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.


Nicole said...

It's only something us Mommies can understand. I am glad to see that you hate causing pain on your child.. he is lucky to have you as a Mommy :) Oh and I just now read your comment you left back in May about Danielle.. HOW the heck is she and how did you find her? Please tell!! lol

Mariah said...

You are much braver than I am. I've never even tried to cut Parker's hair! Luckily my sister is a hairstylist!