Log in

No account? Create an account
Sauntering Vaguely Downward [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Serious Business | Flickr
Bounty Information | Wanted Dead or Alive: Mad Scientess Nanila
Deeds of Derring-Do | Full of Wild Inaccuracies and Exaggerations

Day 71/365: Barber shop quartet [20180312|20:54]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
[Tags|, , , , , , ]
[the weather today is |pleased]

Keiki's first trip to the barber
Keiki in the barber's chair, reflected in the mirror grinning with glee as the bloke and Humuhumu look on and the barber wraps him in a red checked cloth.

This weekend, Keiki had his first haircut. Well, his first haircut that was not administered by Daddy and/or Mummy. It was by far the best hair-cutting experience he's ever had. There were no tears, there was no screaming and he did everything the barber asked him to. He really enjoyed it, and not just because he was promised a lolly by the barber at the end. I am immensely relieved that I will never again have to wield a pair of sharp scissors next to his ears while he howls his lungs out.

Keiki's spiky gelled 'do
Check out this cool dude and his spiky gelled 'do.

This entry was originally posted at https://nanila.dreamwidth.org/1136846.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.

[User Picture]From: sight
2018-03-12 23:07 (UTC)
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!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-13 10:21 (UTC)
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!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: hamsterwoman
2018-03-13 06:13 (UTC)
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

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-13 10:23 (UTC)
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
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: hamsterwoman
2018-03-13 16:25 (UTC)
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.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2018-03-13 06:25 (UTC)
He looks very smart.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-13 10:24 (UTC)
Aw, thank you! He was very proud of his haircut when he went to preschool on Monday.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-03-13 07:44 (UTC)
I, too have recently had my first barber experience, and I also loved it! So I totally understand his excitement. :-D
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-13 10:25 (UTC)
Your barber shop visits seem pretty excellent from the photos. Also your hair looks sharp!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-03-13 08:06 (UTC)
Yay ... great to hear it went well - and he looks very spiffy!
Makes you wish you had gone to the barber sooner?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-13 10:26 (UTC)
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.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)