Haircut = Tears

Yep, You read the title correctly! We forced Ben to get a haircut. We decided that school starts in a few weeks and he needed to be able to see. In his defense, we did not give him any warning, no time for mental preparation. We did not realize that a haircut would be so upsetting. He has expressed many times his negative opinion about haircuts, but we did not expect such a response.

This evening we were driving by Sport Clips and I suggested to Andrew that Ben gets a Haircut, Andrew agreed. We explained to the stylist that we wanted to keep a messy, tussled look. The picture in our minds does not match Ben's head, but, as adults, we know that hair grows and it's really no big deal. The tears started to drip out, as the haircut finished. When we got home I sent him to the shower. I went to start a load of laundry, and I heard him sobbing.

I really feel sorry for him, maybe we should have given him more warning. Andrew is pretty sure that you should never get your hair cut at a place with "clips" or "cuts" in their title. His theory was confirmed! Poor Ben!


  • Mary Perry | July 30, 2008 at 6:22 AM

    OMGosh Rose, the poor kid. You could do a before and after with the rock climbing photo. His hair is so gorgeous, and by the time school starts it will look great. The advantage of curly hair. Love the Adventureland pictures, looks like a great time.

  • Rachel Vos Carrillo | July 31, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Why did you make him get his hair cut? Social pressure, eh? Dont worry Ben, your aunt Rachel thinks it looks great long and messy. It is all you!. See you soon.

  • Tricia | August 1, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    I had to just laugh as I read the post. We just made Greg get his hair cut and got pretty much the same response! Greg informed me that the only control he has is how his hair looks and I am not to make him cut it until he is ready next time. I think that Ben looks really handsome with the new do.