Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hair cuts

I grew up watching my mother cut my brother's hair. She cut everybody's hair in our family. With 5 boys and a dad with ridiculously quick growing hair equals a lot of hair cuts! I have no idea if she just started cutting hair, but knowing my mother it was the case. That she just figured out how to and then did it.

Well I had given a few haircuts before we were married. Mostly to missionaries funny enough, they'd ask if I knew how and I said not really but I could try. And somehow that was enough for some of them. Not sure how THAT worked out, but anyways.

I gave Regan a hair cut when we were dating. And I did a T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E job! Like we ended up having to mostly shave his head from the bald spot I gave him when the clippers got a little feisty. (in my defense I had never used clippers before (always just scissors) and they were NOT a good pair. They would cut and then not cut and then all of a sudden start cutting again.)

Well over the almost 10 years we've been married my hair cutting skills have gotten better. It's nothing amazing, but it works. And we don't have to pay anyone to do it.

Well when Alden got older I thought, hey I cut Reg's hair why not Alden's. Well I have given him some bad hair cuts too. And I am lucky enough to live close to someone now who is a hair dresser. And we fixed up a trade. One that works for the both of us. She cuts our hair. And I took their family pictures.

Sometimes it's good to say, hey I can't do this. Alden sits politely there for her (which he never did for me) and she actually knows what she is doing.
Sounds like a good trade to me! :)
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4 comments:

KellyLady said...

that is an AWESOME trade! Cliff does all the boys hair...at least for now...and usually does a pretty good job. I'm awful at it!

Abby said...

Hahahaha! I started cutting Parker's hair only because I couldn't find anyone else who would do it - no matter how much I paid them (he used to act like he was dying when he got his hair cut!). My first attempt left him with a bald-patch above his right ear, but then I gradually got better. By the time Ezra came along I'd had enough practice with Parker to simply throw him into the mix. Shaun won't let me touch his hair - he must still remember that bald-patch of Parker's . . .
So, I've figured out the boys (at least in one style), but I can't for the life of me seem to get Naomi's. Everytime I try I mess it up - royally. So she and I go off to the stylist. Occassionally Shaun will take Parker with him and it's a big deal because he gets a little toy at the end (and he always sits much better for them than for me). So maybe my kitchen salon will phase out soon. I suppose at some point it will become uncool for mom to cut their hair anyway, and that'll be alright. I don't have a problem taking it personally - but I do like to save the money (just means I can spend it on other less practical things right?). Sounds like you've found a great comprimise!

Kristin said...

I've been cutting my boys' hair for years now, and I am simply AWFUL at it....thank goodness for hair gel, i just spike up most of the mistakes ;-)

M and J Smith Family said...

Mike won't let me try and cut his hair and I don't blame him. I tried to buzz Brayden's hair and left two bald spots so now Mike does it. Just a skill that isn't mine to have.