Tuesday, December 2, 2008

No More Baby

At some point, it is time to cut the ties that bind, and let them fly. Today was the day to cut Tubby's once cute long curly baby locks. His hair has gradually lost it's original curl. He has been called a "girl" so many times in his short existence, which is so ironic, because he is all boy....with all his hockey playing, ball throwing, and car obsession. Now that winter hood and hat season are here, his long hair in the back looks like a certified rat's nest everyday, and is no longer cute in any way.

I had to plan this for a time when all of the other kids were at school, because every time I bring up the subject of cutting the poor baby's hair, I am met with nothing but cries of "No. Mommy! Don't do it! Run, Tubby! Run!" from his siblings. I don't know what it is about every kid in this family wanting long hair...even the boys. In fact, all of them right now are looking quite shaggy and hobo-ish. What a charming Christmas card we'll be sending out this year.
Tubby was not thrilled about his haircut, as the soft falling baby hair tickled his bare back. But he was cooperative anyhow, and the whole process was quick and painless. It helped that the only hair that had been growing was in the back--no need to cut top or sides. Laura was my photographer for the historic event....she did a pretty good job!

Now that my baby looks officially like a big boy, it is going to be a little hard to mentally adjust. He has been a baby for so long! But, I suppose I need to let him grow up too, so that he may enter the exciting world of childhood with all of his siblings....they do have SOOO much fun. To celebrate, we bought some new shoes for his ever growing feet. Check out these adorable CARS crocs on his feet.....he was so excited when he found these in the Target aisle, and he has refused to take them off ever since! Right now, cars of all kinds are his life.....now he never has to be without a few!

1 comment:

Alison said...

I love the haircut. I think it's just about time for our T to get one also. Funny thing is, he doesn't have much hair in front either. What's with these boys?