To Cut Or Not To Cut?

For the last few monthsfew days, I’ve really been considering giving Alex a hair cut. I have fought and fought, insisting that we wait until his first birthday. I’m not entirely sure why the one-year mark meant something, but I just want to keep that “baby hair” for as long as possible; however, I’m beginning to think it may be time for a cut.

After his nasty cold this past week (that he is still recovering from) there were boogers in his hair constantly. Talk about gross. It’s bad enough having to wipe the nose of an unhappy and squirmy baby, but having to then wipe them out of his hair was even worse. Especially if it dried. There is nothing cute about a baby with dried snot in his hair.

He was born with a ton of hair. Everyone told us he would lose it, but he didn’t. It just kept on growing and growing. And growing.

Occasionally, I’ll put his hair in a ponytail. It keeps it out of his eyes very well, but he kind of looks like a girl. And it’s hard enough to tell whether babies are boys and girls as it is, so add in a ponytail on a boy? No thanks. And don’t even get me started on the way strangers judge you for anything and everything, so I’ll just avoid the rude remarks about how I’m going to “turn him gay” or something equally absurd.

Alex with his hair in a ponytail!

Now I just have to get up the courage to either cut it myself or take him to a salon.

But his hair is just so gosh darn cute!:
Alex standing in the doorway

…maybe I’ll wait.