Thursday, April 26, 2007

First Haircut and "You're a Man!"


I dread giving my kids their first haircut and push it off as long as I can. I guess to me when I cut their hair for the first time I feel like I am relenting and accepting the fact that I don't have my baby anymore, I have to accept they are getting bigger as the soft fuzzy baby hair falls to the floor. It is this reason why none of our children have had their first hair cut until well after their first birthday. So yesterday I gave in... a little. I was trimming Joseph and Sam's hair so after they were done I plopped Ben up on the chair and zipped up the back and around his ears. I am still not willing to cut off all his golden locks up top. I must say though that he was the most behaved of the three boys. He sat perfectly still and jabbered during the entire process. Needless to say it was more traumatic for Mom than it was for him.

Another funny tidbit about Ben is his eating habits. Last night we were eating dinner and Ben started fussing. We couldn't figure out what he wanted. He didn't want milk, he didn't want more peaches or rice or chicken. We got him down from the table assuming he was just done at which point he walked over and climbed up in my lap and lunged for the bowl of brussel sprouts I had just put one the table. He sat on my lap and happily ate his fair share and a few others. His favorite foods, brussel sprouts and broccoli.

Sam and Joseph are right in the middle of the name calling stage of their childhood. It drives Ronny and I crazy although we do get a chuckle out of some of the new things they come up with. Sam's latest insult, "You are a man!!!" This is really funny when Joseph yells back at him and accuses him of the same thing. Uncle Jon comes today. We need to fill him in on some ground rules.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Just look at those big blue eyes!He and Jacob could be brothers.

James & Anjanette said...

Ben seems like such a content little boy. I bet it's nice to have one who will sit still. "You're a man"? not too much of an insult. When will you be in California next?

LizzyP said...

You mean Sam isn't saying "No, no, dodo" anymore? I should really let Joshua know that the he can move on from that since Sam has. What funny kids.

Jon said...

Ground Rules??!! Im uncle Jon. I SET the "uncle rules". I back down to no rules........except of course, moms rules. so yes, i followed the ground rules. Yes liz, there were some "no, no, dodo" out of sam. Joseph worst was "you're REALLY dumb!" classic line. more to come on my trip. stay tuned.

Jon said...

...i cant spell sometimes. sorry.