Thursday, July 31, 2008

What's Up With M'Boys

You might not believe it.

I came home from Taiwan to find that Son the Younger (hereafter referred to as StY because it takes too long to type Son the Younger and I'm not telling you his name) had colored his hair back to its natural state.

Crazy, I know. But wait, there's more!

He had also decided that it was time for a haircut. After trying a couple of times to get it into his schedule (or into the schedule of his hairdresser), he decided I should do it.

Oh noes!

Now, I haven't cut the boy's hair since, well, since a really long time ago. I'm pretty sure it was a single digit age (he's 15 now). He's a lot more particular about his hair now than he was the last time I cut it, so I was a little nervous about getting it done to his liking.

After I got one side done, his brother (a.k.a. Son the Older) told him he should go with the half and half look, just to be nutty, just for a day. Naturally, StY thought that sounded like a great idea. Here it is in the halfway, still wet form.

Once he got it dried, he decided he liked it, and I was a little afraid he was going to just leave it half short and half long. It's his hair, and it's something I don't fight with him about -- it's just not worth it -- but he's been through so many hair colors that I thought it would be healthier to cut it off and start over.

Fortunately for his hair, after he thought about it, he agreed.

I cut it short but left it a tiny bit longer along the midline for faux-hawk fun. Doesn't he look fierce?

This was my first faux-hawk; I actually did better the second time around, but I didn't take pictures then, so this is the only evidence.

In other Son news, I've also reached that point in life that every mother both dreads and looks forward to: in about two weeks, Son the Older leaves for college. Several people have asked how I feel about that. I think I'm probably in denial. I know he'll have a great time and come into his own in a lot of ways, and I look forward to that for him. But I will certainly miss him.

I do have to reply to something my sister said on her blog. She posted a very cute pic of my nephew with the comment, "Another adorable picture of my boy. I mean, should I just be enrolling him in college, or what? He looks so old in this picture!"

No, hon. This is the face of someone you should be enrolling in college.

Ouch, huh?

When I showed him your blog, his comment was, "Yes, yes, enroll me in college. Send me out into the REAL world. See how THAT works!"

He insists he intended it as a commentary on his unshaven appearance, but it's a great photo caption.

I love you, son. Take the world by storm.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Yes, I suppose my little boy doesn't look QUITE as ready for college as yours does. Although when I look at him, I still see the adorable baby boy that wouldn't JUST OPEN THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ALREADY!! Remember that? It took him literally all day to open his gifts. Wow - time flies.

StY looks very fierce with the hawk. Talk about getting older, he certainly is too. It's weird to think he's growing up...way too fast for his aunt!