So the very same day I wrote this post including my questionable impulse to trim the Mister's hair--and despite Sammi's warning that he would look too old if I did--I found myself giving the baby's head of floppy hair the stink eye from across the room. And that's when I decide to just go for it. You know, one of those How bad could it really be? and C'mon, go big or go home! sort of moments that always lead to brilliant decision making.
I'm sure the set up I had would've made every cosmetologist I know have a stroke right there on the spot: Baggins in the pink Bumbo seat munching on some crackers and me, sitting cross legged in my sweats with a pair of all purpose scissors and a kitchen glass full of water for me to dip the comb in. We were destined for success.
So the long and short of it is that it turns out he's a lot wigglier than the last time I tried this, and also he has a lot more hair now in a lot more places. Like, for example, the sides of his head. I gave it a good hearty try, but an unfortunate lunge on his part the very instant I was trimming around his little ears just might have resulted in some awkwardly high sideburns that generated some hearty laughs from a certain Daddy when he got home from work.
I offer the following items in my defense:
1. I have never been trained in the fine art of hair cutting. I'm a total amateur here.
2. It took about 4 and a half seconds for the crackers Mr. Baggins was eating to get all covered in hair, and then he got restless. Once he got restless, he really started to notice that, HEY, SOMEONE IS STABILIZING MY HEAD! WHY CAN'T I THRASH AROUND FREELY?! The obvious trauma inflicted by me depriving him of his God-given right to recklessly whip his head around brought on tears and hollering and, well, we finished up in a hurry.
Daddy mocked us both endlessly over the weekend, and today I took matters into my own hands yet again. During bath time, I sneakily picked up those orange handled scissors again and took a quick little snippity snip to the especially egregious areas on Baggins's head.
I am happy to report that with the notable exception of the sideburns (may they rest in peace) the Baggins is sporting an acceptable and quite nearly STYLISH new 'do.
Oh, and Sammi was right. It does make him look older, but so does BEING OLDER and he won't stop doing that, either.