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Jody got his first haircut

Jody had his first haircut at 14 months old. That was the first and last haircut ever up until Monday.

We have been talking about cutting his hair for quite some time now especially since he’s starting school next year. I mean, why continue with growing it if it has to be cut off anyway.

If it was up to me, I’d never cut his hair cos I always feel like his hair is so much part of who he is. It just doesn’t make sense that he would go through life without his gorgeous head of hair.

We’ve never actually imagined him without hair but sadly as he grew older he sometimes asked us to cut it off cos he hated doing his hair. In fact, I wasn’t even allowed to touch his hair for a long time. His aunt had to do it most of the time.

For a few months now, we’ve chatted about cutting his hair alot and on Monday o finally built up the courage to do it.

His hair was about mid back length but when twisted it shrunk to shoulder length. We haven’t gone too short but with the shrinkage it seems real short.

To him it wasn’t a big deal as it was for me but the entire process caused a whole lot of tears. For him, not me. I’m just glad it’s behind us.

I went for a tapered cut because I didn’t want to go too drastic. I’m sure we will have to go much shorter for school but I’m just going to hold on to his hair for a bit longer. Also, wash day will go so much smoother from now on and that’s something I’m truely grateful for.

Till later

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