When Shane mentioned that the boys were probably due for their first haircut soon, I really resisted the idea. Their hair is one of the last true “baby” things about them and I knew they’d look much older with a real big boy haircut. But I realized that Wyatt’s rattail and Caleb’s toupée were maybe a little less than flattering. Not to mention their hair was starting to grow past their ears and would stick out from the strap of Caleb’s glasses.
So we decided to load up the boys and head to our local “kid-themed”
hell-hole hair salon. There were a lot of kids with their parents and it was quite chaotic, to say the least. I hadn’t had the foresight to think that maybe going on the day before the first day of school wasn’t the best idea. Miraculously, we didn’t have to wait very long and the hair dresser seemed nice enough.
Caleb was up first and was a little freaked about the spritz of water to smooth out his white-blonde fluff. I just kept trying to distract him with a toy and intervene when he tried to reach for the scissors. The hair stylist was incredibly quick and kept trying to point him towards watching Thomas the Train on a little TV next to the mirror. Caleb had no idea who this Thomas the Train character is and could not have cared less. A few locks of his beautiful baby hair ended up in a little baggie attached to a My First Haircut certificate for
mommy to cherish forever his baby book.
In typical Wyatt fashion, he was very skeptical about getting his hair cut. I think he was afraid the hair dresser was going to make him look uncool or something. He was also very curious about the scissors but was possibly just making hairstyle suggestions. Another certificate was issued and Wyatt’s blonde locks were also saved in a baggie, although, he had much less of a sample for collection.
All in all, both boys did really well for their first haircuts. And I know first-hand because there were some other kids who were squirming and screaming bloody murder during their haircut. Yikes. It was $40 (!!!!!!!) well spent for another milestone. Now if you don’t mind, I’ll be looking up hair cutting videos on YouTube.