After posting some photos on my facebook account of my baby boy – I realized how much he really did need a haircut. With his bangs hanging down into his eyes (do you call them bangs on boys?) , his hair flowing down well over his ears and the wisps of blond flying all around his head making him look quite wild – it was probably past time for him to get his hair cut.
With girls you can hold off on this “Rite of Passage” for several years thus convincing yourself that your little one is really still a tiny baby. Something changes in their “look” after that first haircut. It is like instant aging. They go from a baby to a child overnight. <sigh>
Since this is definitely something that needed to be done with Daddy, I knew I was running out of Saturdays to pull this off before it got so long that everyone was calling him a girl! I was determined to find a “real” barber shop (complete with a barber pole) for his first haircut although after calling around to several, I quickly found out that many of them did not attempt to cut the hair of a 17 month old. Finally we hit the jackpot when we dialed the number to “The Village Barber” in Lincoln Center, one of the oldest and poshest shopping areas in our city. They exclaimed to us “Of course – we do anyone 0 to 100!” We jumped in the car and headed over to the barber shop…to be thrilled to find it had a barber pole!
They had Daddy sit down in the chair and put Daniel on his lap for the haircut. It was precious! I snapped photos fast and furiously only stopping occasionally to admire my two favorite guys and take in the moment.
The football game on the big screen got both these boys attention!
Isn’t this so very precious?
I love Daniel’s concentration on his Daddy
The “barber” Tina (who is apparently the only female on staff and always gets assigned the little ones) did a great job with a moving target. To top things off, we even got a certificate at the end to put in the scrapbook along with the precious lock of blond hair. The only problem is that the certificate said that he was officially “graduating from babyhood”. 😦
I am only all to well aware, that these precious years will be over in a blink of an eye and I will be looking up at my handsome blond haired “baby boy” as he “graduates to manhood”. I will savor each moment
We will most definitely be coming back to this shop as our first boy’s hair cut tradition. We had originally hoped to go the the Barber Shop in Red Bluff where Dan got his first haircut…but unfortunately it was no longer in business. Hopefully the Lord will bless us with at least one more baby boy to carry on the first haircut tradition and then perhaps the boys will someday take their boys to this classic shop as well. Wouldn’t that be great? Since this shop has already been in business for 53 years, I am sure that this is a real possibility.
Here is the final results of the baby who became a little boy!
Thankfully this morning I caught a glimpse of my sweet little “baby” boy as he lay sleeping in my bed – and remembered the words from the beloved book – Love You Forever
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living,