But yesterday as I was cutting Joey and Tommy's hair Ben kept grabbing at his own hair and pointing to my clippers. Clearly he wanted to be part of the haircut club too. I walked over to him and fake cut his hair but he just wasn't satisfied. I trimmed his bangs a bit and that didn't satisfy him either. The little stinker really did want his hair cut.
When Todd came home from work I was just finishing up the haircuts. Ben was still insisting I cut his hair and when Todd saw that he gave me the last nudge I needed. He'd told me it was a sign. Time to cut the hair. And, I finally gave in. "Fine. Let's go take him to get his haircut right now before I change my mind." I said. Immediately after I'd made the verbal agreement I felt a little sick to my stomach. Oh dear.
We threw shoes and jackets on the boys and flew out the door before I had a chance to reconsider. Joey and Tommy both had their first haircuts from a barber (to make it extra special) and we thought Ben should as well. We hussled over to Todd's barber only to find that it had closed just 10 minutes earlier. We drove around from barber shop to barber shop. All of them closed. Why do barbers close so early? Finally a little salon caught my eye and I hurried in to see if they cut little kids' hair, what they charged, and if they had an opening. Yes, $10.00, and yes. I ran back out to the car and told everyone to unload.
In a short period of time Ben went from being my curly headed little baby to my clean cut little man.
This is the before shot. Todd is giving Ben the pre-haircut pep talk. "Are you gonna be a good boy? Can you sit really still? Are you gonna have a big boy haircut?"
Okay. Now he is ready. Let's get this show on the road, people!
Here he is being a major ham and saying, "teeze!"
Here he is trying to be still. He was so good and didn't complain at all. The hairstylist was amazed. And probably pretty thankful.
And here he is looking like a new man.
Just chillin' in a big boy chair looking cool as can be.
Playing with the toys while mommy and daddy pay for the beautiful haircut. She did such a great job. See? There are still some little curls left! Whew! I didn't know it was possible but I think he looks even cuter now.
All in all, a very good and successful first haircut. With no fussing (from Ben) and minimal tears (from me) Ben took yet another giant step away from babyhood. *sniff, sniff*
(And by the way, WW now stand for Wordy Wednesday.)