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Desperation is the mother of "just do it!"

So, after a couple of hot Summer days, Dave and I thought Bryn was looking decidedly hot and itchy with his long hair, and we agreed that I should take the plung and give him a crew cut - the last one he had was 2 years ago...

I thought I'd take the opportunity to do the big boys as well before the new school year.... Meanwhile Ari - who no longer feels the need for anything more than a couple of cat naps during the day - was going to sit in the rocker and watch us...

Bryn went first and was fine until the last two minutes, when he suddenly - without warning, I will point out - decided the clippers made a horrible sound and he wanted to STOP NOW! So, Bryn screamed the house down for 120 loooong seconds while I got rid of the worst of the"leftovers" around his ears - I think his hair still looks a little "not perfect", but I wasn't prepared to torture him any longer just for my own sense of aesthetic - near enough was good enough this time around...

Luey went next, and he's always a dream to clippered, doesn't complain, follows my instructions to a tee, quickly done...

When I went to do Erik, Ari final;ly decided he'd had enough of the rocker. I fed him and attempted to roll him to sleep in the pram, but he didn't want to know. I HAD get Erik's hair cut because Erik still hates having it done, but hadagreed today under bribe of a choc lollipop - it was a seize the moment situation...

I thought about putting Ari in the tube sling, but cutting with a baby in front is kind of awkward, besides which the hair settling on him would seriously irretate him... So, I bit the bullet and figured out how to get him on my back in the baby hawke! I was so proud of myself I hadto get Luey to take a pic! And despite looking like the braless troll woman that I've been emulating lately, I'll post it here...



And here are the crew cut crew all together :)

Comments

Amanda O. said…
OMG that pic is TOO cute! Expressions, placement and the same-but-differentness of all four boys. Although Ari doesn't look amused to have been left out of the haircutting biz!

Must be the time for hair-cuts... La got his done a few days back when I trimmed all the dogs. That sounds a bit awful but the only way he cooperates is if he's pretending he's a dog.... ~_~; I figure he will either end up remarkably well balanced or in therapy over the dogs anyway, might as well take advantage and give him short hair meantime. ;-p
Juniper said…
OMG, these are such cute pix! Seriously, the last one should be blown up in a frame for sure!

And I love the pic of Ari in the Mei Tei on your back! I had my DS on my back from 3mths old, and he loved it! He looks so comfy up there, and enjoying the action!

Can't wait to catch up IRL - Ari is growing too fast!
Pagan Rach said…
Malachi decided a month or so ago that he wanted a haircut with 'the noisy thing' but changed his mind at the last second... he agreed to scissors tho, so over a few days he had most of a haircut, LOL. Ah I was sad cutting off his little dreads!

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