Speechless: Part II

3.28.2013

* the last photos taken of my son and his long luscious hair


Just in case you are new here, before you go on, please read my original post, SPEECHLESS, to get exactly where I am coming from, deep, deep in my soul.

I once had a little boy, who had long spiral curl surfer-ish hair. 

It was amazing. I loved it. I cherished it.

And then my mom cut it all off when I went on vacation. I was devastated. It grew back, and then my husband chopped his bangs. To the scalp. And I was devastated once more. See, I kind of hung onto the notion that my little angel baby was "different," a little "hipster,"... maybe sorta could live on the beach in San Diego. So I kept it long. I refused to trim it. I didn't want a "normal" little boy hairstyle and I was just hanging on...however his hair didn't curl anymore, it kind of frizzed out and if I didn't brush it in the morning, he looked a little homeless.

So finally, just yesterday, after looking at him longingly from the breakfast bar, I said to myself "Raven, let your fantasies go. It was once curly, it is no more, and now it just looks like one big hot mess." And I decided right then and there, today would be the day he got his hair cut. However, it would be on my terms.

Before we headed to the hairdresser, we had a little fun with the 'do.


and then one salon photoshoot...


and what are we left with?

We are left with this.


A little boy grown-up hairstyle that makes his mommy cry.

The kind of tears only an episode of Grey's Anatomy could produce.

He's growing up. He's getting older. I can now see his neck.


And for that reason alone, I am speechless.

Speechless because my youngest little angel baby is growing up.

I'm so happy, yet I'm so sad.


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76 comments:

  1. What a handsome little guy! That haircut is perfect for him!
    XO, Rachel
    With Love, Rachel

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  2. I'm sitting here with my mouth gaping open! Disbelief. Does HE like it? looks like he does. He looks like a big boy! SO SO handsome! I love it, but still...utter shock and disbelief

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  3. You are hands-down the funniest blogger I have come across so far. Your little boy is so adorable. I am loving the hair photo-shoot.

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  4. What a handsome little man!

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  5. Oh my, he's so smart with his new haircut. I'm also contemplating on whether or not to chop off my little boy's curls. Don't have the guts to do it yet.

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  6. His haircut looks absolutely adorable! So so cute! He definitely looks like a little boy now instead of a baby, but still so sweet :)

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  7. He looks a lot like Gunner with his hair short. I love it, very handsome. ;)

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  8. Hahaha. OMG. I love the lil hair photoshoot!!! He looks so much like his older bro now! So cute <3

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  9. Oh my gosh, he's a mini Gunner! Too cute

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  10. omg SO cute. seriously, you have the best looking little boys.

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  11. Holy crap, he looks absolutely precious!!

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  13. he's cute.
    what did you do to him so he went along with your before salon hair photo session?

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    1. Ha! That's what I said!! She bribed him with cookies. These boys are suckers for cookies.

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  14. OMG so handsome! I love the fun photos before the cut!

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  15. Omgosh!! I'm totally with you, there's something about a naked boy with long flowing hair flappin' in the breeze that's just transfixing, but man does that big boy hair cut look good on him! He looks adorable!

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  16. He is so cute and such a trooper for his pictures. I love it!

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  17. Raven! He is so heartbreakingly adorable! Loved how you wrote this, a great mix of sass and sentimental:)

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  18. Oh i love it, what a cutie :)

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  19. Oh it looks so good!! Very handsome!

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  20. Such a handsome little dude! Love it and kudos to you for doing in on your own...on your terms!

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  21. He is so adorable! He already looks taller! You may be sad now, but imagine if you kept it long and someone else chopped it again. He is so handsome, and that missing tooth kills me!

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  22. WOW! He looks so handsome! I know it was hard to let those little boy locks go by my oh my! He looks so cute :) Cute before and cute now!

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  23. oh, he's a doll, with this hair cut, curls, or, as you call it, the slightly homeless look! So precious, but wow, he does look so grown up now!!

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  24. Aweeee!!!! Little handsome boy right there!

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  25. Love the haircut! It IS an improvement on the Rob-creation, but I dont blame you for missing his curls!

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  26. See this makes me sad because I won't get anymore "spit out coke" laughs when I open your blog to see a giant pic of Lloyd Christmas. He looks adorable!

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  27. He looks so handsome!!!!

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  28. Such a stud!!! That little face. Too cute. Such a good sport too i have to hold m&m down to put piggies in sometimes ;)

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  29. Oh man! He looks so perfect! Woman, help me! I....just....can't...do....it. I know I need to cut my son's hair but I'm weak.

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  30. OK I don't even have kids but my gosh his hair is amazing! BUT let me say this - I love the cut. It's adorable, fun and manageable. I bet you he will look back on the photos of the long, fun hair and maybe start growing it again when he's older.

