Friday, November 21, 2008

A First for Both

My boys have never had tons of hair... especially little bald Josh. But seeing as we will have many pictures taken this weekend for Jason's wedding, (uncle "Js Js") we decided it was time for first haircuts. I just assumed that Josh would have the melt down. He hates being "handled." (never try to clip his nails) So I thought that Cookie Cutters would be a good first experience for the boys.

You can see here that Josh could really care less what is being done to him. I couldn't get a closer shot since my other hand was holding Jack down. (as you'll soon see) My theory about Josh is this: as long as it was a cute girl doing things to him, he wouldn't mind it. Those who know him, know what a flirt he is.  (hmm, where would that come from?)

Jack, on the other hand, wasn't as mellow as usual. He screamed the entire time. To give him some credit, he was suffering from a sinus infection. As he was oozing from every hole in his face, the stylist was so gently and patient... and fast. Luckily, the haircut only aged him by about a year. (I told the girls to keep them looking like my babies!) 

Overall, I was impressed at the speed of the cuts, the patience and cute personalities of the stylists, and, what toddler doesn't love going home with a balloon. BUT, I spent $30 for the 20 minutes we were there. That's craziness. It was a good for a first time, but we'll stick to the $6 haircuts thanks.

A quick personal note:
I have started teaching again! Some have asked me where, and this is honestly the first time I have had time to blog in 2 weeks. I am a D-track AM kindergarten teacher at Butterfield Canyon Elementary. (in Herriman... the SW corner of the valley) I just finished up the 2nd week today, and all is going great. My class is fabulous, as well as the other K teachers. This was a sudden opportunity, but it came from a highly-respected principal, and at a time when who knows what is going on with this economy. So, Dan just doesn't work in the mornings and I get home after lunch and can play all afternoon with the boys. It seemed to be a good fit, and I get to do what I love. (plus, to brag a bit, I'm really good at it!!) I think all moms should leave the house for 4 hours a day... to keep sanity and love her family that much more.


pwells said...

I agree about leaving the house, but if you go and spend it with a roomful of 5 year olds, where does the sanity come in? :)

GhostFXTrader said...

So much for the Led Zepplin look I was hoping our boys could have!

Karen said...

Wow, that is pricey, but hey, they'll look great at the wedding! Btw, I would LOVE to leave the house without my kids for 4 hrs, but I have to agree with pwells. You are one amazingly patient woman!

Nat-a-baby said...

Hey Lindsey, what a funny story about your boys. I'm glad you posted the pictures of them so I could get the visual. They really are so different, I guess. Happy Thanksgiving!

Erin said...

I haven't dared take Sammy to a hairstylist. He screams and thrashes around like he is possessed when I do it. It takes a lot of threats and bribes to do a semi-decent haircut. But then again he might be nicer to someone besides me.