Monday, 7 April 2008

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

Firstly. This project was temporarily postponed over the weekend due to a number of factors including a poorly Grace (ear infection in both ears - youchy), 8 loads of laundry (really must try to keep on top of that more), and some friends round on Saturday night for a catch up and a bit of Wii sports. I have made some progress, but I thought it was a bit rude to continue sewing when our guests arrived. Hmmmm. I'd sign up for this group, but I think I might have to withdraw my application ;) On the other hand, just think of all the crafting I could get done if I made more of a commitment to the cause!

In other news. There was an incident of what could possibly be construed as child cruelty in our house over the weekend. I was cutting Kendo's hair (probably my least favourite job in the world (apart from maybe ironing) even though it only involves attacking it with the hair clippers). There was some joking that if Egg got too near me I might start on him. Then there was some discussion that he really did need a hair cut (me thinking possibly a decent trim). After some deliberation I decided to have a go with the #6 guard on the clippers. Which didn't work spectularly well, on account of the wriggling (if you've never tried cutting the hair of a small person then try to imagine attempting to shave an octopus whilst simultaenously shoving it into a large bag, that should about sum it up). Eventually I gave up and just attacked his head with the #4 blade. So he's gone from curly mophead, to Ewan McSkinhead (thanks Lou ;)) in the space of 30 minutes. Typical that the day I cut his hair off is the day is snows though isn't it - poor munchkins got permanently cold ears!

Here he is before:

*Yes, that mess you can see way in the back ground is the current state of my craft room!

and here he is after:


It's taking me a while to get used to it, and I still have the occasional "who's taken my son and replaced him with this bald child" moment. I think it makes him look older, and he's still bloomin' gorgeous (biased? Me?) so I'm sure we'll all get used to it. If not, well hey, it's only hair and it'll grow back after all.



Lou said...

Do you know, as much as I oved playing with those lovely golden curls of his, I'm loving the new do! Looks like a proper rough and tumble little boy now!!

April said...

He looks like a big boy now!

April xx

RachelC said...


He does look so grown up now!

Locket Pocket said...

Ooooh Haircuts! At least he didn't do it himself like Daisy did when she was 3!

Re the quilt swap - as you had already tried to leave a comment you can be in the swap if you still want to - just email me your email address (mine is on my profile) and I'll get the details sent out to you. I will need to hear from you today though.

Take care, Lucy x

Marmadaisy said...

Ohhhh! All those blond curls how could you?

kim said...

I have always loved looking at those gorgeous curls, but he does look incredibly cute and grown up with the new haircut. I'm afraid we aren't too far off from having to do the same, but as long as I can hold DH off, I'm still trying.

Unknown said...

oh my goodness he looks so big now!! *sniff!!* well done.

and seriously... "shave an octopus whilst simultaenously shoving it into a large bag" ?! ROFL!!!!!

Mrs Moog said...

He does look a big boy now! Did you keep a curl or two?

Now that he's 8 Monster is asserting himself by growing his hair. If I hear one more grandparent comment about how they prefer him with short hair, I'll scream!