Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hair cuts

Cutting boy hair is harder than girl hair. Sigh. But I'm too stingy to want to pay a hairdresser, especially since boys hair seems to grow so darn fast and they require cuts so frequently. If I had it my way, I'd have them just grow it out; I'm a glam rock child of the 80s and I think long hair looks awesome on the male species. Hence my husband's few remaining strands are still past his shoulders.

But when it's long, they complain about brushing and it gets in their eyes and all that drama, so it's in our best interests to cut it, and to do so at home. Yesterday the firstborn son asked me for a spike. He's never really cared about hair styles and this is the first time he's requested a hair cut at all, never mind a style too. So I did my best! Not a great job at all, but possibly as good as cost cutter? Ah, I'll get better with time hopefully.

Here's Turtle's before (lollypops make the whole process much easier)

Don't mind the kid in a diaper in the background

And here's after

Yes I do see those bits I missed. Keep in mind this is with scissors, I don't have trimmers. And he won't let me go back and finish it.

He wanted color in it too. He knows he's awesome. This is his 'I'm awesome' face. 

Ok mum, that's enough photos. 

No more paparazzi.

Ally decided he wanted a hair cut too. Actually, he just wanted a lollypop and knew he'd only get one if he had a hair cut. So I gave it a go. 

Here's his before. 

Aw, I love it and hate myself for cutting it. 

His turned out a bit disastrous, but you have to realize, he was screaming, pushing, trying to stand up and walk away. It's not easy to cut a child's hair with one hand while having to hold them down with the other hand. I had about 3 minutes tops to get it all snipped before I had to call it done, because he wasn't very happy with the process.

Here's what 3 minutes of crazy snipping and wrestling gets you. 

He's not very happy with me. But with enough lolly pops he forgave me and we had a fun afternoon. And he's still pretty darn adorable.