Monday, May 24, 2010

My Boy's First Self-Inflicted Hair Cut

Well, it's happened. Despite my attempts to keep scissors out of reach of little hands, Colter administered his own hair cut. Admittedly, his hair was getting very shaggy and he had told me that his hair kept poking his eyes, but two-year-olds should not cut their own hair, even if they are almost three! One morning last week, I told Colter that we would make an appointment to get his hair cut that afternoon. He must have misunderstood me and thought I meant that he had an appointment to hide in the bathroom with a pair of nail scissors and cut his own hair. I'll be more clear next time.

My boy has gotten sneaky and has started shutting himself in rooms whenever he's doing something he's not supposed to. He will shut a door and sit in front of it so that I have to struggle to get him out of the way and open the door. He also looks for opportunities when I'm not paying 100% attention to get into mischief. When he cut his hair, I was on the phone with my friend Rachel and had spent the first ten minutes of our conversation following Colter around and keeping him out of things or offering distractions, when he slipped away for a minute. As I roamed the house trying to find him, I noticed the bathroom door was shut and knew something was up. Sure enough, he was sitting in front of the door, blocking my way, and cutting his hair with a pair of nail scissors! Ack. Thankfully, I caught him before too much damage was done. He mainly cut hair that needed to be cut off anyway, so it wasn't a big deal, but when I caught him and firmly said, "Colter, you should NOT cut your own hair," he cried and cried and cried. And cried. Poor boy! He obviously knew he had done something wrong, but we'll see if he remembers. I was really tempted to take a picture of his choppy hair, but I didn't want to encourage him and give the message that self-administered hair cuts were cute, even if it really was!

Don't you love the camo?

He can see! No more eye pokage. :)

1 comment:

Banteringblonde said...

i think it must be a right of passage ... my eldest actually did it 3 different times! yikes!