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Monday, June 28, 2010

NO hair care required . . .

For Holden, that is. As you can see, Holden got another hair cut. Jeremy cut it tonight. Let me share a story. Several months ago, I was getting the boys out of the car in the Target parking lot. An African-American guy was getting into his car, got back out and handed me a business card. It was for a barber shop. I held onto the card for a while and then ended up throwing it away because Jeremy had been doing just fine with the cuts. I told Jeremy about this a couple of months ago and he wanted to try the place out. So I searched around online and found it. Jeremy specifically wanted an AA person cutting his hair so he could watch and learn. He wanted to learn how to trim around his face, where all his fuzzy baby hairs are. Anyways, I ended up taking both boys a couple of weeks ago while Jeremy was at work. (Pax was not getting a cut, just along for the ride.) All was fine and dandy at first. I had brought a few suckers. The guy put Holden in the chair on a booster. Still, all was fine with Holden. But the guy was very tall and so he started pumping up the seat to make Holden sit higher. And that's when it began going downhill FAST. Holden wouldn't wear the cape, he cried and screamed, reached for me (even though I was right there holding his hands). He was crying "ode jew" over and over again. (That means "hold you". He means to say "hold me." But I love that he says it backwards.) He was throwing an all out fit. I think he was scared of the noise, being up high, the stranger touching his head. All of it! And honestly, Holden doesn't recover from these episodes until the event is over. I had asked the guy to cut it short, but not bald. Then I told him that we wanted it trimmed around the face. He explained that there was no way he could do the trimming with Holden flippin' out on us. He needed a steady head for that. That made sense to me. I was sweating through the whole thing as everyone watched my child freak out. It felt like an eternity and I kept apologizing to the young guy that was cutting his hair. So finally the cut was done. Nothing impressive, but it was completed. My bill was $12 and I paid $15. Which probably wasn't enough of a tip considering the experience. So for the last 2 weeks, I've been telling Jeremy I still wanted it a little shorter. So tonight he had at it. He did 1 swipe over his head with the clippers and I freaked a little. I didn't realize he was going so short. I was thinking something like this. But he kind of balded our boy. Jeremy has assured me that it will have grown some in just 1 short week. But I'm getting used to it now and it's actually kind of growing on me. When his hair is short, he seems all-face. (If that even makes sense.) But I love his little face, so what could I possibly complain about! So mid-summer, we've gone super short! Practically bald. And I'm actually liking it.


mid-cut. no turning back.
final masterpiece!

5 comments:

Jordan & Angela said...

he's becoming quite the ham! He's cute with long or short hair!

The Coopers said...

its so cute!! whatever makes it easy on you i say!! and hey my boys freaked out the first few times they got their hair cut too! cameron still doesn't like the way the clippers feel or the noise!! I am sure the guy had seen all that before!

Bonky's Mom said...

It look soooo cute on him! Love that boy!

The Skains Family said...

I LOVE it!!!! What a cute boy.

Jess said...

I love his expression in the second picture. He knows how cute he is!