Saturday, February 13, 2010

Liam's First Haircut

Liam's hair is out of control. Seriously, it's everywhere. It sticks straight up, straight out, straight back. It's like he has "I just woke up from a nap" hair all. the. time. At least he has hair, right?

I say it's out of control, but seriously, we just love it. It's just one of those things that makes our Liam, our Liam. However, I do have to draw the line about his hair growing over his ears. I just have a problem with guy's hair that grows so long over their ears that you can't see their ears. Liam needed a little help and a trim, so at the suggestion and encouragement of a friend who does hair, I decided to give it a whirl.

It was.....interesting. I did what my friend Kristi suggested. I strapped the kid in good in a chair, gave him a snack, gave him a toy, and set him in front of the television. This helped. Some. But, Liam was so intrigued with what I was doing that it made it somewhat complicated. Not to mention that I was trimming his hair with CRAFT scissors. I mean the scissors were bigger than his head. His hair is so fine and not very long to begin with, so that was not working. The only other thing I could think of was a pair of nail scissors that Jonathan keeps in his nail kit. So I busted those babies out and felt a bit better about cutting so close to my only son's ears and brain and eyes.

All in all, you can't even really tell that Liam has had a haircut. Which, in my humble opinion, is a GOOD thing! There were no tears, no broken skin, no blood, no major gaps in his hairline. I say my mission was accomplished. I managed to cut the hair that was over his ears, and sort of got brave and tried to cut some off the back. Yeah. I quit shortly after starting that. I'm going to leave it to the professionals from now on, unless I can just buzz this boy's head. We'll see.

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