Little Monkey gets his first haircut!

In Jewish tradition, many wait until their boys are three years old to get their first haircut and make a ceremony out of it called an Upsherin. Click here for a wonderful story of one mom who did this.

Although, we are far from Orthodox, I contemplated following this tradition with the Little Monkey. Since Big Monkey's hair is curly if let to grow, I had images of LM's hair growing into beautiful flowing locks. Unfortunately, instead he takes after me and it ended up being thin, straight, and flat. Within the last few months it has looked more like a mullet than the mane I imagined.

So, with a heavy heart, I decided last week to make him an appointment for his first haircut. I had heard of a great children's salon in Baton Rouge, Belles and Beaus, and we were heading that way this weekend.

We walked in and headed to the firetruck. Little Monkey put on his smock and immediately the "torture" began. Even Elmo couldn't help him now! He was screaming like we've never heard him before. It took four of us to simultaneously hold him down and try to soothe him. He truly acted like he wasn't sure if he was going to make it out alive that day!

In the end, it was all worth it. Little Monkey got a great cut, a diploma for his bravery, and a lock of his hair for Mama's scrapbook.

I have included a video so you too can feel his pain!


(AFTER)- need to get better "after" picture of the back, but it looked good
Big Monkey horsin' around at the salon!


A.D. said...

Poor little guy! Glad he made it through it. Maybe next time will be easier. His new haircut makes him look so handsome :)!

Rob said...

First haircuts are always difficult for both kids and parents. Hope all went well.

Karen said...

Oh how sweet! He looks so grown up in a sweet kinda way.

The Mother said...

We aren't Orthodox either, but are kids were totally bald until they were two, and so it was nearly three when they got their first curls cut off.

J. Leigh Designz said...

Wow that is quite the salon I might say! Congrats on the first cut!