Collin had his first haircut yesterday. I prefer his hair on the longer side, but it was hanging over his ears & eyes & I noticed it was starting to irritate him.
Can I just tell you how OMGTRAUMATIC this was for me?!?!?!
This was the last bit of baby Collin had left. The hair he came out of my belly with was being chopped off!
I’ve been procrastinating this for weeks, but when my Dad (who was visiting from Michigan) told me he would really like to be here for his first haircut, I knew I could put it off no longer. Yesterday was my Dad’s last day, so I scheduled it for then.
I wanted Collin’s first haircut to be at a child friendly place because I remember getting my hair cut when I was little & I distinctly remember thinking it was going to hurt as the stylist came at me with her
meat cleaver scissors. I also liked that they would have the supplies to properly distract Collin & hold his attention long enough to give him a haircut without stabbing him when he would inevitably turn his head.
I was pleasantly surprised when Collin sat very well throughout his cut. All he cared about was chewing on one of the stylists combs. As long as he could have one, he was happy.
Collin has had this one small wisp of hair that dangles in front of his forehead. It’s the only lock of hair I know has been there since birth. It never fell out, it was never combed away. It stayed. Right in the middle of his forehead. For one entire year. As she trimmed it off & gingerly placed it on her table (I’d asked her to save it), I choked back tears. It was official. Collin isn’t a baby anymore. Any remnants are now gone & from here on out, he will quickly grow into a little boy.
Why do us Moms get so sappy over this silly stuff? I’m not sure at all, but for me it’s a reminder to enjoy every single moment I have with my little man. So I do. I wipe away my tears. I take a breath. And I kiss my son who is very quickly going to outgrow visits to a child barber shop.
After the cut, I was given a small Ziploc with my precious wisp & a generous portion of Collin’s baby hair along with a certificate stating the information from Collin’s very first haircut. A perfect keepsake for pathetic, sappy Mamas like myself. This is only a small hurdle in the many I know are in my future of Mommyhood, so I’ll relish in the fact that it was only a haircut & not his driver’s test or a new girlfriend over for dinner…..yet.
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