Monday, July 23, 2012

Need to Wait!

If you've seen the pictures of my newborn son, you may have noticed something: he was born with a full head of hair.
Zachary, June 2012

April 2012
I don't mean normal thin, fine baby hair, but long dark brown with natural redish blonde highlights.  It's actually pretty incredible.  It's impossible not to notice the long dark hair (sometimes more red than brown, depending on the light) and think "wow that baby has a lot of hair."  In the hospital, the first 24 hours of his life, I kept looking at it and touching it and when people first see him, that's usually the first comment.

My husband's?  Wow, he's going to need a haircut soon.  Don't get me wrong - I'm usually a fan of short hair.  Noah's hair never goes over his ears.  As soon as it starts to grow out, we take him to our local children hair cutting place and get him a trim. But, Noah wasn't born with this much hair.  Noah started to need a haircut a little before he turned one, but I refused to let him get his hair cut before his 13 month appointment with the Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom.  My husband actually took his nail scissors and cut a little, much to my protest. 

Zachary, at 10 weeks, has such a full head of hair, I can't even imagine how long it would be at 1.  He is starting to get the standard baby hair loss in the back, but it's still long on top and the sides.  But, I just can't let him get a hair cut or even consider it for two reasons:

1. I love love love his hair.   And...
2. He has to have his first hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop! 

I love that place - Noah has had 3 haircuts there and if I wasn't such a salon snob, I would do it for the experience!  The barbers are quick and amazingly experienced with little ones - it's hard not to be if your place of work is WDW.  They know how to entertain them and move fast and efficiently to get a great haircut with little protest from youngsters.
Noah's first cut

Not only is it a great place because of the people, but if you get your child's first haircut there, you get a special certificate as well as a special "1st haircut" set of Mickey ears!  It's too special to pass up!  Plus, since you can make a reservation, the wait to get in is often shorter than any other wait in the parks, or again, compared to a local hair barbershop.

Now to keep the scissors away from my husband for 8 more

And they walk out with fancy new mouse ears for a first cut!

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