I don't think Pod will ever let a barber cut his hair. He's 2 and he's had a couple of trims by my parents. They have to distract him to do it. Haha. Maybe when he's older he'll grow out of it!
Aw. I hope he does. Keiki is 3 years 3 months now so it might be an age thing. Certainly we weren't inclined to try it any earlier!
Lookin' good! :D (I also like his dinosaur coat!)
When O was small, we had to cut his hair when he was asleep because he wouldn't let anyone near him with scissors -- us or a barber. (In retrospect, I think his issue was having to have his eyes closed while we were cutting his bangs, because this was also the kid who hated clothes that went on over his head and took a shower wearing goggles until, uh, not that long ago.)
I took him to several barbers who just threw up their hands, but then miraculously he let one cut his hair. We've been going back to that hole-in-the-wall place for the past 12 years, because the guy must've had some kind of magic O-wrangling touch XD
He loves his dinosaur coat. It's the first thing he points out to people when he meets them. :P
....Do you know, it never occurred to us to try cutting his hair when he was asleep. That would have been so much easier. Bad scientists; no biscuit!
I hope that barber stays in business for many, many years to come. :D
I will say, the cutting hair while sleeping approach had certain drawbacks, so you weren't missing out on much. It eliminated the screaming and flailing, but he most definitely went around looking like his hair had been cut by monkeys, because we couldn't see what we were doing, really.
Hilariously, the kid who could not be bribed or cajoled into a haircut as a toddler would be going to get his hair cut every two weeks now if I didn't tell him he needed to wait at least a month between haircuts.
Aw, thank you! He was very proud of his haircut when he went to preschool on Monday.
I, too have recently had my first barber experience, and I also loved it! So I totally understand his excitement. :-D
Your barber shop visits seem pretty excellent from the photos. Also your hair looks sharp!
Yay ... great to hear it went well - and he looks very spiffy!
Makes you wish you had gone to the barber sooner?
Thanks! Yeah, it does. I think we probably could have started going about six to eight months ago, which is when we were first able to properly reason with him verbally.