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Preston’s first haircut

Someone got a bit of a trim yesterday.

My little boy had his first haircut this past week. His hair wasn’t growing in his face or anything, but it was looking a bit homeless-ish. His “mohawk area” was much longer than the hair on the rest of his head and it was looking a bit funny. So, I took some scissors to it. But first, I took a bunch of photos. Because everyone knows you need to take before and after photos of a kid’s first haircut. (No? Just me? I’m a bit obsessive, I’ll admit.)




I took these right after his bath, so his curls would be at their finest. His hair isn’t as curly as his sisters’ hair was at this age, but he’s still got some ringlets. They die down after a few hours, though.


I sat him in the bathroom sink, in front of the mirror so he could watch, and chopped away at the longer pieces. And yes, OF COURSE I kept a couple of the best curls in a ziplock baggie so that he can have them for ever and ever. OF COURSE I DID.

The difference wasn’t very noticeable unless you spend a lot of time around Preston. It was still uneven, though, so this morning I took the clippers to his head. I sat him in the sink again and installed the longest clip-on thingy (26mm) and hacked away. He wasn’t a huge fan, but he didn’t cry at all. It was more that I was getting in the way of his trying to figure out how to turn on the taps. It’s not perfect, but at least it’s (mostly) even.

my boy

Mr. Presto has had a cold for the last week and I’m about done with having green snot wiped on my clothes two minutes after getting dressed. It’s gross. First-thing-in-the-morning sneezes are the grossest. And his breathing sounds like coffee percolating. Thank goodness for Zarbee’s.

zarbee's to the rescue

I was given a couple samples of Zarbee’s cough syrup when I was at Blissdom, and after using those, I went out and bought a bottle of it at the drug store. The stuff works. It’s basically just honey, zinc, and vitamin C, and it’s fantastic. (I was not paid to say this.)

Here’s hoping my boy feels better in the next couple days, because on Thursday our kid count goes up to five. We’re doing some respite foster care for friends of ours, adding a one-year-old and a three-year-old to our brood for four days. Yes, I’m crazy. But you already knew that.

veedyo games

Over and out.

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  • Grannie Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:33 pm

    first hair cut is always a little traumatic, but it looks great!

  • Jen Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 10:03 pm

    He is so cute! so so cute!

    Where do you buy that Zarbees?

  • Kami Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 9:34 am

    Love his hair, nice work! I have never taken scissors to my kids’ hair – it wouldn’t turn out well, I sure. You are brave and also really good at it!

  • Angella Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:18 am

    That kid just gets CUTER. I die.

  • Kimberly Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I took so many photos of my son’s hair before I had it chopped off. I think I took shots at different angles. My husband thought I was nuts.
    I cried.
    I still get sappy when I see those pictures. Le sigh.
    He is a doll though no matter what. I want to pinch his cheeks :)

  • Meg Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 4:18 pm

    Oh golly, does he ever have gorgeous hair!!

    What a good sport :) When R had his first hair cut (done by a friend of his Mommy’s) she gave him her squirt bottle to play with.

    …he managed to get her right in the face…