Yes, my boy is three.
Yes, I am posting haircut pictures.
No, this isn’t his first haircut. But yes, this is the first haircut he sat for without complaint.
It took preparation: “Oliver, we’re going to cut your hair after supper tonight!”.
It took setup: His kitchen chair pulled up close to the TV.
It took distraction: A video. One he hasn’t seen before. And it had a car in it. That helped.
It took bribery: Chocolate. A tiny box of Smarties that, to a toddler, seems like a big ole pot of gold.
But he sat and I cut and, for once, I could take my time and do it all. And, perhaps most importantly, I didn’t have to maneouver my scissors around flailing limbs and a bobbing head!
If your kid has always sat for a haircut, good for them. But if you’re the mom of a spirited toddler and you get what I’m saying, take comfort in the fact that it will turn around!
Maybe we’ll try him with an actual hairdresser soon? Cause I get the job done but I really don’t know what I’m doing!
This is terribly blurry but I love his strike-a-pose look…
And, of course, we need a ‘Smile!’ picture…