A First Haircut…
It’s no secret that I didn’t want Jensen to have his hair cut. I’ve resisted it for over three years now and to be honest, if it wasn’t for the fact that he and Baby Dragon are in a mini catwalk show for Start Rite tomorrow, he’d still be sporting his baby locks for months to come.
However, as he’ll be having his photograph taken I couldn’t really take him as he was, and so we headed into town to have his baby curls cut off.
When we first mentioned going to the hairdresser, Jensen recommended that we go to the dentist instead. To say he wasn’t keen would be a severe undersell of his performance this morning. As he entered the salon though and caught sight of a little girl having her hair trimmed whilst perched in a flashy car shaped seat, there was a noticeable attitude adjustment.
Once seated, Momma had a quick discussion with the hairdresser, who then offered our Little Adventurer a choice of DVDs (he chose In the Night Garden) and got to work.
The result? One handsome little boy peeped out from behind his baby mop.
It was only when I downloaded the photos from my camera that the tears came. I tried so hard to blink them away as they sprang from my unexpected sadness at my baby growing up. Although we have so much to look forward to as he grows into a little boy, I never realised the loss I would feel at the passing of this milestone.
I’m so proud of you, Little Adventurer. You behaved beautifully and respectfully, and you look so much like your Dadda at the same age that my heart aches with love. I’ll treasure the lock of hair you gave me and keep it close to my heart. Farewell at last baby Jensen, and hello to our adorable little boy.
What a lovely post, and beautiful pictures. Jenson is absolutely gorgeous!
Haircuts for Amy were a nightmare when she was little. She has autism and believe me, it was the most dreaded thing to take her to the hairdressers. Now however, I can't keep her away! She loves being pampered and having her hair done. She's 13 now and typically vain!!
p.s. you have a lovely blog here.
Thank you so much, CJ. He looks so different now, I keep staring at him! I'm glad Amy loves the hairdressers now, it must have been so hard for you both..and now you have the teenage years upon you!
Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it. Some days I wonder whether I'm on the right path with my blog; first of all it's hard to find time to dedicate myself to it with the boys so small, and then when I do find time, it's hard to even think straight… One day I'll have time to myself, I know I will 😉
I am alwful at hair cuts and hence my boys often sport far too long and far too disorganised hair styles.. but I really do not like getting their hair cut lol I love Jensons new style he certainly will look smart tomorrow for start rite!
Thanks Sarah! I think disorganised hair looks brilliant…I'm not sure I will be able to face another cut with him for a loooooong time 😉
He's beautiful. I felt similar when my youngest had his baby curls chopped off.
Thank you Ellen! I'm glad to know I am not alone, I felt so silly holding back the tears just looking at the photos!
Jensen looks great and dare I say it, so grown up! Ethan has always had so much hair he has been having his hair cut with me every eight weeks for over a year and we used to do it before that. So I don't feel like I had this milestone but I always feel like he looks so grown up after the cuts and older :0(.
Love the seat :0)
Thanks Jane! No, don't say it ~ if we don't say it, it can't be true! Ethan has great hair 🙂
Looking like a proper little boy, there is no halting time weather we like it or not!
Booo for not being able to halt time! His toddler years seem to have slipped through my fingers…:(