well, folks, the inevitable has happened.
choi boy got his lovely locks chopped off. and not just a trim, mind you.
no, no, it's a full-blown hair makeover.
and makes me sad because he looks like such big boy now. :(
i reeeeeally wanted to keep cb's hair long because he has really gorgeous hair that falls so nicely, but the poor kid was sweatin' up a storm in the hot weather and was getting all kinds of gunk in his long hair from playing (rolling) outside. so, i sucked it up and agreed to give choi boy a short cut for the summer.
now, you may recall how choi boy's last haircut went down. 'twas not so pretty.
this, time, we wised up and headed over to a salon that specializes in children's haircuts. i was a wee bit (okay, a lotta bit) nervous because i knew some mommas had taken their kiddos to such places only to have the trip result in totally botched up hairstyles. but, i brought a picture as a reference and hoped for the best. or at least hoped that it wouldn't be the worst.
choi boy was not too happy about the whole situation, but we had him sit on his appa's lap, turned on some d0ra, gave him an elm0 toy and a lollipop and he settled down.
he still wasn't thrilled, but he tolerated it and kept a very close eye on what was going on.
after a minute or so, relaxed for a bit as inches of hair (sniff...) fell from his head.
he even played for a little,
and caught up on some d0ra.
when the haircut *still* wasn't over, choi boy got a bit suspicious and kept alternating between checking himself out in the mirror,
and giving me pleading looks of desperation.
cb *nearly* lost it when he realized his lollipop was covered in hair.
(and, i may or may not have swept in and gotten the hair off by licking it and spitting out the hair. may or may not have.)
by the time the magical glowing clippers (yes, they glow, that isn't my flash reflecting in the mirror!) came out, cb had had enough and was DONE.
and thankfully, so was the stylist.
and the result (as momma looks on with crazy eyes)?
total big boy look.
choi boy was thrilled to be done and zoomed next door (hence the blurriness) to the toy shop to give hugs to his pals from the street.
seriously, who is this preschooler in that picture?!
i have to admit, choi boy still looks pretty darn cute (in my humble, unbiased opinion, of course), but man, now that he doesn't have the long hair to balance out his cheeks, they look HUGE!
it'll definitely take some getting used to...this morning when i went to scoop cb out of his crib, i had to do a double take because i had forgotten what he looked like with this new hair!
at least it grows back.