Friday, September 6, 2013

duke's first haircut

We cut Duke's hair for the first time on Tuesday afternoon.

I put this off for a long time, but when combing your toddler's hair becomes an event in your household that lasts far too long and usually involves tears, it's time to cut it.  Yes, we loved his crazy hair and so did he.  The maintenance just wasn't worth it anymore.

I know most people go to a salon to get their kid's hair cut for the first time.  I also know that a lot of kids leave feeling traumatized.  (Not traumatized for life, just for the moment.)  I decided to save the money and skip the tears by having my mom do it.  She cut my brother's hair for a good portion of his life and I knew she was capable.

Let me say this - my mom should be a professional toddler boy hair cutter.  She was SO fast and it turned out SO well!

She snipped away while I entertained him with "Tubby the Tuba" and pictures on my phone.  He basically had no idea what was going on.

I would also like to point out that while Duke was totally unaware of the hair cutting process, he has become completely aware of this new "big-ness" he has.  Colt and I have both noticed a new dose of sass from him.  What a little mess.

I'm sad to see those sweet, soft, blonde curls go, but I knew the day would come eventually.

When I walked back into the bathroom later that day to clean it up, I picked up the wad of curls on the counter and smelled them.  Sounds totally creepy, but it still smelled like baby Duke and OH, it was so sweet.  My baby is a toddler and now he actually looks like it.

Hello, my almost-2-year-old.


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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - he looks so stinking big with his hair like that! He looks five or six... seriously. Gah, he's so cute! Can't wait to see the cut in person!


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