A Boy's Rite of Passage Into Summer

My son experienced a rite of passage into summer last night.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the kick-off of summer, and it’s supposed to be 97 degrees here on Sunday. 97!?! My pregnant body is not happy.

But I digress, back to the boy.

I guess this is something that happens for most boys around this time of year, but we’ve yet to do it with our son. And since I grew up will all sisters, it wasn’t something that happened in our home when I was growing up.

So last night, my hubs brought out the clippers, and we buzzed all my son’s hair off!

He looks so much older to me. And, I have to say, so cute.

I told him that he looked so cute, and he said, “Mom, I am NOT cute!”

So, of course, he thinks he’s a big boy and is so proud of his hair cut. I know it will be nice and cool for him this summer, and it was so easy for us to do ourselves.

I’ve always cut my son’s hair, except for one time when my hubby took him to the cheap hair cutting place, and I didn’t like the job they did anyway.  But, he has really, really thick hair that grows super fast, so I know this will be so much easier to maintain this summer.

Here’s a quick photo recap of his first time experiencing this summer ritual:

  • Before 1 of 6
    Getting ready for the big haircut!
  • That Tickles! 2 of 6
    That Tickles!
    He did not really like the feeling of the clippers, but he was a good sport!
  • Bowl Cut 3 of 6
    Bowl Cut
    Should we have left it like this? 🙂
  • Almost Done! 4 of 6
    Almost Done!
    How easy was that?
  • Sister Love 5 of 6
    Sister Love
    His sister wanted to get in on the picture action.
  • After 6 of 6
    All finished and looking mighty handsome (not cute, of course)!

Emily writes about green and natural living at Live Renewed.
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