Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Monkey See, Monkey Do


Does your toddler turn into a screaming mess when comes time for a haircut? Do you have to bribe him with cookies just to get him into the seat and the shove them periodically into his crying mouth so that he doesn't throw himself out of the chair? Do you dread the event and sweat through the whole thing?
Yeah. Me too.

I've tried the fancy kid cut places with the fun cars to sit in and the videos. I've tried M&M bribery, which is usually the cure-all for everything. Nothing has worked until now.

On Monday Mama made PAPA go along. PAPA got his haircut first and Noah got to watch. We "clapped" for Papa as he "sat nicely" and oh so still. Bri wore his "this is awesome! cheesy grin" the whole time. Then we cheered for Papa when he got a balloon a the end for "being so good." And all the while said, "So fun! It's Noah's turn next!"
It felt like having to sit through a Barney episode, but man, it worked!

The above pic is my guys sporting their new cuts in the shower. Now they both are mullet-free and Mama is excited to try this new technique with other unhappy events. Hurrah for Papa The Guinea Pig!

10 comments:

{Kiki} said...

Great picture and super cute haircuts. Lil' D has watched me cut big D's hair for years and it has not eased his anxiety with haircutting. We have been to the barber as well, and he is better off with me. I can handle the screams and constant hand swatting. Happy WW and take care.
-Kiki

Candice said...

Hey, whatever works right?

Luckily a sucker always worked for Aidan. I know, I got off pretty easy.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the tip! i'll have to remember that for the days when my son has hair!

Michelle said...

You are such a clever mama! But I never understood why kids find getting their hair cut so scary. My nephew screams his head off when he has his hair cut.

Amy McMean said...

good idea. and cute picture.

blueviolet said...

That was a clever trick! They both look very handsome! :)

Happy said...

Awww...what a cutie! My son, also a Noah, loves to get his hair cut...I'm worried about future vanity issues as he sits so still and just looks at himself in the mirror while the hair falls to the floor....

Little boys. They're something else!

Glad you found something that works for you!

Jen said...

Hey do what ever it takes to get things done.

They are just so cute together!

Old House, New Look said...

This is priceless. Soon as I saw Monkey See, Monkey Do, I was over it. How funny. Thank goodness for daddy guinea pigs! And they both look sooo handsome!

angie said...

Handsome fellows you have there. :)