Sunday, October 11, 2009

When Ethan Gets a Haircut

Picture yourself in a small room with no doors or windows and huge giant coming toward you with a chainsaw. Your reaction would be extreme stress and probably some hysteria. But your reaction would be nothing compared to Ethan's when he gets a haircut. You might say, all heck breaks loose when we get the clippers out. To say the child hates it would be an understatement. Holy smoke. I dread when the time rolls around that there is no denying that Ethan looks like a sheepdog. Yesterday Eric decided (with my support) that it was high time we whacked Ethan's mullet. The mention of a haircut strikes fear in Ethan's heart. He started freaking out. When we actually got the buzzer out he was in complete and totally hysteria. Eric managed to strip him down and wrestle him into Libby's booster seat to strap him in. The child was in a frenzy. Then Eric held his head as still as possible while running the buzzer over it. Ethan was bawling and screaming like there was no tomorrow. I am astounded that the neighbors didn't call CPS. I would have taken a video or picture or something but it would've been cruel. Like telling someone to say cheese while they were experiencing a stroke. Anyway, needless to say, Ethan's new hairdo is a bit crude. In fact, its really pretty bad. But, its shorter. And that's what I'm going for. It'll get us through another couple months....I dread the next mop chop...

6 comments:

Jonathon and Sarah said...

Christian was the same way. We eased the situation a bit by letting him eat chocolate chips/popsicles/candy during the process. It helped a lot. He only got the special treat when he was still. It wasn't a perfect solution, but it cut down on the hysteria a little.

Stefani said...

The Lindsey/Dearden similarities continue. I'm still traumatized by Derek's reaction to haircut time, and that was over 30 years ago.

(I can't stop laughing about telling someone to smile when they are have a stroke)

Darrell said...

I remember mom always saying that trying to dress me up for church was like pulling teeth. Maybe we all have some irrational fear at birth like this.

karensumpter said...

Oh my gosh Natalie, I can't stop laughing! That is so funny, probably because it isn't my child thats doing it.

The Harrises said...

I LOVE IT! Very well written and I love your attention to detail. It was almost as if I were there.

Brianne & Jarod said...

My Nephew is exactly the same way. He ends up shaking because he gets so upset. My mom tried showing him a picture of a man with really long hair on the internet and had a talk with him about how it makes him look like a girl...didn't help. I admire you guys for trying your best, because I have seen what a hard struggle it is, and how sad it is to watch them freak out.