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Madelyn’s First Haircut (mullet to bob transformation)

Last week I watched my baby transform into a little girl before my eyes as she got her very first haircut. I was the emotional mom snapping pictures and grabbing a few locks of hair to bring home as a keepsake (maybe this is weird, but my mom still has mine, so the tradition continues).

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Let me begin by saying that my kids are complete and total opposites. Not only are they boy and girl, but their personalities could not be more different and I love and appreciate each one for who they are and the different characteristics they add to our family.

When it came to my son’s first haircut (he was 2.5 years old mind you, with less than an inch of hair) it took multiple attempts before the haircut actually took place. And when it did happen, he was on my lap and many (many) tears were shed. This continued for at least the first three haircuts despite the cool chairs, fancy TV’s or candies that were used as bribery. He hated it but he looked extremely handsome once it was over.Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 11.15.59 AM

Then there’s my daughter. Of course, being opposites, Madelyn’s hair has been growing rapidly…rapidly into a mullet that was getting worse by the day. I plan on growing out her locks, but after one too many mullet comments from my sister I decided she needed a trim. Of course I was emotional about her sweet baby hair being cut, but I knew I had to bite the bullet at some point. I took her to see my stylist fully expecting her to be on my lap with my hands doing their best to hold her head still so she didn’t end up with any nicks or cuts. I know, totally different child, but I couldn’t fathom a child actually sitting still for a haircut. I did however, bring my camera in tow just in case I got the chance to be psycho mom. Wouldn’t you know it, the little booger sat in her booster (plush pillow underneath and all), reclined, calm and cool as a cucumber the entire time! That alone made me tear up, haha! But I walked around snapping pictures, enjoying the process almost as much as she was. The end result was an adorable baby bob that I cannot get enough of.

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Thank you to Kayla at Portfolio Salon in Boalsburg, PA for treating my little girl like a princess! She’ll be back ;)

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