Unless you count shaving my best friends' heads and/or dying their hair in high school (and really you shouldn't), I have no experience doing hair. And, if you know me, you know that I have immense respect for the profession of hair styling. I think hair is important. You wear your hair every day. It is one of the first things people notice about you. It's worth time and money to have it look it's best.
Knowing this, it may shock you that I considered cutting my kid's hair by myself. Here was my thinking, though: If you have a toddler, particularly a toddler boy, you know that when you take them to the salon/barber you pay $25 for a hair cut that is going to be crooked and uneven. Not because the stylist does a poor job, but because kids wiggle when they get their hair cut. Crooked bangs and uneven hair cuts are par for the course. You can't really expect more than that. So I decided that if I was going to pay $25 for someone to give Miles a crooked hair cut, I could do that myself.
So, against the advice of the internet, I gave Mile's his very first jacked-up mom hair cut. Now, I know that just last month I was proclaiming I would never cut it, but I promised Captain Dumbass that if he started looking like Celine Dion's kid, I'd cut it. Well. I forgot to take a before photo, but suffice it to say with all this dry weather, Miles' curls were not holding up and it was falling about two inches below his shoulders and well below his earlobes. It was bad.
Here is is about a month ago, eating a cupcake:
So, yesterday, while he was slow and feverish, I sat him down in his booster seat, armed with scissors, a bottle of water, a lolly pop, and a hairbrush, and I cut his hair.
What's on his face? That would be yellow marker, lolly pop and HAIR BLISS.
Pretty good, right? I'm pretty much Vidal Sassoon, people.
I'm not going to lie. It's not perfect. The left side is a little longer than the right. But, he is little and his hair is curly, so it works.
So take that, haters. Home mom haircut WIN!