Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair is just hair. I know.

My son has always had long hair. His soft, blond locks, still smelling like babies has never been trimmed by anyone but me. It complimented his cheekiness, free spirit and confidence. It was the way he wanted it, always refusing us to cut it. It reminded my husband of himself as a young boy. It made my son stand out, be different. It was adored by his teachers, envied by his friends. It was his thing.

Then a few weeks ago Little J said he wants his hair cut like Daddy’s. I thought it was just a phase he was going through, missing his father while he was out of town.But upon my Husband’s return Little J announced he will be going to the barbers with him next time he goes to have his haircut. It was settled, my boys were going on Sunday.

I reasoned it was something they should do together, as men. But truth be told, I could not bear to go along. I don’t know why. I give all his clothes away as he outgrows them. I throw away most of his school projects. I let him learn his mistakes, run fast, jump high, fall hard. I look forward to him growing up, evolving, changing. I am excited to meet the man he becomes and never hold him back. But the haircut…

He walked in so proud of himself and so handsome. His face is shining. I catch him admiring his reflection in the mirror. It is the first huge decision he has ever made for himself. I am happy. He is on his way to become a man to make me proud. He already is a boy that does, every single day. But he is not a baby anymore.

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33 Comments

  1. kathy December 22, 2011 at 19:55 #

    Oh my goodness, he is a young boy now! Short hair, long hair…he is adorable either way :)

    Kathy
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  2. Runnermom-jen December 22, 2011 at 20:09 #

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    Oh my goodness…he looks so grown up!! So cute though. I wouldn’t have gone along either. XO
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  3. rachel December 22, 2011 at 21:18 #

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    so handsome! and so grown up!
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  4. Jessica December 22, 2011 at 22:10 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    He looks so different! But don’t worry, he is still adorable.
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  5. Kiddothings December 22, 2011 at 23:10 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    He looks like a different boy! Still cute but not as girlish anymore 😉 But, I miss his long locks!
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  6. [email protected] Wants This December 22, 2011 at 23:26 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    He’s such a handsome young man!
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  7. MJ December 22, 2011 at 23:42 #

    Twitter: amazonmad
    What a gorgeous boy/little man! I can imagine I’d feel the same way if I had a son – shorter hair really does transform little boys.
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  8. Liane Markus December 23, 2011 at 01:42 #

    When his hair is long, he looks cute and young it seems like everything is so new to him but when he let his hair cut, he became mature in a where he looks like a big man already. Thus, he still stay cute and handsome for me.
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  9. RoryBore December 23, 2011 at 06:35 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    whoa! who is that handsome young man?! I guess he won’t me to call him adorable anymore – even though he still is.
    I went through the same thing with Monkey Boy – he had curly blonde locks just like Zoo Zoo does — and decided one day he wanted the #2 blade just like daddy. my heart broke, but yes, there was pride too for his little-big man decision.
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  10. Wendy December 23, 2011 at 07:09 #

    Oh my goodness!!! It’s sooo different. I’ve always told my kids they can basically have their hair anyway they want it. In fact last year at this time Lane had a red mohawk, Yup I even let him dye it red.

    It’s so fun to watch our children’s personalities evolve.

    Merry Christmas Stasha and tell Little j he looks very handsome!
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  11. Kelli December 23, 2011 at 07:47 #

    Twitter: SweetLifeMommy
    I remember that day with my son. And it was like the hair cut really did “change” him in some way that day. I don’t know what it is about not cutting the baby hair but I’ve just gone through it again with my now almost 4 year-old daughter. I would head out for the salon and then pass by. I didn’t end up cutting her hair until just this past August. Just 3 inches. And then, in October, 5 more inches. Still, she has hair falling midway down her back.

    Little J was precious, is precious and always will be precious. Those eyes!

    Merry Christmas, Stasha!
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  12. darcelle December 23, 2011 at 08:08 #

    Wow!

  13. Barbara December 23, 2011 at 08:37 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Oh my, he looks so different!! He looks like such a grown-up with the haircut, so dapper!
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  14. Cookie's Mom December 23, 2011 at 08:45 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    WOW!!!! What a transformation! Such a big, independent boy. I hear you – it’s great, but… sniff.

    LOVED meeting you last night, Stasha. TOO short a visit. Miss you already.
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  15. Girl Parker December 23, 2011 at 10:25 #

    Youch!!! That’s a sudden, grownup look! He looks super handsome, like a lil man, but I’d have cried mommy tears for sure.
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  16. Jackie December 23, 2011 at 11:38 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    WOW! I can’t believe it Stasha! Comparing the two photos, it’s just wow!
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  17. Amanda December 23, 2011 at 12:39 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    What a handsome lad! But yeah, the short cut makes him look so much more mature. Sniff, tear!
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  18. Bruna December 23, 2011 at 13:23 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I love him. Both ways. He has an adorable face and the cutest smile. WOW, does he ever look like an older boy with the shorter hair. *sigh* I feel your pain Stasha :) It’s obvious good looks run in your family :)
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  19. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) December 23, 2011 at 13:46 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    Wow! He went from toddler to little boy right in front of my eyes. You are raising a truly beautiful little boy in a truly beautiful way.
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  20. Lisa December 23, 2011 at 22:06 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    He looks like such an incredibly big boy with his new hair cut. I did love his longer hair too. There is something about the messy look that gets me. I like it.
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  21. Bridget December 23, 2011 at 22:51 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Oh my! He looks so grown up I got teary! This had to be a tough day for you mom!
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  22. Victoria KP December 24, 2011 at 07:41 #

    He’s a gorgeous boy in both pictures, but a mom would have to be made of stone to not react to such a huge transformation. I’d have been a puddle.
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  23. jacqui December 24, 2011 at 09:54 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Aww…he’s still quite adorable. I like that he made such a big decision all by himself!
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  24. Bits of Bee December 24, 2011 at 10:01 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    WOW! What a difference a haircut can make! He looks like a little man now, so so adorable. Does he love it?
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  25. Kim Pugliano December 24, 2011 at 16:21 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    Oh Stasha he is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love love love!!!
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  26. HansHB December 25, 2011 at 00:30 #

    Cute children and a funny Christmascard!
    I do wish you all the best during Christmas hollyday!

  27. Anna December 25, 2011 at 17:27 #

    So grown-up with his hair-cut, but just as adorable!
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  28. Ado December 25, 2011 at 17:57 #

    He’s cute and cuter, both ways.
    FI wants to cut her *long* hair short. I am just taking a deep breath and seeing where it goes.
    He looks adorable.
    PS: I hope you had a nice holiday!
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  29. Rach (DonutsMama) December 25, 2011 at 19:54 #

    Wow, he does look so grown up (and handsome!) with that new haircut.
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  30. Ally December 25, 2011 at 21:20 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Oh my goodness! So grown up!
    I secretly cried when my son’s hair first got cut short like that. I missed playing with the silky soft curls in the back when we snuggled! But I love your view – he IS on the way to making you proud! :)
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  31. Audrey December 26, 2011 at 21:17 #

    Wow he looks so different! This is exactly why I haven’t wanted to cut Jakah’s hair :( He is going to look so old. Did your husband takes pictures for you?
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  32. Jessica January 1, 2012 at 20:12 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    Wow, he looks like a big boy! So handsome!
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  33. Greta @ Not Enough Patience January 6, 2012 at 14:59 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    Somehow I missed this before….He is still a heartbreaker, through and through! What a handsome boy you have, Stasha.
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