First Hair Cut

I didn’t want to do it. There’s something so sweet about just letting his hair be the way it comes naturally. If it were up to me, we wouldn’t have cut it until it was down to the middle of his back and flowing in the wind like a wild child.

But Charles felt differently (of course). Kept saying that it was getting in his eyes. That it was time to bite the bullet and do something about it.

After all, we’re his parents. We’re responsible for his grooming, blah blah blah.

So I finally broke down and cut it. Yes, myself. I thought about taking him in to a barber but didn’t want to pay for something I could do myself.

But it wasn’t easy. He twisted and wiggled. Charles had to finally hold him while I finished it off.

Here’s a picture of it before:

And here he is after:

That strand had been so much longer than the others because it was there since he was born.

Sniff. He looks so different now.

9 thoughts on “First Hair Cut

  1. Um. What strand? Pullleeze!

    Steve and I had the same issue with Eli’s hair. I loved the curls he had so I wouldn’t cut it. It wasn’t in his face and it was a modified mullet (but hey, it was the early 80s). So, I went on an overnight trip to Eagle and when I came back Eli had a very, very bad haircut. So, to repair the damage I had to cut it even shorter.

    I was not pleased.

  2. Are you sure you cut it? This looks a lot like an (air) brush job to me. The photos are completely identical with the exception of the wisp of hair. 🙂

  3. I hate to say that I have to agree with your aunts. It took an intense examination of the photo to see any difference at all….but I do understand the sentiment. A friend said that she finally cut her son’s baby curls when her husband couldn’t stand the fact that everyone kept thinking the baby was a girl.

  4. It’s not the same photo, Jake. it is just that Gus is the consumate professional model. You’re looking at light blue iron there baby. And we know what that’s going to grow into.

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