Who am I kidding...the kids never fail to shock us - they're fucking insane. But the fact that it's summer brings me to the latest of the boys antics.
I should explain...my son normally gets haircuts at the salon. He needs them about every 20 minutes or so. Seriously, the kid has more hair than I do.
Now that it's summer haircuts switch to homemade. It's finally warm enough to buzz the boys head, which translates to saving $30 every 2 weeks so I'm all in.
This whole process is also made easier because Daddy shaves his head too and we all know whatever Daddy does is cool. The difference here is that Daddy shaves his head because the hairs on top aren't keeping up with the hairs on the side.
Until a few weeks ago we just assumed that this minor detail had gone unnoticed by the boy...
Back to the haircut:
So, D takes the boy terrorist upstairs to shave his head. No more than 45 seconds later my son comes barreling down the stairs with one bald strip shaved into the middle of his noggin crying. It appears as though he's changed his mind. NOT a good stopping point.
We get him back upstairs and talk him back into shaving the rest of his head (as long as mommy does it). I proceed to shave off the remaining hair on the top of his head. As soon as I get to the side section right above his ear he starts crying again.
Confused, I ask him what's wrong this now. Following is the remainder of our conversation:
Me: What's wrong bud?
Jax: I want my hair like daddy's (still sobbing and ducking away from the clippers)
Me: That's what we're doing, I'm shaving your head like daddy's
Jax: NO YOUR NOT!!! You're shaving my all head! (translates to you're shaving my whole head) I want mine JUST like daddy's!!!
At this point I look at Derek - who hasn't shaved his head in a few weeks. The realization hits me and I started laughing so hard I had to sit down. D still looks a little lost at the whole scene.
Through my laughter and tears I manage to explain to D that what Jaxon wants is the same haircut (or lack of) that he has at that exact moment.
My 3-year old child has just asked me to shave a cul-de-sac onto his head. And he's fucking serious!!!
I stop and put him in front of the mirror...and show him what he looks like:
Me: This is what you want? (Because even though he stated he wanted "Daddy's Hair" I assume when he sees it he'll change his mind. Hell, even Daddy doesn't want Daddy's haircut.)
Jax: Yep, like Daddy's. Long on the sides.
We didn't actually let him keep that fiasco on his head...instead daddy shaved his "all head" to match Jaxon.
Had I known that my son wanted to look like Benjamin buttons I would have been more careful about shaving the top into a perfect cul-de-sac so he could have at least sported the do for a few days.
The bonus to all of this....We found the kids Halloween costume!!!