It was time. It still makes me a little sad, but as you’ll see from the “before” pictures, the hair was curling over his ears, so it had to be done. People kept commenting, “Oh, look how long his hair is!” which I have to say is only complimentary for a girl. I loved playing with his hair and running my fingers through it, but it was getting in his eyes too. So off to the (kids’) salon we went!
Here are the before shots, up above. I was always tucking the hair behind his ears but pulled it out straight for the photos. It was so silky and baby soft. :)
Below is at the salon in Bellevue Square Mall. The giant cushion he sat on in the barber chair was hilarious. (He was buckled in, too.) Petey was completely happy the whole time, kind of uninterested in what was going on, as a matter of fact! I was completely impressed that he was so well behaved. I thought he’d have a hard time sitting still but he was so engrossed by the toys (the spinny farm thing and then a laptop) that it could have been thunderstorming around and he wouldn’t have noticed!
I told the stylist to do just a “typical boy haircut” and it ended up a taaaad shorter on the sides and back than I would have wanted…but it was his first cut! I think he is a handsome boy (if he does look a bit like a little shorn sheep). It’s not silky on the back anymore – or really anywhere, sigh – but that’s what blunt ends cut with a scissors will be like. I am glad it went so well but still a bit nostalgic every time I touch his little head. At least it’ll grow fast!
We did get a salon before and after postcards with photos they took taped on, as well as a small baggie with his first cut locks (melt!) and a teeny tiny bottle of bubbles. Both Pete and Linnea got prizes at the end. Honestly, we could have skipped that cheap plastic stuff – the reward was in how grown up little guy looks and how happy he was!