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