We are a very big family starting a very small farm in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia.
Monday, December 12, 2011
And then Wild Thing Asked for a Haircut
He has a very specific cut in mind. He described how the bangs should be "straight from here to here" he showed me, "and then it should go down to my ears" and then it should be long but not as long as now"
I was a little nervous, the first time I cut his hair for him (at his request) he burst into tears and had me tape the locks back on). This time he took one look in the mirror and started to giggle. He giggled for a good 20 minutes, while he brushed his teeth and washed his face.
I feel very strongly about bodily integrity and not cajoling children into doing things you know they don't really want to do. Wild Thing loves his hair (maybe because he was such a bald baby for such a long time!) and has endured teasing about having such long hair and still held onto his lion's mane. He had bangs for several years and then decided that they were not to be cut either.
As a mom, well lets just say I'm very happy to see that sweet little cherub face again!