When Benjamin was born, he had hair. Oh, not a full head of hair like his big brother Tobin did (who got his first haircut when he was only 18 days old), but a respectable amount. :) Somewhere along the line though, Benjamin's newborn hair fell out and--maybe because of all the skin trouble he had, or maybe just because--he ended up being pretty much bald for quite a long time--longer than any of our other kids.
But, as is customary, hair grew--so much so that, by the time Benjamin was 13 and a half months old, he looked like this.
A little shaggy. :)
Every so often, Jeff would bring up Benjamin's need for a haircut; but Saturday evening, November 5, was when that turned from conversation to action.
the haircut that really cut off his long locks, I wasn't particularly emotional and didn't even shed a single tear about this milestone for Benjamin. Maybe Jeff purposefully waited until I was ready for this?
I'll admit, however, that I do sorta miss his long hair. ;-) Oh, I think he looks handsome with a neat, short cut, that's for sure; but I kinda liked his fuzzball look. ;-) Benjamin misses it, too, since it is no longer long enough for him to grab hold off and pull. He is a HUGE fan of pulling hair, as anyone with long(ish) hair who comes near enough to his grasping hands can attest to.
But little by little, he's growing up and leaving babyhood behind. It is the way things go, after all, whether or not a mother is quite ready for it!