I have tried not to be one of those parents who embarrass their kids. (although I can do a ridiculously outrageous rendition of "bread and butter" when the occasion calls for it.) I can still remember certain times when I was absolutely mortified by certain things my parents did. So I have worked hard not to follow in their footsteps in that regard. (I am certain that I have not always succeeded, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.)
That said, I have been trying to play along with the Project 365 game. You know, the one where you post a photo everyday, reflecting something that went on during that day. Well, yesterday's big event was the haircut. Yes, it is that time of the year again. Apparently prior to leaving school for Christmas break, the boy was informed that his hair was too long. And being the prompt, obedient, eager to please young man that he is, he decided to wait until the night before to fulfill his haircut destiny. Knowing what a momentous occasion this would be, I, of course, wanted to bring my camera along to record for posterity the amazing events that were set to unfold. However, this is not the boy's first haircut. He is not a toddler. He is a 6 foot manchild who probably would not appreciate his mother hovering around the haircutting chair, snapping photos right and left, squealing over the locks of hair falling to the floor.
So, in the interest of family peace and harmony, here is my photo for the day.
titled: the boy getting his hair cut. 2009