The mullet is out of here 🙂
In the past, I have always given the boy’s their first haircut and this past week Max received his first legit hair cut. So you may be thinking….didn’t I miss one? Well….it really made me upset when Jeremy’s sim card died and took it’s photos to the great beyond with it. All of the photos of LJ’s first haircut were on it 🙁 That was tragic. But I still have LJ so I can’t be that upset. #perspective
Anyhoo….so if you want to check out Will’s first haircut, read this post. And here is Weston’s first haircut….and yes it was news breaking….I buzzed him….here is the link 🙂 Love that kid with a really short do!
And this past week, it was Max’s turn. I had already trimmed his bangs and a little over his ears but the hair in the back had not been touched. Is that not bona fide mullet or what?!
I feel like maybe this haircut could have been a mistake….like with chops and a goatee, I could have made him Joe Dirt for Halloween 🙂
Okay so if you want to do this at home, I have learned a couple important lessons when it comes to the first haircut. First – use a Bumbo with a tray. Also – have them dressed….the hair itches so a tshirt is about the only thing that they will keep on (those capes never work for my kids….and if it wasn’t 100 degrees out in Georgia right now, I would have done long sleeves.
Third – use a tiny rubber band to gather your kiddo’s hair up for the memory box or book or whatever. I used a little plastic one from the Dollar Tree. And then give them non-sticky candy….Smarties work really great because usually they are old enough to grab that but they are tiny so it buys you time.
I’ve watched about a hundred YouTube videos on boys haircuts and they are all pretty similar. I feel like I usually cut the back first….the big old whack of that pony tail just for kicks….but that is only when I do their first haircut.
I just use cheap hair cutting scissors and with the boys I have a buzzing kit that makes it really easy.
Is it weird that I’m tensing up just looking at this photo? Ahhh!
And there we have it! His baby locks!
Usually it takes me about 15 minutes to do the first haircut and then I have to go back later for touchups. There is always things I missed.
Eyelash game is strong with this one.
But I really think that most people can do their own kid’s hair cuts. I have sent in Will a couple times to get a haircut in the salon but I always have to fix it later….it’s terrible. I must be going to the wrong place. But it makes me so mad to pay the money to get him a haircut and then I end up tweaking it anyway. I’d rather just give the money to Will to save in his piggy bank!
And there is the little guy with his new do! It’s crazy how grown up he looks now! And how much lighter his hair looks….such a handsome dude 🙂
And because LJ’s haircut photos are gone, I wanted to include a couple of him getting a trim too….ya know….so crazy people didn’t say I didn’t love him 🙂
LJ has always had this crazy awesome hair and both Jeremy and I love it long. We think it suits him and he gets so many compliments. Literally every time we go grocery shopping little old ladies stop us and say “His hair! People pay good money for that color! And those highlights!” And then they go on to tell us about the history of their hair color. I’m not even joking. It’s hilarious.
This is my ‘don’t-screw-up’ face. And just look at that baby with the long locks! Isn’t he so cute?! I just die when I see my kids. I mean….how beautiful are they!? I know all moms feel that way but seriously….I don’t think Jeremy and I are unattractive…we are just normal people….but our kids? They are all so different and all got the best of us in different combinations! I’m gonna have to make sure I embarrass them enough to keep them humble 🙂
So that’s it! Just a little glimpse into one of our doings here at the Bower household. Today I head back to the Pedraza’s to finish up their vent hood. It’s gonna be one of my favorite DIY’s in the kitchen. What are you guys up to?