What happened? Where did my baby go?
Connor's hair has been in a funk lately. He has really course hair, and a lot of it. Unfortunately it just couldn't seem to decide what it wanted to do. Some parts were straight, some parts were wavy, some parts were curly. And it was getting a little long. Not to mention that no matter how often it was brushed there was always some part sticking up. So, after dinner I decided to take him to get his hair cut.
It was just the two of us. Since I had decided to get it cut about 5 minutes before we walked out the door needless to say we didn't have an appointment. Luckily there weren't too terribly many people in front of us and Connor was in a super good mood. We played in the little waiting area at the front, and flipped through a hairstyle book. I picked out a great gelled mohawk look, but Connor didn't seem too impressed.
After we finished the book one of the stylists mentioned that there was a play area in the back so we went to check it out. There were two other kids playing with trains on a big train table. Connor joined them with some legos he found along the way. I was really impressed how long he stood there and just watched them move their trains right in front of him without reaching out to snag one. There is no way Ryan would have shown that much restraint. :)
Before long it was our turn to get a haircut. Connor took his legos with him and sat in the little race car. He did amazingly well. He played with the legos and watched Elmo while holding really still. The trimmer didn't even phase him. He just kept playing and watching the show. The stylist had a neat trick to get him to look down so she could trim the back. She attached one of the magnetic train cars to the bottom of the car's steering wheel. It took him a minute or two before he figured out how to reach it and get if off.
When it was all done the top was a little shorter than I expected. I walked in with a baby and left with a toddler. He just looked so different! I missed his little curls already. Kevin was pretty stunned when we made it home, too.
As for Ryan, he still has his long curly locks. At least for now. :) Unlike Connor, Ryan's hair is pretty fine. It has a way of looking cute wet or dry, brushed or not. He's got streaks on the top that are sun bleached and oodles of little curls in the back. I have always thought that the boys looked night and day different and it just amazes me how we ended up with such different children. With the new haircut I don't think anyone is going to have trouble telling them apart, even from behind and at a distance. :)