Silas got his first official haircut yesterday. It came after weeks of debating whether or not to follow through with one. The last straw was one morning when I was getting Silas ready to go to daycare. I handed Silas a "to-go" applesauce packet for him to snack on while I finished packing up his lunch. It didn't take more than 10 seconds for Silas to squirt the applesauce all over his fingers and then for him to comb his fingers through his long locks.
If you have to spend more time tending to your toddler's hair than you do your own, maybe it's time to give them a haircut. And so we did. We put Silas in his high chair, Rob put a cartoon on the TV and I loaded Silas up with fruit snacks. And then we started hacking away.
We took turns and said some of the following: "Does that look ok?" "I don't know what I'm doing" "Ok, that's it, I should probably stop cutting"
It's not perfect, but we managed to get it done without any tears and without spending any money.