Our baby got his first hair-cut yesterday. It was a bittersweet moment. It all happened in a moment of spontaneity on my part. I had given T-Bone a bath and was towel-drying his hair. Bone came out with a full head of hair, and it has only grown since. Unlike some babies, he doesn’t have a head of thick curls, just long strands that hang down and around his face. So I decided, on a whim, that it was time for a trim.
I grabbed Chris’ goatee trimmers, dug out a comb from a random bathroom drawer, and secured Bone in his high chair. The moment had come. Chris was out praying at a city council meeting and would be home shortly. Since I wanted to tackle the hair while it was still wet, I went ahead and made the first cut. The silky strands fell smoothly through my fingers into my open palm. There was no going back now. It took several minutes for me to work my way around T-Bone’s head. I had to sacrifice my comb in order to keep him happy. Needless to say, his daddy was a bit shocked when he walked in the door and saw his newly shorn boy. Although he was a bit disappointed, he wasn’t angry and conceded that although he wasn’t ready to get rid of “the mop head”, the new ‘do was fairly cute. Chris then got the hair clippers and rounded out my choppy (literally) work.
After it was all said and done, we were left with a chubby cheeked baby boy whose expressive face we could see much more of. Although I’m a little sad in the end (the mop hair was pretty cute) I feel good about the change, and Bone wears the new ‘do very well. I’m also proud of Chris and I that we were able to manage the cut on our own. The whole process sort of illuminated the areas in which Chris and I excel. I jumped right in and started chopping, and Chris came along and worked through the details.
This is the first of thousands of haircuts T-Bone will have throughout his life. However, no matter how much hair we remove from his head, he will always be our “sweet baby boy”.
Blessings and Peace,