Who knew that getting a child’s hair cut could be such a drama?
I suppose it’s up there with not knowing that babies don’t know how to sleep or breastfeed and that toilet training doesn’t happen overnight!
Our third born has always had a great fleece, in fact our sonographer could see it during one of our scans! However, our first two children were born with just a smattering of hair and didn’t really need haircuts until they were more than two years old!
I am one of those parents who sees a first haircut as a milestone, especially if it’s taken years for a child’s hair to get to that stage.
I’d heard about a place that had cars and horses for seats, DVD players and you got a certificate with some locks of your baby’s hair.
I was sold, mainly because I’m too lazy to do a baby diary or book so this already-made keepsake was the next best thing.
I came with lollipops and bribes but with a fire truck and bell to amuse the boys I didn’t really need to.
I took a thousands photos, they watched TV and it was over kind of quickly.
The next time we went my baby was two and he did not want a bar of it!
There were tears, screams and hair EVERYWHERE! Luckily because the place I go to is just for kids I didn’t have to care about disapproving glances from old farts getting their hair set or single blokes getting a short back and side for their weekend of boozing!
But I just held him down, yes literally and our lovely hairdresser went about her business of sprucing him up.
Thankfully my nearly four-year-old took his brother’s screaming in his stride and loved his experience!
My point (yes I do have a point) is that we often underestimate our children, we focus on the big stuff, whereas in actual fact it’s the small stuff they often sweat about.
It’s the fear of the unknown, or new places and faces that can be freaky.
I’ve never taken my kids to any other place than Ziggetty Snipits because it’s a space dedicated to making haircuts stress free!
There is no judging, no dirty looks, just a place where screaming, sad and frightened kids can get their hair cut by someone who is used to a children wriggling, crying and lashing out!
And as parents don’t we have enough stress to deal with?
The lovely owner of the Ziggetty Snipits Franchise cut my boys’ hair. We spoke about how crazy life is as a mum and she offered to give one of my awesome readers a Kid’s Haircut ($16.50) AND a Kid’s Mega Cutie Upgrade ($45).
To enter all you have to do is dye your child’s hair a crazy colour and send me a photo! Just kidding.
Just head over to the Have A Laugh On Me Facebook page and ‘like’ it (but I’m sure you already do ) and then leave a comment on this post*.
Talk about keeping it simple stupid!
Are haircuts a drama at your place?
Did you mistakenly give your young girl a ‘fringe’ and now regret it big time?
Do you need a haircut?
Linking with Mama G over at With Some Grace for FYBF
Competition closes January 3, 2014 at 3.33pm. The winner will be posted or hand delivered TWO Gift Vouchers that are redeemable at one of three salons across the Gold Coast and there is also a salon in Charlestown, Newcastle (NSW). I must add that you have until April, 2014 to use it and by then there might be a franchise open near you! A winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by email, twitter (where applicable) and published on this blog. One entry per person only. Open to Australian residents only. Prize not redeemable for cash. No money was offered to do this giveaway, in fact I even turned down a free haircut package, that’s how unbiased I am. All opinions and bad jokes are solely my own.