I’m sorry, son. I loved your golden locks too. And, if by me taking the scissors to your mane causes you to lose your super baby strength…I’ll find a way to repay you. But, your hair was outta control.

I’m a big fan of blue jeans, t-shirts, and a baseball caps for little boys. In other words, a boy who looks like a boy. Luke is allll boy. However, the other day, and I won’t mention names…someone looked at Luke and asked me: boy or girl? Record screech. Music stops. Time for a haircut.

I debated going to a cutesie tootsie kid salon, or taking matters into my own hands. I mean, it’s just hair right? It’ll grow back. Call it spring fever…I was feeling daring.

Tools:

  • scissors
  • high chair
  • steady set of hands to take the snips
  • second set of hands to wrangle him in
  • iPhone (to document the momentous occasion)
  • plastic baggie to preserve a lock of hair

It was a beautiful afternoon, so I decided the trim should take place on the back porch. Luke sat in his high chair calmly watching the dogs. But when the scissors came within reach…he wanted them…and threw a tantrum…

I had no time for precision. I knew at that moment I had to snip¬† as quickly as I could. Nance tried to hold his hands down. In the line of duty, she suffered a battle wound. Blood eeevrywhere. Luke screaming bloody murder. Did I mention I really wanted to save a golden locket from his first haircut? I mean, doesn’t every mom have one of those? Fat chance.

What are you doing? Get off of me lady! Babies unite! Haircut revolt. Nance's battle wound.
-What are you doing?
-Get off of me lady!
-Babies unite! Haircut revolt.
-Nance’s battle wound.

Maybe spending $10 would have been worth it, maybe not. I still think he would be worse off with strangers. Either way, I think I’ll wait until I’m not pregnant to cut his hair again…that way I can have a pre and post-haircut cocktail.

Cheers.

New do
Ears lowered. New do.
 
Shanisty

Shanisty

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2 Comments

  1. The One Who KNOWS
    The One Who KNOWS

    Clearly a case of child abuse. Most mommies wait until they’ve passed out in the feeding chair or slip something into their juice… LOL!

     
    1. Shanisty

      haha! clearly– and very good to know!

       

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