All Good Hair Must Come To A Cut

Sunday, July 11, 2010

While I'm perfectly happy having a baby with a messy mop top, the other half of this blog (*ahem* his name starts with a Chris and ends with a topher), is not. While lounging on the couch last night, as peacefully as one just weeks away from giving birth could be, my serenity was suddenly interrupted with-

"Mommy is going to cut your hair tomorrow".

Wait. I am? Says who? And since when?

Well, less than 24 hours and a whole bunch of failed "nooooo I'm not"'s later, I lost the argument.

Not only did he want me to cut Charlie's hair, but, he wanted me to cut it all off, just like I do his. He gave me the option of doing a mohawk, but really, that just doesn't flow with Charlie's personality.

Fine. I'll buzz it all off. You win.

So we stripped down the baby to nothing but a diaper and binky, pulled the high chair and clippers outside, and my heart proceeded to shatter into a billion pieces- floating away in the wind alongside each and every strand of baby soft could-be-curl.

And we documented it, of course. So now, mourn with me, won't you?

I know, I know, its for the better. He'll be much cooler in the nagging Texas heat, and really, it was getting kind of out of control.

And he's still handsome as ever.


But still, y'all know how hard it is to cut your little ones hair. It sort of symbolizes their growth, in a way? Or... something?

Well, after the job was over and done with, we still had the task of cleaning up at hand. So we got out the hose, and let him take care of it himself, which he had no problems doing...

Except for when he splashed himself in the face, he didn't like that very much.

But I did, hee hee.


Megan July 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

I've said this before but Charlie really is the cutest baby boy ever.

Jess Craig July 11, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

why does this make me so sad!?

Johanna July 11, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

eeeeeeeeeek! he is absolutely the cutest little munchkin ever. I wish I could just squeeze him!
the last picture is hilarious Tia!
And yes I was a bit sad to see you cut his hair, but it is for the better in that heat.

Maggie July 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

He is so cute I can hardly stand it. I know how sad it is for you though. I will admit some days I look at my giant 15 yr old and remember when he had his curly red baby hair and feel a little sad.

Krystle July 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

Oh it took me two years to get my baby's hair cut (she is a girl)...but I'm so crzy sentimental I cried when she went to size 2 diapers.

He is such a cute little man, mop or no mop.

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" July 11, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Oh my - I am laughing with tears in my eyes! I know how ya feel cutting his hair... it's an emotional thing. I LOVE the last picture, HAHA!

Tia, I hope you are doing good. I read one of your posts the other day & I wanted to comment - but I can't seem to find the time to sit long enough to read & comment on any one blog. For 2 wks now I have been so behind on mine too. But I hope things are better now. That whole ordeal sounded so scary! I've been thinking about you ever since I read it. I know you're almost done baking that little one, hang in there :)

Allison @ I heart Change July 11, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Oh! I mourn for the hair too. It's so hard to cut your baby's hair.

Silly military men and their attachment to short hair! (I'm staring at the other half of MY blog as I say that.)

Bombdigity July 11, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

aaaawwwww I remember the first haircut =o( Mine had long curls and it killed me to cut them off (I have them saved in a baggy taped inside his baby book)

You're so right, its like confirmation that they aren't babies, that they are little boys after that first cut. He is absolutely adorable even with his mini Christopher haircut ;o)

Yellow House July 11, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

Haircuts are hard! I get sad every time the stylist cuts my hair. Charlie looks great though... very ready for summer!

Bobbi Janay July 11, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

I am bawling like a baby over hear, knowing that this day is very quickly in our future. He looks so much older now.

Bobbi Janay July 11, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

I am bawling like a baby over hear, knowing that this day is very quickly in our future. He looks so much older now.

Bobbi Janay July 11, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

I am bawling like a baby over hear, knowing that this day is very quickly in our future. He looks so much older now.

beka July 11, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

Awwwwwww, it's all gone!
But you're right.
He's just as handsome...
and at least he has a good shaped head. ;)

Chana July 11, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

Oh!! He is so handsome! He looks so "cool" now and like a total rock star! Great job on that awesome haircut girl!

craftattacks July 11, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

it grows back. it grows back. it groooooooows back.

That's what I chant to myself every haircut!

Casey July 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

You're gonna hate this but he looks like a big boy now. He's so cute.

Oh Mandie! July 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

awww, shaggy haired baby or buzzed haired baby, he's still the most adorable lil guy ever :)

soul_searching_mama July 11, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

Awwwwww. Just as adorable as ever! You are so much braver than me. You know that I'm still struggling to cut Johnny's hair for the first time...we're planning to do it on his 3rd birthday though, I think. Or around it. Gosh, I don't want to, but I also think it is for the best. I'm going to cry when all of his curls get cut off though. :( I don't know how you did it!

Nyla July 11, 2010 at 11:20 PM  

Tag, you're it. (only if you want to)

Motherhood Magic July 12, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

Look at what a trooper he was! It looks like he just sat there patiently while you cut his hair. Did you save the hair? Awwww he is still cute. :)

Psssst. You look cute too with your apron. ;)

AlyGatr July 12, 2010 at 5:42 AM  

So it's not just me??? I so love Merrick better with moppy hair. Dominic always threatens to buzz it just like that and I raise holy saying no. The closest to a buzz I let him get was a short high and tight the last time everyone went in for a haircut...then had to eat humble pie and admit it looked good.

Those moppy locks were so darned cute, but now Mr Charlie looks like such a mature little man. How could he NOT look good?

Colleen July 12, 2010 at 6:34 AM  

Poor mommy! It's hard to watch your baby turn into a boy so quickly. However, he's adorable either way and like you said, much cooler in the heat.

Renee July 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Awwwwww!! That first haircut is always the hardest, I cried like a baby when we cut my Dylan's curls off! But Charlie is still as cute as ever!! I love the last pic!!

Christina July 12, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

He is just too cute! I am impressed by his calmness during the haircut. Kavi despises the clippers and cries hysterically! We need to give him another haircut soon, his hair grows fast!

Amy July 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

*sniff, sniff* I loved his hair before, but he still looks super cute.

Do you remember this post when I buzzed Liam's hair this spring? It's always painful.

Chelsea July 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

he looks handsome with his short hair!

you're too cute with the "oops!" over his twinkie.


Laura Craig July 12, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

I remember the first time Adam made me cut Nicholas' hair. He made me chop all of his little curls off and I CRRRRRIED!!!! Now, if his hair gets a tiny bit too long, he is hounding me with the clippers :( I love his hair longer.

Charlie is still as cute as ever!!!!

considerthelillies July 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

so cute both before AND after! I remember when Kavi got his first haircut...he had a mop top too and always looked like he just woke up, but after the cut, he looked so grown up!

The Momma July 12, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

Awwww, I loved his mop top! He is still quite the looker though! I can't get enough Charlie no matter what his hair is like!!

jill July 12, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

he is so cute, but i seriously shook my head no while reading this entire post.

Shannon July 13, 2010 at 4:29 PM  


Beki - TheRustedChain July 14, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Awwww! He looks so big!

What a doll baby.

I love chunky kids. Mine were scrawny.

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