I put it off and put it off, but it was finally time for a haircut.
It was traumatic.
For both of us. This lady did a fantastic job, especially considering what she had to work with.
There was another mom in there who understood my pain. Tom was talking to her in the middle of Brendan's tantrum. She said her son did the same thing when he got his cut for the first time. And she said he did it for three years. I certainly hope that's not the case for us.
Afterwards, a little playground time was in order.
Whenever we discussed a haircut, I'd get teary-eyed and tell Tom I just couldn't bear to cut the curls off. He kept telling me that they wouldn't all be gone. He was right. He could stand for it to be a little shorter, but we're pretty happy. He looks like such a big boy.
He can now go down the slide all by himself.
By the way, this is the view from the playground.
For months we've asked him where his nose is. He refuses to show us, even though we're sure he knows. However, he'll show us his belly button any time we ask.
Good night from our big boy!