boden has been in serious need for a haircut for awhile now. i've been putting it off mostly because of how much he loved his last haircut - see here, and because i secretly keep hoping it will start curling in the back (which doesn't appear to be happening in the slightest bit - in fact someone told me last week that it looked like his hair was flat ironed - lol). what is happening is it just looking a little mullet-like and the stocking hat i put on him when we go out is not helping his look at all. i think a lady at the store called him a 'she' the other day too.
so, for some crazy reason this morning i decided to attempt to cut it myself - i am no professional, but i've cut michael's hair with clippers a couple times and honestly i didn't want to pay $20 to have boden scream and yell again. i put him up on the bathroom counter and turned on the clippers. i used the longest guard we had, but it still cut about 3-4 inches off! once i saw how much was coming off i wanted to quit immediately, but he probably would have looked pretty silly, so i had to finish it. surprisingly he actually thought it was fun. i made funny noises each time i ran the clippers through his hair and he laughed and overall did really great. he started getting upset at the end though because he kept getting hair in his mouth and every time he tried to wipe it out he would get more in there because his hands and arms were covered with hair. (i've made a mental note to cover him with a towel next time)
and this is after i finished. it's so short now! doesn't he just look so old now? michael loves the new haircut, and i suppose i agree it's adorable, i'm just having a hard time getting used to his "big boy haircut".