Friday, April 16, 2010

Red Letter Day

Gus has been idly talking about getting a mohawk for a couple of years now, but this year he insisted that he was serious. His father/coach had also requested that he get a haircut since last year he was always fussing with his hair under his catcher's mask. Gus has been rocking the long hair look for a couple of years now, so this year when he announced suddenly that it was time for a mohawk, I was skeptical and then worried that it might be too big a shock.

In true fussy-mommy fashion, I suggested that he get his hair cut short on the bottom and leave it long on the top for a while till he got used to it. I printed out pictures from the internet (you get to some uneasy-making sites if you google "boys haircut"), I lost sleep fretting (what if he bursts into tears at the barber's? what if he tells the kids at school that he's getting a haircut and then chickens out? what will they think?). My goodness, what a lot of effort a commited mom can put into her fretting!

What happened was this: We went to the barber. We told Maria what we wanted. She did exactly what we asked. Gus came off the chair with a huge grin. Fauxhawk success!

The whole time she was cutting his hair off, I started getting a little weepy (because I am insane) and thinking "Oh look he's so handsome! Oh look he's so handsome!" I hadn't seen his whole beautiful face since he was a baby.

We then went bowling and he won both games. He insisted it was the mighty Power of the Fauxhawk. We had water ice. We went to the drugstore to buy hair product (since I don't even own a blow dryer, let alone anything fancier than conditioner). We went to Science Night at his school, and his friends (especially the girls) went wild. The coolest girl in his class saw him across the room and mouthed "I LOVE YOUR HAIR!" He then disappeared from my side and spent the night running around with his friends and generally being about 3" taller from pride (and hair product).

It used to be about getting an A on an exam or a promotion at work. Those things are good, but this is better.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

THAT is an excellent haircut! (I accidentally typed "haircute"!!! it seems appropriate!) Love that boy!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

What a guy! Proud to be his grandpop!

10:53 PM  
Blogger SparkCrafted said...

Hey Diana! I can't figure out how to email you directly from the comment you left on my blog. :-/ ANYWAY! Thanks for the quilt praise. I'm smitten with quilting now!!!

12:46 PM  

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