Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh where, oh where, can my BAAABY be???

My son. Don't recognize him? Me neither. The hair, it grows. And grows....

"I want long hair, Mommy! Like Daddy had when he got married to you!"

I am constantly chasing him with a brush and water, trying to tame the beast that is the curly mop on his head. He is constantly pressing it forward, moaning "Mooooommmmyyyy..." and running away.

He wants to be cool. Can I handle that?

And thus begins the adventure into big-kid-dom. Opinions on hair. What's next? Telling me what he wants to wear? Um, I still have complete control in that area. Not ready to hear you have a differing opinion, bud. As it is, Corinne is already exercising her feminine rights by requesting "princess dress" every morning (FYI, every dress is a princess dress. Didn't you know? We have the red princess, the blue princess, the princess that wears shorts, the princess that wears pants. Think I called her a princess too much???)

14 comments:

theflyingmum said...

Love the Shaggy and Scooby reference!
And Tra La La? One of my son's favorites, of course: Captain Underpants (aka Principal Krupp!)
PS, my son sports a very short military cut, but I kinda miss the days of the uncontrolled mop.

Type (little) a said...

Look at you two! You are freaking toddlers!!

And I'm pretending that Sabrina will never have an opinion about anything. Like ever. Unless I don't care and want her to decide.

LOL

Dana said...

JUST YOU WAIT! I took my boys to do a bit of school shopping yesterday and OYE! Where I USED to be able to shop at Old Navy and the like, I NOW get to empty my wallet (shop) at Vans and other brand name stores for Jon. 13 is fun but it sure is expensive! He was happy to get a few items though which is kind of nice. When they get older, they're a little easier on their clothes (BONUS)

Melissa said...

I so want to control my son's choices on hair and clothing. He kept saying that he wanted to keep his hair long for the summer. Now he wants it short for school. I'm kind of glad...so much easier to care for when it's short!

Anonymous said...

theBeast is only 20 months and has definate opinions on her clothes! There's one dress in particular that she refuses to wear!! And clothes that she likes she has a fit to take them off for bed! Maybe it's a girl thing, they care about clothes more than boys. I don't know what to tell you about the hair though. I have visions about having a little boy who's hair I will buzz every summer!

Tonya said...

You are too funny. I don't think you can call a little girl princess too much!

we are reilly said...

Tracey -- you are NOT alone in wanting to control your children -- I am wanting to control, or should I say, influence every aspect of my daughter's life -- it's going to be hard for me to let go of some control....someday I'll think about it!

Christina said...

Great picture from way-back!

Cordy still has no interest in choosing clothes or hairstyle. I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

So THIS is what I have to look forward to...ugh! I like being in control of, well, everything!

Michelle said...

Most days I have to chase Kayla around the house to brush her hair too! and she loves dressing up in the princess (Cinderella, Snow White etc) costumes. She'll strip naked and put them on, I keep trying to tell her she doesn't need to take her underwear off too in order to wear the costumes, but she insists!

I've been feeling (mostly!) great - just still really tired is all!

Kailani said...

Maybe it's just a phase. If not, long hair does look good on the men in your family!

kailani
An Island Life

Beck said...

The Boy's hair stands up in 5 zillion different directions if it's any length at all, so he tends to have a military-issue crew cut. If your son really wants long hair, I would invest in some spray on detangler so that mornings aren't a misery.
And ISN'T it weird when they start expressing different fashion opinions than us? It's like "No way, bud! I MADE YOU!"

painted maypole said...

if his hair is that gorgeous, thick and wavy, let him grow it!! ;)

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

Pick your battles....went through the shaggy do's with eldest son....he FINALLY got over it and we cut his hair short in time for 8th grade.....YEAH!!!!!

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