April 18, 2010

Bertrand's First (Mama) Hair Cut

This morning I woke up with the desire to hack Bertrand's hair off. Don't get me wrong, his unruly mop of curls was adorable but it was getting difficult to manage and a little too feminine.
So like countless Mamas before me, I wielded clippers and scissors in an attempt to tame my son's unruly mane. To avoid cutting off too much, I did the first pass dry.
While it was easier to gauge the finished length, it was more difficult to get the cut even while dry. (So, there was a little, rebel, "devil horn" sticking off to the side of his head all day.)
After his bath tonight, Bertrand received a second pass on wet hair. I am pretty pleased with the result, which I am terming a "modified crew cut". I think he looks adorable, if a little more mature... and he still has both eyes and ears. No small miracle.
I feel like I earned a long-overdue mommy merit badge today! Yay!


  1. That is one good looking boy you have there.

  2. He looks so big!!!!

  3. You are awsome! Now you have this badge! Sabes que me mori de la risa cuando lo vi y lei tu post!
    Love, Titi Lili

  4. Isn't it amazing how much older they look when you cut their hair? LOL!

    I've been trimming Kyle's hair for quite awhile, but it's so difficult to do myself. So the wife of a guy at my husband's work, who's a hairdresser, came to our house to give him a real haircut and it turned out great :)


  5. He looks like a different person now, almost like a little punk rocker, I love it!