Ben has the thickest, curliest hair out of all of our kids, which is a common trait for a little guy who has CdLS. Whereas Jonny and Isaac were well over 2 years old before they needed any kind of haircut (and I suspect Nate will be the same), it didn’t take long for Ben to need a trim.
Until now I have managed to cut Ben’s hair myself. Recently, however, he has become much too strong and moves far too much for me to safely use scissors to cut his hair. So Mark called up the hairdresser who normally does his and the big boys’ hair, and we made Ben an appointment. Remembering the hysterical screaming from Jonny’s first haircut there a few years ago, we told her to make it for a time that the shop wouldn’t be too busy.
So last Friday we took him in. He did surprisingly well! In the photo below he is being silly and floppy, not realizing what was in store for him:
At first he was understandably mad…
…but then he settled down and actually seemed to enjoy it. Or maybe he resigned himself to his fate.
He looks SO much neater and more comfortable now.
We are going to try to have him go regularly so that he gets used to the process. Wish us luck!