At two years old he cried and refused the idea- blue in his hair.
Haircuts at that moment were difficult- when we tried a couple different places, where he was held in the chair while some cut rapidly, clippers hidden away in an effort to keep him calm.
The scissor cuts were never straight.
The offer of a rock-star blue hair style was a bribery in an attempt to even get him near the chair willingly- which utterly failed.
A step up from the normal spiked hairdo that usually dried his tears that was never reached.
His first haircuts were easy and quick- the clippers going deftly around the ears and a little spike in the middle to make toddlers happy.
Then he rallied against them, and once was even a team effort with myself and Mr. Wonder to get him in a chair without tears.
We did take a break when his first calm haircut in a year led to a cut behind his ears from the clippers.
After three his hair grew longer. Less trips to haircuts, more opinion from Wonder Boy lent to longer haircuts.
I would take him in when he started to resemble a Beatle around the ears.
Longer hair in the summer meant long bold cold streaks that came in overnight.
A wedding came and went with only a little trim in the front and around the ears.
Funny enough, as cute as Wonder Boy was with his blond hairlights that never seemed to be trimmed away I mised the buzzy cut of his youth.
Part of it, I'm sure, was just the nostalgia or when he was a toddler.
Part of it was how much older he looked with very hair cut.
This last haircut was sorely needed and I told him we'd cut it shorter for tee ball.
No hair shoved out of the back of tangled in a batting helmet.
No worries about that morning tangle that still happened on the way to preschool most days, making me wonder why I brushed it at all.
He gets to OK the haircut, since it's his hair and I knows he behaves better if he is confident about what is happening.
So when we drove the half hour to the mall that has his favorite haircut place, I told him I'd like it short for baseball but he can have them style it however he wanted.
He said he wanted it blue.