This photo is a great reminder to me of that old parenthood saying, “This too shall pass.” I’ve used it as a mantra to get me through the challenges of everything from colic to tantrums to potty training. And now it’s coming full circle to haircuts too.
Just two years ago my middle son (who’s now 5 years old) sat in this very same chair to get his haircut and screamed bloody murder. I had to hold his head still just so the hair stylist could finish the haircut.
My brave, energetic little boy who rarely shed a tear when he fell down or got shots at the doctor’s office was reduced to a crying, trembling mess when the stylist misted his hair with water and started trimming his hair. I couldn’t believe how scared he was. After that day, my husband had been shaving his hair at home – bribing him with candy to get it done (mind you he could have gotten candy at the hair salon), but dad must have the magic touch.
So finally after two years, my middle son got a haircut. He had no problems – he sat in the chair like a pro and even played a quick video game to keep himself busy.
He always looked handsome but now he’s got a cute surfer haircut with long, blonde bangs. This kid will be a lady killer one day with that adorable hair and ruby red lips. But those girls better not mess with this mama.