Yes – if this were to be a headline in the newspaper it would read:
“Child’s First Hair Cut Traumatized Mother!”
You see, I had been putting off cutting Ethan’s hair. I looove his baby hair. It’s thick and lush and furry around his ears. He is just too cute.
And everyone warns “when you cut his hair he’ll look so much older…” I kept telling my husband and our friends this who would often proclaim – “Geesh, it’s time to cut that hair!” I was all to content to let it grow and grow, he was going to be my little surfer dude. But then a couple Saturday mornings back as I kept sweeping his hair out of his eyes so that he could see I realized I may have let go of some of his golden locks. Off to the salon we went. Maybe I could part with some of his hair but I certainly would not be the one to do it! That’s way to much pressure for me. So we called on a professional to help us through this first hair cut process.
We really only intended for a trim but Ethan truly is the most patient and adaptable little guy. The stylist was able to give him a full on cut and the hair just kept falling! I held Ethan in my lap with him facing me for the big event. Daddy was on photographer duty. A tough job since we were moving around so much!
This experience really is testament to the fact that our little man is such an easy-going baby. He didn’t mind a bit. Not like his momma – I cried almost the entire time. I can’t even say that I really know why except at one particular moment that is:
At one point Ethan glanced at Ehtan and I swear I was holding the 1-year-old version of my husband. Having scrapbooked all of David’s childhood photos Ihad a flash back to his baby pictures and just started crying. What a surreal moment – sitting in the barber chair, holding my baby that I could have sworn had morphed into my husband! I always said before I was pregnant that I hoped God would bless me with a beautiful little toe head like his papa! Thanks be to God, I got one!
Here is David getting his hair cut at age 3.
Well, I survived the 1st haircut ordeal and was so excited to see my little guy sporting his new do:
Ethan – 8 Months Old – Feb 2012