Now I may be a tad biased here, but I believe my son to be a very cute toddler! With his cheeky smile, big blue eyes and mop of blond hair, he knows just how to wrap me round his little finger, and does so on a daily basis.
I absolutely adore his hair. It’s so fair, and has sweet little curls in it. But as he’s grown, the curls have been getting weighed down and the hair has been becoming increasingly wayward after nap-times, so I knew it was time. People were telling me it was time. It seemed inevitable. It was time for the first haircut.
This has been avoided so far, as not only have I not wanted to mess with it, Little Man has shown a very clear dislike of going to a hairdressers. So the Husband has been keeping it in check, trimming his fringe at bath-times and cutting a little off the back here and there. But the Husband’s no stylist and the hair clearly needed more help than he could offer.
I booked both children in, as I hoped seeing Boo have hers done would help him, and I got her to talk excitedly about ‘haircut day’ in the run up to the appointment. It appeared to work, as Little Man happily set off for his haircut when the time came, only having a slight wobble when it came time to actually sit in the chair, but he did do it.
He looked so subdued and sad in there, part of me wanted to just whisk him back out!
But apart from a moment when the hairdresser left the room to get some different scissors and Little Man thought he was finished so got out of his chair and really did not want to go back in, it was all OK! She just gave it a neatening up trim, so he has kept a few little waves and curls at the back. I don’t kid myself that they’ll stick around, as Boo had them when she was a toddler and her hair is now dead straight like mine, but I will enjoy them while they last.
And at the end, lollipops were supplied, so I think all was forgiven and forgotten! I do hope this means he’ll go along a little more happily, a little more confidently next time. One more ‘first’ out of the way and under his little belt.
Do your children like getting their hair cut?