Friday, March 7, 2008

Ellie's First Haircut

Two weekends ago, at age 3 years and 2 months, Ellie received her first haircut.

One would think Ellie would have hair down to the ground after this length of time, but for some reason, her hair just does not grow. It is almost comical at this point since we have been assured there is nothing wrong with her.

The other funny thing is that she did not even really need a haircut. In fact, Leah and I argued for weeks about whether to cut it or not. Leah argued that she had a mullet and that it needed to be cleaned up. I argued that all little girls have to go through a mullet stage at some point before having long hair and that by cutting it, we would only create a second mullet stage for our daughter.

All to say, Leah won the argument and so Ellie got a haircut. However, we probably made a mistake in letting her go with me to Dominion Barber in McLean. This amazing barbershop is a place and a post in itself, but as you can imagine from the name, it primarily serves a male clientele.

When the moment arrived for Ellie to take her turn after watching daddy get his hair cut, Ellie did surprisingly well and we did not experience any of the typical crying fits or temper tantrums associated with many kid's first haircut. Again, this is probably because most kids get their first haircut around age 18 months rather than at 3, but nonetheless, it was a pleasant experience.


The only problem was that I don't think the lady knew Ellie was a girl. She did not speak much English so I just kept trying to say things like, "Oh Ellie, your hair looks beautiful" and "you are just like a princess" to try and tip her off. However, my tips may have been a bit late as Ellie emerged with a haircut that looked surprisingly like all the little boy's haircuts on the wall.


Thankfully, I don't think Ellie knew she got a boys haircut and was very proud of her big girl status. Further, I think it is kind of trendy to have short hair these days and she thinks she looks like Tinker Bell, so all is well that ends well.

11 comments:

Lauren said...

that is hilarious. ellie does look proud...but a little embarassed as well. i think the tinker bell thing is brilliant.

graceling said...

Well, now that you cut it for the first time, it will probably start growing pretty fast. Probably:)

The Elliott's Adventures said...

don't feel bad..emma just had her first haircut in january..at age 3! and we did survive the mullet stage as well.

julia said...

so cute!

great story...love the pictures!

Susan said...

I think her haircut looks ADORABLE, very high fashion. :)

Susan said...

I think her haircut looks ADORABLE, very high fashion. :)

The Trone's: James, Misty, and Bella Grace said...

that is hilarious! we know the feeling as well...trying to give off hints that BG is a girl with short hair! she is so beautiful...

hpg said...

HAHAHAHA i love it! and ellie's facial expressions!

my hair was the exact same way when i was little, i looked like a boy til i was 5. now as you know i have enough hair for 3 people so no worries, ellie!

KCG said...

For the love - you just ensured at least a year of counseling for poor Ellie. It's a good thing she's always in a sparkling princess dress, so as to avoid confusion. And she has the flair and personality to pull off the Twiggy look.

Ali said...

This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. Our Ellie has a mullett too is this what we have to look forward to?!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I have never laughed so hard reading a blog!!!!!!! I have friends reading this for the humor. Tom, well written....Ellie, beautiful hair.
Please keep us updated on how well it helps it grow.
love yall
court. gunnels smith