Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's in a haircut?

I gave Jiushu a haircut yesterday.  The same haircut I give my other men.  You know, with the clippers.  Dad held him in his lap, and that brave kid of ours didn't even cry. 
 
 
We decided to cut his hair partly because J has a super sweaty noggin, and partly because he came to us with a semi "bowl" haircut with obvious scissor lines which I was eager to correct.  His hair would get all Don King on top, especially after a nap, and I was seriously a little concerned about how oddly shaped and large his head looked.  Maybe it's not so crazy to say that after his new cut, Jiushu looked better, cuter...more like...ours.  There's something strongly parental about that authority to cut, or not cut, your own kids' hair anyway you want.  What's in a haircut?  A lot more than meets the eye. 

12 comments:

Rita and John said...

What a cutie! That's a great look for your little guy. And his personality seems to be coming through so much in these photos.

The Payne Family Blog said...

Wow! Such a difference in him since he has been home! He looks stronger and SO healthy!!! What a little blessing!

Beth G said...

Awesome! Love the new do! He looks terribly happy about it too!

Stephanie said...

Stinkin' adorable!!

JulieM said...

He is so sweet! Yes a haircut changes them :)! I get sad every time Max gets his cut. He keeps looking bigger ... he is growing up way too fast. It is the balance of seeing him blossom and grow but also sad as it feels he is all of a sudden our big boy! Hoping life is getting a little smoother and settled for you! Prayers and blessings
Julie

M. said...

wow! He looks so healthy, happy and much stronger than when you met him. In just a short time, he looks amazing. But, it's probably the haircut. <>

M. said...

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M. said...

(wink)
!!goodness!!

D said...

We see "family" as J sits proudly with his siblings, smiles at his new toys and brings joy not only to you dear daughter and son-in-law, but to all of us who are daily reading and witnessing each blessing.
D & M

Charissa said...

Adorable!! Love the hair cut!

The Raudenbush Family said...

It looks stinkin' cute. And, there is definitely something in a haircut. My sister who foster parents is not allowed to cut a child's hair without explicit permission from the bio parents. There's a lot of ownership in a haircut. And, for the record, Lydia has an odd shaped noggin and is super sweaty on her head too.

Michele said...

Oh. My. Word. That little face is the sweetest face I have ever seen!

I followed your journey a bit when you were in China. I am so glad to see everyone is doing so well!

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