Finally!! I have succeeded in giving the boys passably nice home haircuts! The second home haircut that I ever gave Reed was my only success until now. Evidence of last summer's horrible flop:(I know I have a somewhat sick sense of humor, but his expression just begged for it.) That's what happened when I asked Phill to do their haircuts, and instead of using my words like a big girl, I said, "Use the more setting." Thinking MORE hair left over, and of course he thought more CUT OFF. Can you blame him? He took the first cut and I turned around and gasped. We had to finish. The boys looked like they were going through chemotherapy for the first few weeks of summer. At least they weren't hot, right? Rrriiiight?Poor guy. Looks like Samson losing his strength. "Nnnnooooooo!!!!!"
This one is the second haircut I ever gave Reed, and it turned out just lovely. It was just after this, when his hair started to get coarse and grow in five different directions, and I became somewhat addled by the daily toils of being mom to two and then three, that my haircutting skills took a serious nosedive.
But look! Today I have regained whatever I lost--composure?--to cut my boys' hair in a passably nice fashion. It's still wet in the photos, and I can see where I made my mistakes, but at least I didn't have to pay $20-$30 to go get it done. And that's every six weeks! I'm not joking when I say our family needs a haircut fund. Phill gets his hair cut every six weeks, the boys need theirs cut every six weeks, and my hair ought to be thinned every six weeks. Do you realize that that is about $70.00 every six weeks? Ridiculous. So if I can do it this well myself, well, I will. Yay! Yay for my first homecut success in three years. Oh--I ought to mention what helped. We watched a YouTube video of haircutting with scissors, and Reed liked it and wanted to help. He gathered a towel and everything for me, and was very patient and still. Seeing how awesome Reed was, Jaxon wanted in on the fun, and so his went well, too!