Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Haircut Catastrophes

Now, I know I'm not the only one to ever have issues getting my children's hair cut at a salon, so I know that many of you will sympathize/empathize with me.  To start, some may remember the last haircut, which happened to be Zekey's first.  Both he and Braden did so well.  They both got right up in the chair, listened to the ladies cutting their hair and got decent haircuts.  Well, this time we get in there and its just me this time, no Sam to help, but I'm determined because these haircuts are long overdue.  Okay, we're in there, waiting for our turn and the boys are doing so well.  They are behaving and sitting in their chairs being patient little gentlemen.  Then Braden gets called.  He does fine.  Gets in the chair.  I tell the lady what I want her to do and she begins.  Now its Zekey's turn and he goes straight to the chair and the lady helps him into it.  I'm thinking, "Great!  Another good experience at the salon!"  Yeah, right after this thought goes through my head, Zekey all of a sudden realizes he doesn't want to be up in the chair and starts the fussing process.  Then the lady puts the cape around him and the process is furthur initiated.  We now have full out crying.  At the same time, the lady cutting Braden's hair is having trouble with him keeping his head still, so I have to go over and give him some instruction on what to do.  Meanwhile, Zekey won't stay still either and I have to go back over to hold his head in place for the lady.  Yeah, that didn't go over too well.  He was also starting to have a cow because he couldn't get his hands out from under the cape.  I gave him my phone to otherwise occupy him which didn't last long.  He "talked" on it for a few seconds and then handed it back to me.  Okay, back to Braden.  Still having a bit of trouble staying still, especially as she's trying to use the clippers.  He's extremely ticklish and is squinching his shoulders up to his ears as she's trying to clip around them.  (This is the point where the circus music that you usually hear played in conjunction with all the clowns getting out of the clown car and running chaotically all over the place starts playing in my head...click here to here an actual rendition)  Okay, back to Zekey.  She asks me to hold his ear folded down so that she can get her clippers around it.  (Last time, I wasn't ready for the clippers on him, but I thought this time would be okay.) Remember, he's already crying and trying to get down.  Then she nicks his ear...twice.  Now, we have screaming.  This is the kind of screaming I usually have when we are at the doctor's office and shots are involved.  By the way, did I mention there were several people in the waiting area getting to listen and witness this whole dramatic interpretation of A Haircut?  I only had a moment for a passing thought about what the critics would say and then had to delve back into the confusion.  So, now Zekey's ear is bleeding in two places.  I'm still trying to hold his head still for her to finish as best she can, all the while holding a tissue on his ear to keep the blood from dripping everywhere.  I'm thinking there's an Oscar in this somewhere, though I don't know who would receive it.  We had so many well-played roles!  Anyway, she basically did what she could and decided to stop.  Poor lady!  I felt a sorry for her having to go through that!  After we got Zekes out of the chair, all was again right in his world.  Braden's haircut turned out really well, while Zekey's has a decided slant to it.  I did shape it up a bit last night with the scissors, but....well, let's just say it will grow back out.:)  The moral of this story?  Well, for me it is that Zekey is NOT ready for clippers, yet, and I will wait until Sam can come with us to join in all the fun! Thus ends another chapter in our saga...stay tuned for next time when who knows what will happen!? ;D 

5 comments:

Rosemond said...

I can just picture this! Poor mom! It is always funny in retrospect, though... =)

Mzzterry said...

Have you thought of buying clippers and doing this yourself? It could be less traumatic for all involved. But I must say this made for good blogging material! Oh the joys of motherhood!

Juliet said...

That gives me a hilarious picture in my mind! :) I'm sorry!

My kids have never been in a salon. We do it ourselves... Brian does the boys and I do the girls. So far, no major mishaps :)

DyessFam said...

Well, see we do have our own set of clippers and scissors, but I always end up making Braden's hair look funky and Sam has basically one kind of haircut he gives, which until the summer is too short for right now. I was trimming Zekey's hair just in the front and I guess I'll have to start doing it myself again for a bit. I'm good at giving a bowl haircut. :) Its the most forgiving. Yeah, girls hair would be way easier for me because there are less levels. I cut my own bangs most of the time and I gave myself a haircut about 6 mos ago. Maybe someday, I'll have a girl and then we can see. I may need to go to a salon day course or something...do they have those?!

Nessa and Jeebs said...

i love catastrophes- I can just imagine you 9 months pregnant limping back and forth between your children, holding heads, and sopping up blood- hehehe- ahh this baby is kicking the CRAP out of my bladder today- I think I may have just wet my self- argh!!!