These days, there are a lot of things that make me cry. I am sixteen weeks pregnant with my second child. My two-and-a-half year old, Henry, seems to be growing up way too fast.
What exactly makes me cry? Let me show you a list:
- Commercials with puppies
That sums it up. Everything makes me cry.
I knew I was pregnant with Henry when I laid down on a Saturday morning to watch an episode of Glee on the DVR. It was the one after Cory Monteith had passed away. I literally SOBBED the entire time. Like, I could barely breathe. I was a snotty, sobbing mess. I think my eyes were swollen afterward. My husband was completely terrified of me from that moment on.
Back to the real story.
Henry has never had a haircut, until this past weekend. I started talking about cutting it this summer, but never got around to it. It was just really cute when it got wet and curled up in the back. He had a true, stereotypical Kentucky Waterfall hairstyle.
Instead I waited until my toddler resembled a Billy Ray Cyrus impersonator to text my hair lady to make an appointment. I am extremely loyal to Cara Culberson, who has done my hair for the past five or so years. She is the best and the only person I would trust to cut my precious toddler monster’s hair. Unfortunately, she came down with strep throat and had to cancel the appointment. I saw it as a sign that Henry was supposed to rock his mullet with pride for a few more months.
I scheduled another appointment a couple months later for a Saturday morning when my husband and I could both be there. I did this to find out we were actually going to be out of town that day. I had to cancel that appointment and seriously considered purchasing a Flowbee and doing it myself. I can’t put the life of my child in a stranger’s hands!
After doing some research, I found those damn things retail for $88 and it just wasn’t worth it. I decided to do something I never thought I would do. I was going to take my precious angel to a barber shop for his first haircut.
I did consider going to a Great Clips first, but then remembered the “Unwanted Bang Incident of 2008” and decided against it.
I researched and found some friends took their kids to a local barbershop for their haircuts. They all probably thought I was out of my mind because I was so worked up about a simple trim. I asked them a million questions and they all promised me none of their children were missing an ear.
So I made a decision. Henry was getting his first haircut at The Owensboro Barbershop. On Saturday morning, Henry, my husband and I all woke up ready to seize the day. We got our lives together and headed to the barbershop. I asked Henry if he was ready for a big boy haircut. He ignored me and asked to watch Mickey. This should go well.
When we walked into the barbershop, kid had a FULL ON MELTDOWN! He was sobbing like I do watching a Hallmark movie and clung to me like a baby monkey. He refused to sit down. I guess having to sit in a chair and letting a stranger hold scissors to your head can be a little intimidating. After about thirty minutes of observation and some bribery, my little buddy got in the chair and was ready for his big boy haircut.
I sat and watched my little man and started tearing up. MY BABY IS TURNING INTO A LITTLE BOY!!! Soon he will be going to college and moving away and getting married and contributing to a retirement account.
I took a shit ton of pictures and gave the barber a great tip for being patient with my screaming toddler the first thirty minutes we were there. They handed me an envelope with a lock of his hair in it and a certificate. I made a mental note to actually start a baby book for him at some point in his life.
I handled the situation with my classic mom over-reaction skills. Please don’t ask me about this in person because I will cry. Like always.
Until Next Time,
Love this! I had my fair share of tears with baby after baby after baby (and then one more baby for good measure). Love how you keep things real! Pretty sure hashtagmomfail should be friends with lightlyfrayed. C’mon over 🙂
Thank you so much! I will definitely check lightlyfrayed out!