Jan 102012
 

hey there!  Well it has now been 18 months since my youngest son was born.  In all of that time, he has not had a haircut.  Sometimes I think my wife is just longing for a girl still and sometimes I think she is trying to do a Samson thing, you know, long hair = great strength.  I myself have been patient up until about a month ago.

You see, she likes to keep a lock of the kids hair form when they were babies for the scrapbook.  No problem with that, she has done the same on all 4 kids.  I was just getting annoyed with the long curly locks that my son was getting.  I combed his hair for church the other day and could almost put it in a pony tail.  I began the sarcastic rantings of “You need a haircut you hippie!” and from there I didn’t know how it would go with the wife.

Tristan long hair

Tristan Before the Cut

She liked his curly hair.  But there was a problem brewing.  For some reason this kid likes to put things on his head.  He is the first kid in 4 that likes to wear hats.  He likes to put his blanket on his head.  He likes to put a plate of mashed potatoes on his head.  The other day he dumped his hamburger off of his plate and anointed himself with ketchup.  His long locks were getting filled with garbage and it was harder to clean out.

So, a momentus day in the Matthews house, the final First Haircut!  Mark it on your calendar.  I don’t know why you would want to mark it on your calendar so that is up to you.  January 9, 2012 marks the day Tristan lost his baby curls and now looks like a young man.  Everyone is happy with this.  He was the first kid to just sit there and get the haircut without any crying, screaming or fidgeting.  Cameron was a handful when he had his first cut.  He screamed and fought and we had to hold him still to cut it.  He still wiggles and fidgets too much.

Tristan long hair

Tristan Before the Cut

So, for now, both of the boys have short hair and will not be mistaken for girls!  a side note, everyone in the family got trimmed last night, the girls got a bit trimmed off, I got a bunch cut off and the wife got a trim too.  My wife cuts our hair most of the time.  She has become really good at getting everyone to look good and not like the stereotypical “Mom cuts my hair” thing.  Besides we figured that it saved us near $75 in family haircuts.  Not bad for a bit of work.

Tristan short hair

Tristan Before the Cut

Back to the side note, I opened the trash can this morning to throw away some breakfast garbage and it took me a minute to figure out what the furry animal in the garbage was.  I was tired and the caffeine hadn’t kicked in yet is my only excuse.  Of course, it was just the hair from last night in the trash.  Still made me do a double take.

Tristan hair

Tristan Before the Cut

Well that is about it for today, I realize that this should be a poetry Tuesday but this was just too good to write about.  Do any of you have a good first haircut story?  the comments are waiting for you to share it. Oh yeah, he wants to cut his own hair now…we have created a monster.

Tristan clippers

Tristan Before the Cut

Have a great day.

-Justin

  One Response to “Get a Haircut you Hippie!”

  1. Justin,
    I don’t know what it is about women.  They love the baby curls.  We had the same resistance to that first cut for both our boys.  These days she complains every time I get a haircut but I’m a man of principle.  I cut my hair every two months whether I need to or not.

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