Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Milestone: First Haircuts

You may find this hard to believe but yesterday was the first time in my whole three years of being a parent that I took my child to have a haircut.  Meg, bless her, was bald as an egg until a year ago and since then it just seemed fairer to let her curls grow out.

I was doing ok until I explained to the hairdresser that I wasn't sure what I needed to do as I'd never taken either of them to have their hair cut before and she looked at me quizzically and said "why not?"

I was torn between my emotional answer of "because I want to keep their gorgeous baby hair" and the more practical (and relevant) answer of "they never seemed to have enough to make it worth it"

Seeing Eli's hair afterwards though did bring it home that possibly he should have had his hair trimmed a while ago!  Although the hairdresser cut off far more than I would have liked and when it came to Meg's turn I made her promise not to cut all her beautiful curls off!  So she just had a little trim which will hopefully tame it a little bit.

 

And, after lecturing me about the advantages of bringing them down even when it doesn't seem worth it, the hairdresser was kind enough to save a lock of Eli's hair and a lock of Meg's for me to take home.

It seems strange to have taken so long to reach a milestone like this but we finally did it.  Maybe next time it won't take me so long to get round to it!

6 comments:

  1. I know exactly where you're coming from with this, my lg is nearly 2 and she's never had a haircut because like Meg, she was completely bald for so long that when her curls grew through they were so precious haha. She does have wild untamed hair now though so perhaps it is time.

    Their hair looks lovely x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks hun. Meg just had the tatty ends cut off and it's made loads of difference, I didn't have to spend ten mins this morning untangling it which was great!! Such a small thing but worth it :)

      Delete
  2. My first 3 didn't have hair for 2 years! Then I made the mistake of thinking I could be a hairdresser! Don't they look older with a haircut!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah that makes me feel better - the hairdresser made me feel silly for not bringing them sooner!

      Delete
  3. I only just took my two year old for a haircut and only because however much blue he wore people were still mistaking him for a girl. It was definitely for emotional reasons that I held off; I loved his floppy blonde locks and knew he'd look more grown up when they were removed.
    Hairdressers always cut off a bit too much!! xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same reasons as me! I miss Eli's long hair :( But, I know it will grow out again and will probably look better as it will be the same length rather than having two long curly bits round his ears :)

      Delete

I love to hear from people who've taken the time to read - do leave a comment :)