Tuesday, October 20, 2009





My little fella needed a haircut. 

It is a time that I dread.

Imagine, if you will, how a child may cry if he encountered, say, a ten foot tall monster with huge claws and shark-like teeth that chased after him yelling “I’m going to EAAAATTT YOOOU!!!” 

Then, multiply that by a thousand, and you may have a slight idea of how Joseph cries when he comes face to face (head to razor?) with the clippers.

It’s not pretty folks.


So, generally, our motto is

a) Go fast!


b) Make it count. 

As in, Cut it short enough that it doesn’t have to be cut again for months- if ever.


Without further ado, I give you, my poor, poor bald baby:

( And he looks balder in person, because his hair is much lighter without the flash)


Yes, he looks like he may have just gone through a horrible bout of head lice.


Or, maybe he is related to Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle.

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And thank you for those of you who will, undoubtedly, say that Joseph still looks cute.  We think so too.  But, as his parents, I think it is okay if we go ahead and say that he looks a little, teensie bit LESS cute.

The good news is that he will, potentially, not have to get his hair cut again until summer.

The bad news is that he has his Two Year Old pictures coming up next month…

Any tips to make hair grow faster?


Ter said...

oh it doesn't look too bad. Boys should have short hair! :)

T Rex Mom said...

It looks pretty good in the photos. We hear you on haircuts. It's an ordeal here too. We let T Rex feed the dogs and that buys a little time.

It will look fine for photos. We're very partial to short hair on boys around here.

Momma said...

Not as bad as I had feared while reading the entry. I was thinking of how Christin used to SHAVE her boys heads. Still....they are all adorable in their own way, even baldish. He looks like he has just been through an ordeal with those big, sad blue eyes.

blueviolet said...

No, he's not less cute. I'm sorry but he isn't.

Jen said...

Aw he looks cute.

TRexDad said...

As a Dad who cuts the hair of his son of the same age as yours, I can tell you with authority that you did a fine, fine job. Anyone who tells you differently has obviously never tried to cut the hair of a squirming screaming toddler!

Maureen said...

I think he is as cute as ever... I do wonder if that boss truck shirt was a treat for getting through the traumatic haircut?

Rachel said...

Whatever, he is not bald. He looks cute.