Apparently no one was a fan of me pulling out Gracie's old hair clips and pulling it back. And, it was getting in his eyes, nose, food, and much much more.
It was way past time.
I knew it had to be done, but considering how he responds to people touching him, I knew taking him somewhere wasn't an option.
Ruth and I talked about double teaming and I hold him while she clipped. And, that was the original plan. But, while he was in the tub tonight I started to wonder if I could just trim it by myself. I knew Ruth was busy and it is pouring down rain. So, I took a shot at it. And, I am surprised at how well it came out. I kept imagining what Brian's hair looked like after he decided to cut it when he was 3! I just knew Thomas was going to jerk his head and it would be lopsided, or end up in a buzz cut.
We managed to make it out of the process with minimal fussing from either of us, and I have a little baggy of blonde curls to show for it.
There are some spots that don't look quite "perfect," but I think I will be happy with what I got done. I was able to trim about 1.5 inches off the top (which needed it the worst), and about an inch from the back (he was starting to look like a little girl).
I think he is as handsome as ever now. And, he will look wonderful for church tomorrow as he watches his sister sing in the choir loft.