Sunday, September 21, 2008
I will never do this again.
Tay desperately needed a haircut but we've been desperately short on funds lately, so I decided to cut his hair myself. I've given him haircuts before, but the older and more mobile he gets the harder it is to keep him contained and happy. I put him in the Bumbo on the kitchen floor and gave him a big cup of apple juice to keep him preoccupied. After plugging in the hair clippers and letting Taylor touch it to see that it wouldn't hurt him, I ran them once across the top of his head.
That's when he lost it. He started kicking and screaming at the top of his lungs and there was nothing I could do but finish the task. I clipped away while he tried to smack my hands away with big puppy dog tears running down his face. When I finally finished he was absolutely hysterical; he continued crying all through his bath and was still whining after he was dry and had warm clothes on.
So to make a long story short - yes, his haircut turned out great and he's a dang cute kid, but I will never NEVER cut his hair again.