Sunday, March 30, 2014

Snippety Snip Snip

Can I be absolutely ridiculous for a minute?  Actually, this entire post is going to be ridiculous.  This is just one big ridiculous mom moment.  So here goes!  We cut Liam's hair on Saturday.  Really cut it.  Practically shaved his head, cut it.  And it feels like a really big deal!  I'm still on the fence about it.
I like to talk about things a lot before actually doing anything about it.  So this wasn't a spur of the moment decision by any means, nor was it his first cut.  He had a teensy tiny "trim" from Daddy around 8 months old.  Then we took him in for his 1st official cut about 2 months ago, but we barely cut any off.  I've had such a hard time cutting his hair, which really surprises me.  I never thought I would be the type of mom that cared about this sort of thing; nor, did I think that I would have a boy with long hair!
But his curls were the cutest.  His hair the softest.  I may be biased, but every stranger we encountered always commented on his hair.  It was his signature.  Still just hair, but beautiful hair!  However, it was pretty high maintenance.  I had to "style" it each morning and after his nap just to keep it out of his eyes.  And even still, it always seemed to be covering part of his face.  Lately, Liam had perfected the hair swipe, so I knew it was time for a cut.  I knew Liam would be happier having it out of his face and not needing to have it fussed with.
He hated every single second he was in the barber chair, screaming & crying crocodile tears! Traumatic for us both!  When it was finally over, I could see his whole face.  His beautiful eyes & face.  The face of....my really big boy!  His hair cut aged him!  Where did my little boy go?!
I think I like it.  Still not quite sure.  I shed a few tears on the drive home.  Because I am being a ridiculous mom.  I know it's not a big deal.  I know he is still so handsome.  And I know that none of this really matters.  I will laugh at myself when I read this post in a few weeks.  But today, it IS a big deal.  And I may be slightly mourning the loss of my young baby boy to this new little grown up.    
 

Haircuts are tough business.  Feel free to be a ridiculous mom about it!

7 comments :

  1. After Noah had his baby mullet cut off after he turned 1 I was a little torn. I knew his haircut was cute but I felt like I lost my baby. I definitely teared up on the ride home too. But after a few days I loved it and then we started having fun spiking it. Now we get comments about that everywhere we go. I loved Liam's longer hair but I can see how it would be high maintenance. His new hair cut is gorgeous as well and you just need some time to start seeing him like this instead :).

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  2. Aw, I LOVE his haircut! Sometimes I wish I had a boy just so it would be normal to have a haircut...I have a feeling styling Abbie's hair is going to give us SO many battles in the future.

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  3. In that first picture Liam looks JUST LIKE YOU... then back to looking like your husband. Isn't that the funniest/greatest thing- how they really are half dad and half mom? :)

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  4. Awww. The first hair cut is a huge deal! But he looks adorable,

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