Time for Bobby’s hair cut. Okay, okay I admit it. It was WAY past time for his hair cut, but it was SO cute. At least I thought it was! I’m sure many wondered why the crazy mother didn’t cut it sooner, but hey, I’m the mom so I get to decide…or Daddy says, “Cut his hair right now!” which ever comes first!
Several years ago Jason decided that one way we could save money was by me cutting his and the boys hair. I was so worried about it at first. I didn’t want to mess up his hair. Jason, my husband, gave me that look and said, “I don’t have enough hair for it to matter!” He promised he wouldn’t hate me if he didn’t like it. He purchased a cheap pair of clippers at Walmart. With fear and trembling, I still remember giving Jason his first hair cut. He knew exactly what sizes of clipper guides to use for the cut he wanted. It was incredibly easy!
There have been times here and there when I made minor mistakes or missed something that I went back and finished later, but nothing crazy embarrassing, at least not yet. The boys have never seemed to mind me cutting their hair. They just sit or stand until I’m through.
That first pair of clippers were no longer working very well after over a year of use. My sisters in law who both do hair encouraged me to go to Sally’s and get a good pair so that’s what I did. The very nice lady at Sally’s recommended the WAHL Designer clippers that were on sale and also came with the PEANUT trimmer. I’m loving them!
And there he is! He looks so handsome with his new hair cut that I almost don’t miss his wild, crazy hair. But he looks so much more grown up. Sniff!
Awww…I remember when my sister in law gave my nephew (who will be 6 next month) his first haircut. I was SO sad. That’s when they go from a baby to a little kid. I’m not even a mother, and I certainly understand (thanks to my nephew) why you held off as long as you could.
I agree…Bobby certainly looks handsome.
Susan Evans says
I hate cutting my kids’ hair, but I still do it because it saves me hundreds of dollars over the years!
I bought a good set of Wahl clippers and started cutting my boys hair a few months ago. I was tired of paying for haircuts at the barbershop that I really was not happy with. The last time it was shaved too short on the sides (bald) and it had steps as well as being higher on one side than the other. That was the tipping point when I decided enough. My boyfriend who cuts my hair, promised he would help me so I took the leap. The first haircuts were a little scary for me, I was afraid I might mess up, but I figured the worst case was that I would have to buzz them. The boys took it really well, my older boy wanted his longer so my boyfriend took over with the scissors for the top. After the haircuts I sent them to the showers and checked the haircuts after for strays. They came out great, better than the barbershop and I got compliments from family and friends on my handiwork. The first haircuts paid for the clippers and with time, gas, as well as the cost of haircuts, I figure it will save me hundreds each year as well as better looking haircuts and happy boys.
Shannon Schmid says
Great job! What is a Peanut clipper? 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 The Peanut clipper is the smaller one that you use around the ears.