Yes, he's three years old. Yes, he just has a bit of hair. (In fact, when he sat down in the chair he looked at the barber and informed him, "I don't have much hair.") But, that bit of hair was starting to get whispy and fluffy around his ears - something that is cute and endearing on a 5-month old, not so endearing on a 3-year-old.
I expected to be nervous or nostalgic or something, but I was cool. (Yes, I'm so cool.)
We took him to Dave's Barber Shop at The Factory in Franklin. Wouldn't have it any other way - we love Dave and his family and can't imagine anyone else giving Oliver his first haircut! (And poor Dave had a lot of pressure on him - if something were to go wrong, it'd likely take another three years for it to grow out!)
Dave did great (we had no doubt), Oliver sat admirably (and excitedly!), and Mama and Papa were the proud/nervous/excited parents who photographed the entire event.
Yes, we do that. A lot.
Here we are, waiting our turn.
More waiting. Dave's Barber Shop is the place to be!
Ready to roll.
(And yes, Oliver requested a tie for the occasion.
He likes to dress up from time to time.)
He couldn't stop smiling.
The end bit took a little help from Mom and Dad
- the buzzers tickle and make it hard to sit still.
The finished product - no more whispys!
(This is really our family portrait - see me in the photo too?)