Our little guy got his hair done and he’s blue like Sonic the Hedgehog.
T had been talking recently about wanting to colour his hair.
After swim lessons last Saturday – where he did his first two consecutive laps for the first time! – we visited the barber.
T sat patiently for his turn and it was cute watching him sit calmly on the barber chair like a big boy.
This was only the third time T got his hair professionally cut. The first of which was two days after he moved in back in 2016 – which a bumpy experience (see below).
Other than one other visit to the barber, the hubby had been cutting his hair the last 6 years, and has done a great job, while saving money too!
T had never shown interest in styling his hair, until recently. Last weekend, he wet his hair then styled it with his hands. It was a sign he was growing up.
It reminded me of when I was just a bit older than he is now, when Pa used to take me to the barber.
One time, we went to Chinatown and I asked for a mushroom cut, because that was all the rage in Grade 5.
Getting a haircut, in a way, is a bonding moment between father and son – and it was not lost on me that I was now in the father’s shoes.
While I stayed with T, the hubby went to get hair dye at the pharmacy next door, which he applied that evening at home.
We picked the colour blue because Sonic the Hedgehog is one of his favourite characters. He often races around the house and outside, like he’s the video game hero.
It started off well, until the dye started dripping down T’s face and, well, turned it a bit blue.
T freaked out and said he looked embarrassing and I wish I had a recording, because it was comedy.
But thankfully, the hubby rubbed it off with baking soda.
And you know what, T looked amazing!
The next morning, he even let us put gel on and he said many kids at school commented on his hair.
By Tuesday, he was back to not caring to style his hair. And that’s ok. We’ll hang onto our carefree 7 year old for a wee bit longer, thank you very much.