Yesterday was a big day. Bigger for me than it was for Ronan, I think. I so very much didn’t want it to be a big deal, and at the same time – it IS a big deal. I didn’t cry, or get hysterical, nor did I feel like something monumental had changed.
I don’t know for sure how to feel about it now, a day later. I feel like it IS pretty monumental.
Ronan had his first hair cut.
We went to Snip-Its, which is a kid-oriented place in Huntersville. There are funny looking characters everywhere, and every hair cut station has a TV attached. They offer animal crackers and suckers for your snacking pleasure.
Ronan sat up in the chair like a pro, and immediately requested “That?” and a steady stream of animal crackers kept him busy.
The before shots:
Very interested in the little movie.
That is a SERIOUS baby mullet.
Ronan’s stylist (I don’t know what else to call her?) put the cape around his shoulders, and he didn’t seem to mind. He didn’t really even notice that she was doing anything at first.
Mouth full of cracker.
He was very pleased to get a sucker. Started checking out what all the other kids were doing.
“Woah! What are you doing back there?”
“Okay, let’s take this off now.”
All done. Big boy with his big boy hair cut!
The view from behind. No more baby mullet! But no more curls.
In the end, I was super proud of him for how well he behaved, and can’t believe how different he looks. Brock and I both feel like he looks younger, rather than older… more like he did before his hair started growing in!
And there we have it. A big first for the baby books. Never again will a hair cut matter so much. Never will we be able to go back to the time before. Our baby boy is growing up, and he’s definitely not a baby any more.