As I was logging into working on a video project, I hopped on facebook just to check my notifications. I am part of a photography group and one of the notifications that came up was of a lady who shared images of her youngest getting his first haircut. Suddenly- just looking at her photos, all my memories came flooding back to me of when my kids got their first haircut. I actually cried tears when they each had their first haircut… and to this day, I beg my boys not to cut their hair because they just look so darn cute with that shaggy look.
One haircut that I documented was of my youngest getting his first big boy hair cut. He had big beautiful blonde curls that I would just bury my nose in when we snuggled up together. Those curls, they kept him looking young as since he was my last “baby”, I was milking the baby stage for as long as I could. I knew it was time for a haircut but it really just hurt my heart to even jump that far ahead.
Hubby broke the news that it really was time to say good bye to the “baby”. He grabbed his clippers and sat him outside. I sat across him them both, asking over and over if he was sure he wanted to do this. I am pretty sure I begged my hubby NOT to cut his curls. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to them.
I watched as my son sat so still. He listened to his dad as he told him how to keep his head still. Slowly those curls fell to the concrete driveway and slowly the wind blew them away. As much as my heart was happy to see my “baby” transform into a toddler, my heart was also mourning. One of the hardest things I think we do as moms, is watch our kids grow. For me it is. For some reasons, haircuts are the thing that make it evident that in fact my child is growing.
My little Jack was the perfect little boy during his first buzz cut- he actually made all the guys that were watching this big moment, very proud. And after his haircut, my little Jack looked at himself and smiled so big. As if he just climbed that biggest mountain ever created.
Do you remember when your little one(s) got their first haircut? Did you cry like me?? Did you save a curl or a snip of hair?