He who makes the cut

This morning any fears that my son will be indecisive and difficult like me were dispersed.

A few months ago he announced he will never have his hair cut again, at least not until it wraps around his ankles, twice. He was determined and admin about it not being cut. As you may recall I was gutted when his first haircut occurred when he turned 4 and even though I like him with short hair a little part of me always missed his soft, blond locks. So I was perfectly fine with him sporting longer hair again.

This morning my husband announced he is off to the barbers and because for a while that used to be father-son time he still asks Little J if he is coming along. After months of saying no, today he said ‘sure’ .

As a woman, owing it to my home planet of Venus and generations of naggers, what ifers and are you sure-ers , I immediately questioned my son’s rash decision. I reasoned by telling him how long it takes to grow ones hair and how cold he is going to be now that winter is approaching. I also implemented some other technics which I cannot disclose due to a sister code I share with other mothers. I was pretty sure I planted a seed of doubt into my child’s mind that will result in him staying in his pj’s cozy with me until his father returns.

Except after I was all done, Little J jumped out of bed and said:

‘I hear you mom, but it’s been a long time since I had a lollipop so I am off to Big cuts with dad.’

Clearly men were preprogrammed to make quick decisions. Specially if they are given a bit of sugar.

Yesterday’s Instagram. Probably the last photo I took of his long hair.

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  1. Susi September 28, 2013 at 11:33 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    I can’t wait to see the new do. I always feel a little pinch when my boys head of to the “barbers” – they both like their hair super short while I prefer it a little longer. But they do enjoy their father-son time so who am I to say anything??? :)
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  2. Phoebe Wulliman Grab September 28, 2013 at 12:27 #

    Tagline should read: “little boy, big dogS and I” :) How old are your Newfies? Can’t let my husband see this pic!
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  3. [email protected] Mom September 28, 2013 at 18:23 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    I am looking forward to seeing the new cut. :)
    My oldest always changes his mind between long and short hair – usually at the last minute he’ll decide to get it cut, too.
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  4. Anne September 28, 2013 at 19:55 #

    Twitter: littleredhens
    He is so adorable with his long hair! My younger son has hair more than twice that long and he said he will not cut it until high school. We will see…. I have never fought it, because he has beautiful wavy thick hair which is enviable and as long as he keeps it clean and combed, so be it. I am sure he is just as darling with his new cut. There are many years of hairstyles ahead.

  5. Alison September 28, 2013 at 23:32 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I actually love my boys with longer hair. It’s when it curls up and gets all ragtag and they look so carefree. Love it.
    But hey, lollies!
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  6. My Inner Chick September 29, 2013 at 08:12 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    —Now, that photo MUST be in an 8X10 Frame.

    Fabulous! xx
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  7. Ally September 29, 2013 at 15:31 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    It’ll be adorable either way, I’m sure. But I feel you. I used to love playing with my son’s longer hair when he was young and still liked to cuddle. I remember having to hide how much I missed it when he first cut it off!
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