Jake has been cutting the boys’ haircuts since they were itty bitty. I would get them for the first year and I was allowed to take them to get their baby hair cuts. But after that, Jake took over and he gave them all the same hair cut. The same buzz cut. Every. Time.
S3 is the one who decided he wants his hair to be long. And this causes all kinds of grief because “Daddy ain’t raising no hippies” and S3 is very protective about not having his hair cut.
Recently we visited our area Tech Center. In our school district we have a Tech school and they offer all kinds of classes. We were there for the first time and while we were there to check out the AIS class for S1, we happened to find the cosmetology school.
The cosmetology school was located right next to the classroom for the AIS class and they were offering free m&m’s and my husband was bored and suddenly had the bright idea that maybe “all them hair cutters” were bored too and would want to show off their hair cutting skills on S3.
As it turns out, they don’t cut hair at the Tech Center.
They do, however, cut hair down the street at (as Jake calls it) The Barber Shop. Their hair cuts cost a $4.99.
Jake, who cuts the boys hair to save money, jumped all over the chance to get the boys hair cut at this great deal.
He also tried to convince me that I should go to get my hair done there as well – THINK OF ALL THE MONEY WE WOULD SAVE – and I gave him a look that has us not bringing up this subject again.
S3 is pretty excited that a PROFESSIONAL will be cutting his hair.
S4 is worried to death. “I only want someone I trust to cut my hair,” he explained, using his puppy eyes on Jake. “What if they mess it up?”
We all explained to him that since he only cuts his hair in one style – blade one buzz cut – he should be pretty safe.
He isn’t sure.
So Jake thought he would offer them this song of encouragement.
He is so helpful.
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY. S3, S4 and I are headed to the Barber Shop (it’s not called that but that name is now stuck in my head) and I am totally bribing S4 to get through the day. And NO ONE is touching my hair – well, except Hannah because (and I quote) “I only want someone I trust to cut my hair.” – . I will attempt to get before and after photos and not forget because I feel we will need photos for tomorrows post.
As I write this, S4 is loudly proclaiming in the chair next to me as he waits for Red Green to come one, “We could be saving money and you could be cutting my hair but OH NO! WASTE MONEY ON MY HAIR!”
This ought to be a memorable day, for sure.