So, even after all our fun conversation hearts activities, we still had a few candies left. 10, to be exact, were left in the toddler’s little box.
Now little guy’s hair was starting to look kind of shaggy. His bangs were just about in his eyes, and it was all fluffy in the back. Usually Grandma Owl trims it up all nice for me. Well, at least she has ever since my one and only attempt at cutting it, where it turned out very much the bowl cut… But Grandma Owl had surgery a couple of weeks ago, and she’s still not up to the task of cutting a wiggly 2 year-old’s hair.
See where this is going?
So I had a brilliant idea. I’ve seen her cut his hair a few times now; after all, I am the one that holds him still while she cuts. So I got out the scissors, and a comb and grabbed the box of conversation hearts.
Turns out that 10 conversation hearts takes a 2 year-old boy long enough to eat (1 at a time) that you can cut his hair. Well, if you are cutting quickly.
Now, I should mention that getting it cut, and getting it cut straight are two different things. His bangs need straightened out a little more… (once the candy was gone, he was pretty sure he was done). And as I looked at him this morning I can see his left side is pretty angled towards the back of his head while the right side has the customary straight “boy cut” look. (Hey, I got one side right…)
But he’s still handsome, if you ask me.
Now, I know you are all anxious to schedule appointments for your own little ones; to be fair, appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis. Please come prepared with your own little box of conversation hearts.
So, who cuts your little one’s hair?
Good job! Very creative way of keeping him still while you trimmed his hair.
When my kids were little we had a neighbor who was a single mother and worked as a hair dresser. What we did was barter a deal. After school I watched her kids until she got home from work, and in return all my immediate family members got free hair care whenever they needed it. She never had to worry about her kids safety and their homework was always done after a long day on her feet. And my little ones always had a familiar face cutting their hair right in our or her house which always made it easier.
I love the barter system you had. Win-win all around! And I’m sure she appreciated it, too.