Monday, October 19, 2009

The first hair cut

I have waited a long time for this day. Anna was determined to never grow hair. Then, when she did grow hair, she had a raging mullet. I've been waiting to cut it because once she finally got a little hair I didn't want to scare it away be cutting it. But this could wait no longer. It was getting very straggly looking. And no matter what I did with it, it still had mullet characteristics. Ever put a mullet in a pony tail? It still screams I am a mullet. Besides we are going on vacation soon and I didn't want Jason's family to think we don't like her. This is our beautiful son and we think the one with the mullet is a girl. We didn't want that.
So we went. Anna was a very big girl. She's seen Mark do this lots of times. She was sooo ready to try this out for herself. I've heard horror stories from other parents about their kid's first hair cut. I am happy to say that has never happened to us. We are fortunate that both of our kids go in a trance like state when their hair is played with.
The day ended with Anna's hair looking marginally less like a mullet. We are just hoping now the sides will catch up soon. I am also hoping she will start letting use barettes on her. She ripped out each and every one I have ever put in there. With each barrette assult also comes two to three or ten hairs. She's very lucky she isn't completely bald on top.
As for the men, well, they did what all men do in salons. Stay out of the way and try to be invisible. And hope none of their friends see them in here.


Gina said...

Awwwwww!! Anna's haircut is sooooo cute!
And we know Anna is a beautiful little girl, even if you didn't get her haircut :)
It looks so pretty, I can't wait to see her in person, and the rest of you all of course too ;)

2nd CM said...

You always make me laugh ... my coworkers always hear a gutsy, low chuckle over the module wall every time I'm reading your blog during lunch break. I think Anna's hair is beautiful .... and that's a face that God would only put on a pretty girl!

Donalyn said...

She looks gorgeous - but then, as one of the world's two most fabulous grandchildren this is expected. :)

Flea said...

OMG. Look how big Mark's getting!

Mae would never let me put anything on her head, from the moment she was born. Very frustrating. I got a few of those cute little fountain ponytails in, but hardly ever anything else.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Men will be men, whether in a hair salon or ladies dress shop. Too funny. Anna's haircut is adorable. Lorelai was exactly the same...I thought her hair would never grow but now it is as thick and beautiful as you'd ever hope to see.

Weezee said...

Anna! You look marvelous!