Let's just get this out of the way. I shaved Gabriel's head.
Like, all his precious curls are now blowing through our yard in the Summer breeze.
I'm a little surprised at the emotional response I've had to the loss of his locks. I even considered just banning him from the blog until it grows back. But, hey, my name is Nicole and I have an addiction to giving my children ridiculous haircuts. It's who I am people.
Plus, Gabe kind of digs looking like his Dad and his head is shaped way to perfectly to keep him hidden from the World Wide Web.
I'd been thinking about giving him a little Summer Buzz for awhile and when one of our favorite Minnesota Boys got his head buzzed to look like Uncow Awon, I just couldn't resist. Gabe needed the Purmort Cut too.
Only problem is that our clippers was missing the guard and I failed to notice until I was halfway up the back of his little cue ball head. I frantically sent out picture texts to Nora and Andrew begging them to tell me this toupee look wasn't as bad as I knew deep down it was.
Even through text messages I could tell Nora was about to spew milk out her nose at his Mr. T Hairflap. If I remember correctly, Andrew told me he looked like Kid and Play and begged me to just cut it all off.
So Gabriel went from baby boy hair model to seriously bald.
Like, y'all, he was totally bald.
By the second day, I actually could sort of convince myself it wasn't that bad. Lord knows he was proud of his "haiwah"
And I may be totally insane, but by day three I swear it was already growing back.
I'd love to tell you that this time I'm officially, seriously, swear on my Mama, never going to cut my kid's hair again, but let's be honest, I've done that before and obviously have no problem going back on my word.
He's still cute and it will grow back. I'm laughing at how traumatized I was that first day. This was like a life crisis for me. I was in fight or flight mode and looking into baby wigs (which do exist). It was probably around day four of the Buzz Cut of 2012 that I realized how flipping stupid I was acting. The dude is gorgeous with or without hair and even if he wasn't, who cares?
I have a ton of growing up left to do.