Friday, May 21, 2010

gone are the days of the potential mullet

it's always been a struggle to get our lil guy to sit still as he gets a haircut.  i even attempted to trim his hair - which ended up looking like "moe" from the three stooges.



so, we usually end up growing it out, quite long sometimes, because he's not a huge fan of getting his hair cut.  here's dom (at a year old) before his very first haircut:

 i do miss this hair on him...

so, that being said, this is how the semi-mullet came to fruition...  a friend of ours used an electric razor to cut dom's hair.  prior to this, all of his haircuts involved a comb and a pair of scissors.  i think the sound may have been a little intimidating.  dom decided that he doesn't like the razor very much and, that he didn't want to sit anymore (meaning - he had a major cry-fest and freak-out)... so, he ended up with a faux-hawk, just like dad!  i wish i had a better photo, but here's one taken with my phone: 


it was really cute, until a week later - when it started to grow out.  we would try to coax him to get a haircut or a trim to maintiain the look, but he was so traumatized the last time that even chocolate didn't help!  so the half-mullet was born...

 (source)

on top of his growing mullet, a major tail was in the works too (twice as long as the one shown above), and the sides were looking like the top of a chia pet...

so i said, time for a hair intervention...

dom is almost three and can pretty much maneuver himself around www.pbskids.org (he's only allowed to browse for less than 15 minutes at a time) - i think it's his favorite website so far...  so, one morning i decided to do a little negotiation.   he gets to watch his show on pbs kids, if we go to the barber first.  in an instant, he agreed!  (a point goes to mom and dad - lol)


he was such a trooper, he was feeling a little hesitant at first, but a couple of kids came in and sat in their barber chairs, thank goodness for them!  the rest of the experience was a breeze! (thanks sharon for letting him spray water all over the place).

here he is with his "action shot" and his lollipop:

he's wearing his favorite pj's

hmmm, now that this worked, i wonder what else i can achieve with this successful negotiation???

happy friday!!! 
xo, carla

ps. i'm posting a sketch for the sketchbook diary this weekend, hope you come by and visit again!

6 comments:

ART OF NAIL said...

adorable baby!

cArLa said...

@ art of nail - thanks mae!!! he's growing up so fast... he won't be a baby pretty soon :(

Miss Carlen ::LT:: said...

you're hilarious! I love the mullet sketches! that's classic. dom's hair looks awesome!

jozen said...

awe! dom is such a cutie pie!

CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

OMG Carla...he is just PRECIOUS!! So cute!!
And his haircut is so darned cute too!!

cArLa said...

thanks everyone, i love funny posts, so i decided to do one, because my hubby is really crushed about me cutting his "potential" mullet - lol. glad you liked it!