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I was given poor marks for Reggie's cut. I am sorry I don't have any photos of it, but I fixed it yesterday. He was fine with the original cut but felt one side was a tad longer than the other. I am used to SHORT cuts. That was never an issue back in the day. The boys WANTED their hair kept very short. Now the boys want to grow their hair longer or a little longer or longer on top or whatever. This is not an easy adjustment for a woman with a clippers, mind you.
Reggie had not had a haircut in close to forever. The last time I cut his hair I thought I was repeating everything I had done at the prior haircut aka 'the time before', but I am officially old and my mind cannot be trusted. For the 'time before' haircut I apparently did not utilize the clippers on the top part at all. Just scissors. Oops. He was not happy that I used the clippers on the top of his hair, so this time I followed his instructions closely.
Coach, who I am making out lately to be an old fart what with his pillow fear and his forbidden movie issues, is not on board with long haired boys. "He needs a haircut. Who cares what he wants? Cut it short." Is my husband starting to remind you of those people in the commercials where they start to act like their parents . . . fiddling with the thermostat or needing a cardigan? No comment.
|Retro: Ed on the beach downtown Chicago. |
Probably my favorite photo of him.
His hair is NOT that color anymore.
I get that times they do-a-change, so I am OK with them having input on their hair, so I felt really bad when I screwed up Reggie's hair last time by using the clippers and making the top slightly shorter than what he wanted. It didn't look bad but the top length was not what he anticipated.
|Retro Lad: age 7 - |
were handled by clippers
and super easy!
Tank would not let this recent nice-weather-Thursday-when-I-was-ticked-off-at-Lad haircut rest. He kept pulling up photos of Hitler followers, claiming that I had turned Reg into a small Hitler disciple. I cut Reg's hair short on the sides, per his request and then I tried to taper it off a bit while leaving the top longer, floppier, cooler. You know, I am one hip lady-ee.
I dragged him back out to the porch yesterday and fixed it - making the tapered parts more tapered so there wasn't so much division between his shorter sides and his floppiness.
|This is a screenshot of Reg |
who was supposed
to be taking a video of Curly dancing to
send her teacher but he had it on selfie mode.
Not a great angle to see the hair,
but you get the idea.
|This is the back of Tank's head - |
Reg had a similar mop thing going on.
As previously mentioned - I am old as time and so this was a century before Facebook. Same concept, but just not digital and no arguing over the rights of the idea, so not worth making a movie about. No one wondered if we should call it 'The Dog Book' or just 'Dog Book.'
More old people evidence here: we had an answering machine in our room hooked to a landline, imagine? Anyway, the prank message went something like this: "Hey we are looking for Corrine. We are just wondering why you wear your hair to look like a penis? (sound of a roomful of guys busting out laughing in the background)."
Ouch. I got to admit though, once they mentioned it I saw their point.