You see...I have (or had, up until yesterday) an aversion to cutting my boys hair. Call it wanting to keep them babies forever or me a hippie (I`m not - though my name might mistake me for one) or whatever you wish but they've always (all 2.5 and 4 yrs of their sweet lives) had longish hair. Everywhere I'd take my boys it was inevitable that I would get stopped at least a couple of times and get comments like "That hair! I wish I had hair like that!" or "Wow...your kids have great hair." I'm sure for people that didn't know my name but saw me frequently (like the grocery store, library, community centres) I could very well have been referred to as 'The Mom of the boys with 'the hair'. There was the occasional mix up of-course...referring to him as a her but I can't blame those people for their mistake - my boys have soft features. My neighbour often says I could put a dress on Finley and he`d pass as a girl. It`s true. I make pretty boys.
After far too many battles with the brush and detangler spray I finally decided it was time for a change. After all...it's just hair right? I never had an issue chopping my locks off in my younger, more daring days...
I asked my 2 year old who that woman was and he said `Superman`
I`m not sure what to take from that.
|So it`s a horribly unflattering photo...clearly I`d had a few|
glasses of wine and was feeling oh so celebratory.
Obviously my husband was having a good time as well.
It was a wedding after all.
As my eldest son`s curls fell to the ground in perfect, beautiful ringlets I started to feel a bit faint. She was sheering him like a sheep for God`s sakes. I resisted the very strong urge to wrestle those clippers out of her hand and run screaming from the shop, both boys under my arms, my son`s hair half shorn. It was difficult...but I remained calm. Though I`m sure the hairdresser started become a bit annoyed after my 50th ``OHMYGODOHMYGOD``.
After I`d posted a few pics to facebook the responses, emails and messages...the OMG`S and WHAT`s!!! kept rollin`in! Both my son`s hair do`s were practically as famous as Jennifer`s!
|I actually kind-of like this look. Very `Flock of Seagulls`|
What can I say...kid can rock an 80`s do.
|He looks so BIG and handsome.|
I miss those curls already.
|And there it goes...|
|I didn`t think my kid could get cuter. |
I was proven wrong.
|Now those are some cool (and much older!) looking|
dudes with their token after haircut lollipop.
Don`t worry everyone - this was taken in my driveway at
a complete stop...which means there`s no excuse for
the lopsided angle this was taken at.
I must admit, looking back at Adrian`s beautiful head of curls, that I miss it already. I`m a hair tossler and am constantly playing with their hair...but now there`s none to toss or play with. *sobsob*
But - sigh - it is just hair. It grows back eventually. Mine did.