I have a feeling my childrens hair is going to be a sore spot between my husband's family and myself. After bangsgate, I'm not worried at all that Bear will (EVER) pick up a pair of scissors (EVER) but I have qualms that C will come home with a Marine 'do.
C likes to go with his grandfather to get his haircut. He likes the 'big boy' feel of going out alone with his Papa - and they always visit people and hit the McNugget store, so it's a fun day for the boy. Papa uses a barber, as most men of his age do - it's a small shop, with two chairs and a decidedly older clientele. I'm not sure if it's the smell of the hair tonic or the ride he gets in the old pump chair, but C loves it.
I'm a bit leery of the ancient barber, though - his hands shake and the clippers he uses are bigger than my boys' head. One split-second twist of the head (which C is prone to do) and oops - there went the side of his hair. The only salvage method? Why, shave 'er down, folks!
That, coupled with the strangeness of R's growing-out bangs (thanks to her Dad) means I get a few questions about their hair. I'm thinking of taking smallgirl to my hairdresser and seeing if she freaks out or not - maybe a bob? Do they do bobs anymore?? I've resigned myself that R's bangs are never going to catch up to the rest of her hair - so what do I do now?
I know. It could be worse. They could have no hair. Of course, with the threat of the buzzcut hanging in the air for boyo, that might be a possibility.