Sunday, November 17, 2013

The mop

This one has been a loooong time coming. For the past few months, I have been saying that I'd take Oliver to the hairdresser for his first haircut but I just couldn't bring myself to make the appointment. It took so long before this kid actually got any real hair; cutting off his beautiful curls just seemed so sad! But with his mop resembling Krusty the clown more than half the time and our upcoming trip to Australia, I just knew I couldn't put it off any longer.

Before: some days he has a head of gorgeous curls, other days it's just frizz that sticks out the sides and back, frizz that's long enough for me to put in a pony tail (not that I've tried or anything... ;) ).

After: it was only a little trim (the hairdresser didn't want to mess with his apparent 'surfer' look) but it amazed me just how much older he looked with a few little snips. I took him to a children's hairdresser, given it was his first experience and it was worth every penny. He got to play with trains, watch Curious George and even got a lollipop and toy car 'prize' to take home. We've set the standards high for hairdressing visits... I'm not sure whether that's a good thing!

It feels like a long time since we've had any major firsts in my boys life, but at 2 years and almost 3 months, his first haircut is now done and dusted. I didn't expect myself to feel so emotional seeing those fine little blonde locks falling to the ground but I'm loving his big boy look all the same!

And yes... I did keep a little bag of his hair. Is that creepy? I can't stomach the thought of keeping teeth (and we definitely did not keep the umbilical stump!) but just in case his hair does end up dark like his Dadda, I want to remember his days of being my little blonde, curly haired bubba.

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  1. I can identify with this. My youngest, Ralph (almost 16 months), has a mop of golden wavy hair and I love it! I think I will keep some too when he gets his first haircut. : /

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  2. Aaawwww he has the sweetest smile :))

  3. Isn't it amazing how much older a little haircut makes them look. Still handsome as ever though...

    p.s. Its funny that you ask if its creepy to save his first lock. At the boys' first haircut I left feeling like a bad mama because I didn't want to take their hair with me. I was informed I was going to regret it if I didn't, I was just overwhelmed at the thought of having to find a place for more stuff (two babes have so much stuff!). So to answer your question, no it is not creepy in any way!

  4. I have some of my baby hair in my photo album and I don't think its creepy!!

  5. I have some of my baby hair in my photo album and I don't think its creepy!!


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