Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wild and crazy no longer

The boy's birthday was lots of fun. Three. Three.

Someday I'm going to look back and think wow, three, he was hardly more than a baby back then.

Right now, though, I'm thinking wow, three, he's definitely not a baby anymore!

We spent a couple of hours at a local farm, his favourite place to visit, feeding the bunnies, admiring the horses, visiting the chickens, and petting the goats.

We had a wonderful evening of dinner (the birthday boy requested stir fry) and cake (this oh-my-goodness-I've-died-and-gone-to-heaven carrot cake with cream cheese icing), along with his friend and her parents.

But perhaps the main event (for his poor sentimental momma, at least!) was leaving the house like this:


...and returning like this:


His wild and crazy hair is gone.

No, he's definitely not a baby anymore.

11 comments:

  1. oh wow. It certainly makes him look older. *hug*

    He's adorable!!

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  2. Oh my goodness! His first hair cut! What does he think of it?

    I know, I can't believe our boys are three. Definitely not babies anymore. They're little boys. (Which he will tell me when I mistakenly call him "baby" even as a pet name. "Mommy, I'm not a baby, I'm a boy.")

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  3. He likes it! He's really very "what's the big deal" about the whole thing - which amuses me, because it took me three or four months to convince him to let me have it cut in the first place, lol. We've been gearing up to the "it's your birthday soon, we'll cut your hair on your birthday!" for a long time.

    He got to sit in a Spiderman car and watch Dora while the lady cut his hair. He was so absorbed by Dora (we don't have TV so it's quite a novelty when he does get to see it) that he hardly noticed what was being done to his hair at all. If anything, he was just annoyed that sometimes the woman got in the way of the TV, lol.

    It took me a couple of days to get used to it, but I quite like it now. :) It annoys him less when it's windy out, so that's a nice bonus too. Plus, it made allllll of our relatives ridiculously happy. *rolls eyes*

    (And, okay, I'll admit it - I like that strangers refer to him as my son instead of my daughter now. I *still* don't see it, I've always thought he looked like a boy, but oh well.)

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  4. Oh my he looks so grown up!! I love his haircut. :) I haven't had Grayson's haircut yet. Its starting to curl in the back. I love it.

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  5. It does make him look older but it looks GREAT!

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  6. Oh my! They grow up so fast! But what a neat milestone, a haircut on his birthday, turning the simple things (a haircut) into something special (: And such a handsome boy...the haircut does make him look older!

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  7. awww he is so handsome!!!! Can't believe he is three!!

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  8. OH wow... three!!
    AND his first haircut!! Big occasions there!!
    did you cry? it's hard to think of our babies as boys, eh? Some days I think i'll be fighting it kicking and screaming until he's married...
    Hugs to you both and a special one for the little one..:)

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  9. I'm just curious why you grew out his hair that long. The Bible teaches that it is a shame for men to have long hair, and I would think that would apply to even very little men :-) Thanks!

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  10. @Anon: First, no, I absolutely would not apply such a command, if indeed I believed it to be one, to a baby. Likewise, neither would cover a baby girl's head if I were someone who believed women should wear headcoverings.

    Second, it is tradition in the Jewish culture to not cut a boy's hair before their third birthday. No, I am not Jewish, but I have a very hard time believing that the practice is against God's will.

    Third, the (single) verse you speak of was an instruction given to the church in Corinth. It was a particular command for a particular reason for a particular church. The wider body of Gentiles, on the other hand, received this instruction after the council at Jerusalum (Acts 15: 28-29):

    "It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell."

    Long hair in the Old Testament was considered a sign of strength, and many godly OT men had long hair. Why that would change after the coming of Jesus, I can't imagine.

    Fourth, I believe that God is more concerned with the state of our hearts than the length of our hair. I can't for the life of me imagine God caring one whit about my son's previously long hair. Man is concerned with outward appearance; the Lord looks at the heart. If a man has long hair out of pride, or in an attempt to appear feminine, those would be heart issues that should be addressed. Otherwise? I'm not seeing it.

    Finally, as to why we grew his hair out that long? No particular reason, other than it just suited his personality. :)

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