Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A First

Not a first that I'm proud of like first tooth, first step, first day of kindergarten.

No, this is my first child to cut his hair with scissors.

The scene: Yesterday during rest time, while I blissfully typed that post and ate two Swiss Cake Rolls. He was supposed to be resting in my room under strict orders to not touch anything that is mommy's or daddy's. He had drawing supplies and a car. It was our first attempt at a rest in my room rather than a nap. Crucial mistake.

As I walked the stairs to get him, ready to clear my room of the Goodwill clutter, I got a bad feeling in my gut. I thought, "I hope I don't have a huge mess to clean up." And then I opened my bedroom door and smelled a mix of hairspray, baby powder and Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Surface Scrub in Lavender. My heart sunk. I noticed some hair on my bed.

Drew's clippers were strewn about the floor mixed with the white powder. My Aveda hair spray was empty.

Kolby's clothes were an incriminate white color.

At first, I thought the hair on our bed and on the floor was from the clippers box and had gotten spread around.

As I looked closer at Kolby, I realized it was his hair spread around.

After the Self Inflicted Hair Cut:

Today, After the Haircut of Shame


  1. I just want to give him a squeeze - too cute for words and made me laugh - thanks for the pictures!

    So waiting and praying with you,for you,

  2. Oh!! He's just so adorable either way! I love his face on that first picture. He's a doll. He truly is... This is a sweet and fun memory even though it didn't feel that way when it happened! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I love love love his haircut! It is perfect for his sweet face!!

  4. At least he got it out of his system before her sister's arrival. What if he had learned this lesson on her beautifully grown out locks? Also, I'm sorry for the loss of your Aveda hair spray. Blast!

  5. Chris Gross TottenWed Aug 04, 03:56:00 PM

    I wish I could post a pic with my comment. I have a great one of my then 4-year-old. That was almost exactly 8 years ago. *sigh*

    Is that really the same kid in those two pics? He looks two years older in the after pic. Maybe the trauma aged him!!! I think he looks great with short hair!

  6. Great story & pics! Love his 'guilty' look..and really like his new hair cut! I still smile remembering Peter playing "Barber" on Carrie's hair (when they were little long ago)!!


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