Haircuts

They’ve needed them for a while, but last night I decided I shouldn’t wait any longer and bed time needed to be pushed back for haircuts.  Here are the before and after pictures:

Jonathan

Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of his long hair. Apparently I haven't taken any pictures of him for a while.

Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have of his long hair. Apparently I haven't taken any pictures of him for a while.

I promise I didn't mess up his eyes when I cut his hair.

I promise I didn't mess up his eyes when I cut his hair.

See - his eyes and smile are still fine. But all the good pictures are blurry!

See - his eyes and smile are still fine. But all the good pictures are blurry!

Jonathan said he likes his new haircut.  He and Emma agreed that he looks very different, but better.  Now he doesn’t have long hair like a girl.  It’s not perfect but I think I’m improving.  And the fact that the clippers take care of most of the work helps a lot.

I hadn’t planned to do Emma’s hair last night, but she was insistent that she wanted to look like Jonathan.  I convinced her that shorter hair (but still MUCH longer than Jonathan’s) would be good enough.  No way am I buzzing her hair!

This picture turned out bluish, but I loved her smile so I'm sharing it anyway.

This picture turned out bluish, but I loved her smile so I'm sharing it anyway.

Here's a non-blued "before" picture.

Here's a non-blued "before" picture.

Emma’s took a lot more work.  And a lot more tears.  When I’m basically buzzing Jonathan’s head it doesn’t matter as much if he moves a little – the clipper guard ensures it doesn’t get cut too much.  But Emma’s hair was much more demanding.  To get it even, I needed her to hold still and not bend her head.  If you’ve ever tried to get a three year old to hold her head still for more than a minute or two, you know exactly how well that went.  But we did finally get it to be at least acceptable.  And no, I didn’t end up needing to buzz her hair.  Thankfully.

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Not perfect, but not too bad – especially since this is only my second time cutting girls’ hair.  And Emma says she loves it.  Bryan and Jonathan say it looks great.  So maybe I did a fairly good job after all.  :)

Two down, one to go.  No, not Kathryn.  (I don’t want to touch her hair for a while – a trim may end up much more drastic!)  Me.  Bryan will be relieved when I finally get my hair cut again.  We’ll see when that happens.  I’m definitely not going to cut it myself, though!  :)

And, for the fun of it, here are some other pictures from this month, for your enjoyment:

Jonathan for Dr Suess Day

Jonathan for Dr Seuss Day

Kathryn wanted to join in the picture fun, too.

Kathryn wanted to join in the picture fun, too.

Jonathan and Emma were detectives. I cut out the holes for them (they were originally colored in circles that Jonathan planned to have cut out so they could see through the magnifying glasses. The empty space half of each paper is for them to write down what they see. I think this was a rocket ship to explore the solar system. The big chair is for me. Kathryn didn't have a chair, but I could hold her on my lap. Note the craisin - of course we had to bring along a snack! Jonathan led the tour, including handing out sun goggles for when we were visiting the sun. Then we ran into aliens so they had to leave the rocket to go fight them off. What a trip! IMG_5107
Blurry, but a smile. I couldn't resist. :)

Blurry, but a smile. I couldn't resist. :)

5 Responses to “Haircuts”

  1. The haircuts look great! I love long hair on little girls, but I realize it takes a lot to keep it looking good. I’m so happy to see you playing with the children. What good parents! Kathryn looks so little in her container. Thanks so much for this! Gramma

  2. Looks great! You guys have GORGEOUS kids. Seriously.

  3. Thanks! For the record – I loved Emma’s long hair, especially the curls at the ends. But she’s been so determined to do her own hair lately and she just couldn’t get it brushed very well. Plus her hair is like mine and quickly starts to look unbrushed in about half an hour anyway. Ah well. I did like the curls though. :)

  4. Emma will be glad for the shorter hair when it starts getting warm in a few weeks!

    Also, I had to laugh when you said you didn’t mess up Jonathan’s eyes during the haircut. My mom once cut my eyelid while trimming my bangs. (It didn’t hurt me, but my mom was pretty traumatized!)

  5. Oh, bangs! I remember being so nervous when those were being trimmed! I think I got pinched once and that was bad enough for me. Yeah, I’m glad I wasn’t trying those with Emma. I think it may have been more traumatizing for both of us.

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