Poor Toby has suffered through haircuts by yours truly for the past five years. Some of my cuts have been okay. Others, not so much. (Sorry, Tobes! I tried my best!) Finally, Alex and I figured it was time to turn to a pro, so we took him to a little salon in our old neighborhood with boat-shaped seats and cartoons on a TV. He was very brave.

Toby's First Haircut

Toby's First Haircut

Sweet boy! His cut is kind of choppy and impish; I think he looks like Peter Pan. I asked Toby what he thought about it, and he said, “It’s lovely.” It’s funny how something small like a haircut can make a child seem so much older. I gave him a million extra kisses at bedtime last night. He’s grown up so much in the past couple years — I mean, look at this little giraffe!

How about you? Do you cut your kids’ hair? How did their first real haircut go?

(Top photo from my Instagram)