Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In Which Connor Gets A Hair Cut And Narrowly Misses Lopping Off Several Important Body Parts

Today I took Connor for a badly needed haircut.  Not only could the child not see any more due to the bangs hanging completely over his eyes, but I was once again getting compliments on "what a beautiful little girl" I have.  So it was way, way past time for me to take him in.

Yes, I take my four year old to the hair salon.  I do this for two reasons.  The first is that Connor has a tendency to jerk all over the place when you are attempting to cut his hair with scissors, and I like him with ears, nose and/or eyeballs intact.  The second reason is that while I could buzz all his hair at home and be done with it, I like his hair and I don't want it that short.  Also he has kind of a wonky shaped head.

So it was off to the hair salon, where the long-suffering and extremely patient stylist spent half an hour giving him a hair cut as I sang the ABC song 8,000 times and tried to prevent him from jerking his head around at inopportune moments.  We had several close calls.  I left her a very large tip-- the poor woman earned every penny of it, and if the hair cut isn't exactly even, well, trust me when I say that under the circumstances she did an extremely good job and the fact that he didn't emerge bleeding is nothing short of a miracle.  If I'd been the one with the scissors we would have been on our way to the emergency room with whatever it was that needed to be reattached packed in ice.

So there he is sporting his new 'do-- and looking much older, which always seems to happen whenever someone cuts his hair.  Here's a "before" picture (taken yesterday) for comparison.  See what I mean?  I have no idea why this is, but it just seems to work that way.  Oh well.

That's my big boy!



Greymare said...

He has such a serious expression in both photos! : )

Kristin said...

I can't believe how tall he's getting. The hair cut looks great!

leah said...

The haircut definitely makes him look older! I love that sweater, by the way- very cute.

Julia O'C said...

He does look older! And somewhat indignant. Even with that serious expression, he's still just the cutest little guy!

I don't know what to do about Emmett's hair. I think I'm just going to have to wait until his next MRI and cut it while we're waiting for him to come out of the anesthesia. I can't find a barber who will sedate him!

Julia said...

Love the haircut! And I also love how much light you get in your new living room -- it really is beautiful.

MFA Mama said...

Awww...he's in that phase where they go from "baby" to "wee man" with a haircut. So cute :)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

They do always look older... *sigh*.

But still adorable!

Kierstyn said...

Remember when you and I were both preggo, and you guys came over with a blueberry pie? That was fun! When I looked at the picture of BIG BOY Connor, I couldn't help but see how much he looks like Micah. We have such big boys!? Amazing.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Wow - he DOES look older with the hair cut. What a handsome boy!

Hair cuts are always interesting here. My daughter cannot sit on her own or hold her head up. So I am happy with a mostly even cut and no missing body parts!

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