I gave Aiden a haircut today. For the first time. I don’t know how to cut hair, actually, so this was a big deal.
Many years ago (in our first year of marriage), Mr. Universe thought it would be a good idea to buy a nice set of hair clippers and I would learn how to cut his hair. That way we could save a little money. Not much, but a little, anyway. The first time I tried to cut his hair, he kept telling me what I was doing wrong. I was getting frustrated, and I didn’t want to give him an absolutely horrible haircut, so finally I gave up. I went to our neighbors and asked the wife if she knew how to cut hair.
“No way!” she replied. “I tried to cut Matt’s hair and he got all upset so I won’t do it. ” We then enlisted Matt to come over and finish off the Mr. Universe’s haircut. I have not attempted to cut his hair since. He doesn’t mind getting the $8 cheap hair cut (most of the time!), so that’s what we do instead.
About two years ago, when we had first moved to Reno, we decided that if we worked together, we could cut Aiden’s hair. Aiden was always really good when we took him, but doing it by ourselves turned out to be a very traumatic experience. Ches and I ended up yelling at each other, the haircut was horrible, and we took Aiden to a “professional” to fix it. He likes going to the “hair cutting store” (as he calls it) and being a big boy. When he does well, they give him a balloon. He loves that. So I’ll spend a few bucks to get that done.
Aiden’s hair has been growing and growing, and he has really needed a haircut. Because of this heat, I thought he might like a nice buzz cut, and I know I can do that! Well, I’m pretty sure. I finally convinced Aiden to let me try, and if he didn’t like it, I would take him to the hair cutting store to get it fixed.
This morning, Aiden asked for the hair cut. I buzzed his head. I was so nervous, but I couldn’t let that show! Well, Aiden is very pleased with the new ‘do, but I don’t like it. I miss his longer hair already. He almost looks bald because all the darker, redder hair was cut off and he’s back to being mainly a blonde. Combine that with his really light eyebrows and his pale skin, and I think he looks a little freaky. Oh well. It’s only hair, and his grows fast!! In about a week or two it should be more normal looking.
Oh, and Ches doesn’t yet know I did this. Boy is he going to be in for a shock when he gets home from work! I’m trying to decide if I dare to Dallin’s hair now.
Note: I took some pictures, but the camera battery died. Once I find the other batteries, I will add the pictures to this post.