We took Emmett for his first (professional) haircut last weekend. I'd cut it before myself, but it was the first time we actually took him somewhere to get it done (and he was starting to look like a hippie). Let's put it this way -- he was not a fan. Nope ... not one bit. He was in the chair for less than a minute before he started crying and screaming. They ended up pulling over a bigger chair so he could sit on my lap, and even then it was a struggle.
[caption id="attachment_1157" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="teary-eyed, before the major breakdown"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1158" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="appeased by mom's lap and an animal cracker"][/caption]
The only bright side of the situation was that we went to Snip-its, which is dedicated solely to children's haircuts and was more than prepared for the situation, armed with bubbles, singing hairdressers, animal crackers, lollipops and cartoons to battle less-than-happy customers like Emmett. It was a little costlier than I would have liked, but I can say with confidence that for kids uncomfortable with getting their hair cut, it's the best way to go (for at least the first few haircuts). Two thumbs up for Snip-Its! Below, Emmett shows off his new 'do and reflects on hair first haircut experience ...
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