Right this way, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time once again for our fine annual tradition: The Argument About the Haircut.
Ben brought it up on Mother’s Day, which was great. He was all, so yeah hey I want to cut Soren’s hair and I was all, waaaaaaaaaah. I mean, I didn’t actually cry, but I might as well have because I’m staunch in my opposition to Soren getting a haircut and I know that, if Ben brings it up once he’ll bring it up 100 times until he wears me down and I give in even though I’d rather not.
I don’t want to sound like one of those people who makes problems out of things that aren’t really problems, like oh no we bought this new thing and now we have to buy more new things look at my pretty skirt life is so very hard oh hi I’m rich. In life, getting a haircut is not a big deal, well, pretty much ever. But especially if:
you’re darn cute after you get a haircut. The pictures are from last summer, after Soren’s first (and only) haircut.
But . . . but . . . but. I still love little boys with long hair. I mean:
This was shortly before that haircut.
Did you see the season finale of Criminal Minds? Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about a tv show, but there was this kid in the episode and he was maybe a year older than Soren and had the most beautiful long hair, ever. It turns out he’s the real-life kid of Criminal Minds cast member A.J. Cook. I couldn’t find a great photo (GIS thinks that if you say Mekhai Andersen you must really mean Mekhi Phifer), but he looks like this (also there are some people on Tumblr who are really into Criminal Minds):
Cute, yes? And fantastic hair. That makes me think Soren’s hair needs to be longer, not shorter. This means I’m on a collision course with Ben, who thinks he and his son should get one haircut a year, just in time for summer.
I’ll try to be strong. No haircuts. Not now not ever! (Okay, not really. Probably haircuts, eventually. But not now!)