Friday, July 24, 2009

Redneck Haircut

Jacob got his first redneck haircut last weekend! Up until now, I have just been trimming his hair with scissors while he plays in the tub. There hasn't really been much hair to trim, so it wasn't a big deal. But, the older he gets, the more we are starting to realize he needs "real" haircuts now. "Real," meaning, a real redneck haircut. Who needs fancy barbers? The kid is 1 and a half. Surely we can do this!

So we bought a decent set of clippers at Target. I guess that means it wasn't a total redneck haircut...we would've needed to buy them at Wal-Mart or the Dollar Tree to make it redneck through and through. Ha, ha!

Anyhow, we bought some clippers and gave it a whirl. All in all, Jacob did well. He wasn't too thrilled about the noise or the vibration on his head, but hopefully over time he won't be too bothered by it anymore.

We were a little cautious on cut #1. We used the longest guard and only did the back and sides, leaving the top as is. It is always easier to cut more frequently than to try to paste hair back on!

To make it even more redneck, we stripped him down naked, strapped him into his booster seat, and put the whole display out on the patio for all to see. Jacob cried some, but not much, and kept yelling, "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I am sure the neighborhood thought we were abusing him.

Enjoy the photo journalism below....

Just trying to get him used to hearing the sound of the clippers and being strapped into his chair. Note the look of anxiety and trepidation on his face.

One of the first cuts. Oh boy! No backing out now!!

Jacob screaming, "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I am sure he was also saying something along the lines of, "put the camera down you crazy woman and save me!"

The finished product!

A sweet tasty reward for tolerating such abuse.

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