16 June 2009

It's gone.

It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I stood there for a good ten minutes before I could bring myself to do it. I talked myself out of it and then talked myself back into it. I needed to wait but knew it needed to go. So, finally I got up the nerve and did it. It's done and I'm happy about it now that it's over. What is it, you ask, that was so hard to do?

I cut Liam's hair! Sniff sniff. Or snip snip I should say.

Liam has adorable curls on the back side of his head that I have posted about before here. Unfortunately, as he has gotten into that army burrowing thing when he's on his tummy and his hands come up to his head. He then grabs his hair and doesn't let go. EVER. We have to pry his hands out of the entanglement of his hair. He has literally pulled out clumps of his own purty hair.

You can always tell when he has his hair in his hands because he has this horrible gutteral cry. It is very distinct and like no other he does. So we all go running when we hear him crying like that in order to try and save his hair and save him from some needless pain.

But he isn't getting it yet.

And I can't stand that cry.

So, I decided it was time to take the scissors to his sweet little head.

The hardest part was knowing that once I cut off the curls they would never be back.

All of my kids have had curls in the back as babies. The girls kept theirs because their hair grew out long. The curls never left until they were much older and the long hair needed trimming. But with my boys, they have had to lose their curls early. Ian lost his at 6 months when he got a big boy hair cut.

But, I didn't want to give Liam a big boy hair cut. I wanted him to stay my baby boy with the adorable curls. But I knew it would be easier for him once he couldn't get his hair entangled in his fingers. And sure enough, now that its gone, when he grabs his hair he can let go.

Well, unless he grabs the top which I wasn't about to cut yet.

He went from this...

to this...

He looks pretty handsome. If I do say so myself.

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Rebecca said...

I think you did a great job. I must admit, I dread thinking about ever cutting Levi's hair! : )

Only the Sheppards said...

Adorable! Great job!

Anonymous said...

So very very handsome. :)