True’s first “real” haircut!

Jul 3, 2013 | Being A Mama, Life in Progress

(First haircut, before and after. He looks so grown up – bittersweet! Almost 3 yrs old.)

You guys, I am having some serious mama pride at the moment. I figured out how to cut True’s hair. I have to share it with you as I’m certain I’m not the only mama of a toddler boy who just isn’t thrilled about going to the barber shop (we’ve tried, a few times,  and the little guy won’t budge and we don’t have the heart to push him).
SO, I you tubed “how to cut toddler boy hair” and this video popped up showing how to cut with clippers.  Then, I watched this video showing how to cut with scissors. I ran out, bought the Wahl clippers and then went to work using both the clippers for most of the cutting and then the scissors for the top of his head. The entire thing took about 15 minutes. It was tear free (for all involved) and True watched an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba while I went to work. Easy! 
There are so many (so many) moments of defeat when it comes to motherhood, that when a big triumph comes along like this one, it feels, well it feels incredibly joyous.
Here are some pics showing the process:


Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (6 comments)
  1. Jamie Hawk-Walker

    Way to go, you did great gor a firt timer♡ I have done the same an today as my kuds are 26 &32 they still prefer my hair cuts over barber ♥ U

    • Jamie Hawk-Walker

      The fingers hit wrong keys 🙁 I mesn first time an my kids hope you know True is a very lucky boy to have such loving parents ♥

  2. curlygirlpress

    Look at that big man with the guitar? Where did baby True go? Awesome job, Kelly Rae. I'll remember this post someday when (if!) Forrest gets any hair… = )

  3. Kim Smith

    You did such a great job, Kelly Rae! My boy is 24 (almost 25!) and I used to just give him a buzz cut. I couldn't figure out how to use scissors to cut his hair. I was only able to just trim my daughter's hair with scissors (just the back and the her bangs) 🙂 .

  4. Anonymous

    Sweet boy. Sweet mama. Great cut.

    I feel like a proud auntie!


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