Sunday, June 22, 2008
In my groggy state this morning, I thought I noticed something strange about four-year-old Austen’s appearance. It seemed to be a little more extreme than “bed head.” As I looked more closely, I realized that he had cut off a big chunk of his bangs! He’d been using his kid scissors yesterday, but I didn’t notice that he’d given himself a haircut! He never said a word.
Now, my husband and I are debating about what to do. Do we wait until Tuesday when the kids’ haircut place is open? (Today is Sunday.) Or does my husband whip out the electric razor and give the kid a buzz cut? And what do we do about his twin brother? Do we leave his hair long, or buzz him, too, so the boys have the same hairstyle? I’ve never been a big fan of the military haircut for kids, but it looks like I may not have a choice!
My mom told me that I cut off my little sister’s bangs when we were kids, so I guess this “talent” for haircutting is an inherited trait. (At least I was smart enough to mutilate her hair instead of mine!) I never thought, however, that I would be experiencing this problem with a boy. Usually, it’s little girls who decide to mess with their hairstyles (and that of their dolls). I looked on the Web for some words of wisdom on how to handle this debacle. The consensus seems to be to cut it short and take comfort in the fact that hair will grow. In the meantime, I think I’ll be confiscating all the scissors in the house!
children, hair, haircuts, scissors