Tuesday, October 6, 2009

First Haircut

The first and most vital step for giving a little haircut is a sucker. Baby J had never had one before and held it for awhile deciding what to do with it.
The second step is to put an apron on to catch the hair and keep it off their clothing keep the sucker spit off their clothing.

Next you have the mother act really goofy down low so that the wee one looks in the right directions at the right time. I really didn't have to act too goofy, he was pretty cooperative.

Finally, you do it really fast so that the charm of the sucker doesn't wear off.

Wa-lah! You have a first haircut. It looks a bit...stiff in this picture. It was still wet, it really doesn't look quite like that, I assure you.
The last step is to take off the apron and simultaneously remove the sucker from the child's mouth*. That way they don't get too much sugar and their clothes stay halfway clean. He wasn't a big fan of losing the sucker, but being his first I don't think he really got what was going on. I don't think we'll get it away quite so easily next time.
*I in no way advocate taking candy from a baby. I do advocate not even giving it to them at all (except in extreme situations when they must sit very still so as not to get snipped with scissors!)


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

He looks so cute! We use suckers during haircuts too--it's the pits when they get hair on them!

Amanda said...

Oh that is funny!! And SO CUTE!!! He is just adorable. Was the lady cutting it just charmed or what???


Deb said...

Looks like it went a lot better than expected! Cant wait to see it in real life tomorrow :)

MelArcile said...

He looks so OLD! So sad...