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