Sunny 9 for 2009 October 31 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (3) Momentous occasion: Gunnar has been needing a hair cut for awhile. I dread it. Since buzzing his head in July I haven't had to do anything since then. It has been a nice reprieve. I can't emphasize enough how miserable it is to complete the task. He cries, flails, screams, jerks, and makes the whole ordeal unbearable for everyone involved. I am surprised we haven't been kicked out of the salon before, even though a person more or less discretely hinted not to bring him back, and many a times the haircut was cut short. no pun intended

I've been grooming Gunnar for the upcoming haircut saying things like it sure would be fun to go to Chuck E Cheese. If you get a haircut, we could totally go and have so much fun. That and the usual candy bribery. The other day I proposed the option again, and Gunnar went for it. There was definitely some trepidation in his eyes and face, but he agreed, and Lily was trying to be helpful by giving his tips like it's okay, just suck your thumb, it's okay. That girl really wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese so she was going to support Gunnar as much as possible.

When we got to the barber, Gunnar willingly got in the chair and was very sad and scared but he gave a chuckle when they put the cape on while I was talking about all the fun rides there were at Chuck E Cheese. I was keeping his eye on the prize. This was HUGE, and a good sign. While grooming him I told him they were going to go whrrrr in your hair but it's not going to hurt, and you are going to get pokies in your shirt but we are going to go straight home and get them off in the bath. I think telling himm all about it before the fact helped a lot.

Like I said Lily was standing right there giving him moral support the whole time saying it's ok, it's ok, almost done, you can do it. I am so proud of Gunnar, for the first time in his short 3 yrs of life he made it through a hair cut without crying and clawing his way out of the chair. Seriously, a big deal. I really hope we have turned a new leaf because the hair cut took half as long since the person was actual able to continuously cut without interruptions, and the experience was a lot more pleasant. You better believe we went to Chuck E Cheese that night. So awesome. I'm looking forward to the barber maybe even having time to do a style haircut in the future and not just some snip snip and call it good.


Posted by Jenni at Sat Oct 31 2009 16:17

OMG, I DREAD haircut days! And times it by 4 now...Josh insists that I cut his hair too most times. I seriously hate cutting hair--wish I didn't know how sometimes. When the boys get older they're gonna have to go to a barber if they actually want a style though---I only do one cut! =)

Posted by Susie at Mon Nov 02 2009 11:35

good for him. We've only had to do one hair cut so far, and I don't think Maggie even noticed. Not looking forward to all the boy hair cuts.

Posted by melissa w at Mon Nov 02 2009 14:07

ok, i can't WAIT for that. BOO. Actually, we are thinking it's time for a trim for Miss Tillie and I am dreading it. She barely sits still long enough for me to put an elastic in her hair. Let alone a nice trim.


And, how cute is Lily? I love that she was a big support through it all. SOOO funny.

Glad you all won in the end. Who doesn't love Mr. Chuck E. Cheese? :)

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