I’ve never had to take a child to a first haircut before. Having only mothered boys for the early mothering career, the first haircut always fell firmly in the Dakotapastor camp. And, since he was taking them to decidedly male barbershop in a n act of male bonding, I stayed home. (I usually took a much-needed nap.)
Now, I have daughters along with my sons. Haircuts have really not been an issue, as both girls spent their entire first year and most of their second year bald. In the past six months Lizzie’s hair has sprouted, and Emily’s has begun to fill out. Looking at their hair makes me realize that these girls are the worst identical twins ever! As a matter of fact, some days they don’t even look like sisters!
I call Emily the low maintenance twin. She still has very little hair, and what she has, lays flat on her head, no cowlicks, no curls. I don’t have to brush it (but she likes me to).
Lizzie, however, is a hot mess. Her hair is thin and corkscrew curly and blond and fuzzy. When we were in Grand Marais, camping, the air was perfect as her hair behaved in perfect yellow, ringlet curls. Strangers stopped to comment on her hair. Women claimed to be jealous of her hair.
The problem with Lizzie’s hair is twofold. We don’t live in Grand Marias, and she has a bad habit. Lizzie is a thumb sucker. but, she is a two-handed thumb sucker. While she is sucking her left thumb, she wants her right hand to be busy. So, lately she has taken to twirling her hair. And, as her hair has gotten longer, that has led to her twisted locks turning into impossible knots. Every morning I would work a wide toothed comb through her hair with detangling spray, get everything looking neat and tidy. And, like clockwork, five minutes later she would have a knot on the right side of her head. I had to cut some out.
She was looking so bedraggled that it was time for a cut. So, after dinner last night, I took the girls to Great Clips for Lizzie’s first haircut. (Emily made it abundantly clear to me that she was not getting a haircut!).
Other than wrinkling her nose when getting into the chair, she did wonderful. Her stylist was quick, and fun and even saved a curl for us, along with a “Baby’s First Haircut” card. The best part was that I had a coupon for a $6.99 haircut . . . cheap is good!
So, what do you think? Doesn’t she look cute? (And she might even look like her sister’s twin.)
Chime in! When and where did your child get their first haircuts?