    I love that you waited this long. All too often I think that parents just cut down the boys hair too soon. I love little ones with long hair. I always figured if I had a boy I'd let it grow for a bit - I was shocked when my MIL noticed a little boy on the beach with long hair and she LIKED it last summer. SCORE! I figured she might give me grief if I let a child of mine do that. Then again my husband had long hair when he was in his teens and early 20's and she loved it.

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  31. I love it!!! Can't wait to see it!

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  32. HE LOOKS ADORABLE!!! i'm obsessed.

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  33. Raven, the new do is adorable. He does look grown up! My son is 19 and I still have a ziplock bag in my "treasure chest" with some of his beautiful strawberry blonde curls we had cut off when he was 3. :) Am I weird?

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  34. His haircut looks so handsome! What a cutie :-)

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  35. I have so been there! In our town we have a salon called "KnockOuts" and the hair dresser chicks wear tiny shorts and their tata's stick out of their shirts. Well my husband is bald and he has no business in there soooo he took our son and got his amazing long hair wacked off and I cried for half a day. He went for a trim and that is so not what he got. I am over it now but I have to admit I do still stare at pics of him with the long beautiful hair.

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  36. Love the haircut! Much much better than the last one. Haha.

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  37. OMG! He looks so grownup! And exactly like his brother! So cute... but so sad that the era of long luscious locks is over!! :(

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  38. i can't even handle little boys when they look like tiny, little men.
    like my heart explodes.

    and the picture of what him doing what i think is yelling is PRICELESS.
    the world needs more yelling.

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  39. Oh my lanta. Somehow he got EVEN cuter.

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  40. he. is. so. stinkin'. cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

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    1. Why do you put periods between every word?

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  41. He is so cute. I think the new hair fits him perfectly -Hanna

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  42. I love the new haircut!! He looks like such a little man, a very handsome little man!
    Love the pictures of him before he had his hair cut :D

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  43. Oh Raven he looks adorable!!! And that is the best pre haircut montage ever!!!!

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  44. seriously so cute!!! my favorite of the before photo shoot is the one with the two pigtails. =)

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    1. Actually, I think he looks like rachel with the bangs and pigtails!!!!!

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    2. Finally someone resembles me?!?! =D only to have it cut. No! My kids don't even look like me! And colt is adorable!! See you ladies in the morning! (Oh yeah, and you too, Raven...) ;)

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  45. Soooo adorable!! He's like a little man! :)

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  46. He looks so handsome. This only furthers my desire to arrange a marriage between Boomer and one of these handsome young men.

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  47. He looks handsome. And he looks like such a happy kid!

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  48. Cute isn't even the word here! He is freakin handsome and growing up so quick! Can't we put bricks on their head so they stop growing?

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  49. No matter what hair style he has he will always be a handsome little guy!

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  50. He is adorable! I feel your pain, I think we are kindred spirits. I have a little boy who once had a freakishly cute surfer 'do, until dear old grandpa got a hold of him. Bribed with the promise of ice cream if he got his hair cut, he agreed and was left with a horrible bowl cut. It's been a year and a half, and I can still barely stand to be in the same room with my father in-law. I totally get how you feel. My little guy, who is now almost 7, still has moments of crying, wanting to know why grandpa made him get a haircut. :( And I've kept my opinions about it from him. I just told him that it was disrespectful for grandpa to cut his hair without asking mommy and daddy first. Anyway, his hair has grown back out(much to the chagrin of my in-laws)and we're moving on. Your guy is so cute, and soon you'll get used to that handsome new haircut!!!

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  51. Goodness he looks adorable!! I love that haircut!

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  52. OMGGG! He looks adorable!
    LOOOVE it!
    I did like his long hair though.
    Heck, he's cute either way :)

    xoxo
    Sarai

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  53. awww, it's adorable Raven, really. I am sure it was a tough decision but the kid's cuteness shines through no matter what. :)

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  54. I was always curious about that haircut. Thankfully I'm all caught up with the "speechless" post. I died. Poor guy!!!

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  55. ummm I can't even tell you how much I love his short hair!!! I'm totally a fan of long hair on boys (mine gets mistaken at least once a day because of his long locks) but this is so adorable! Makes me want to cut my little ones.....

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  56. such a stud that little man is becoming..however he totally should have kept the straight up pigtails...

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  57. What a handsome little stud! His hair is just perfect :-)

    Kari
    ryanandkari.com

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  58. He is super adorable Raven! love him and his awesome haircut!!

    xoxo
    andie

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  59. Awww! he looks so handsome!!

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  60. I love it! He's so cute! But I know what you mean. Every time my little guy does something new I get so happy and so sad at the same time.

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  61. He looks adorable, both before and after. He definitely is growing up and glad you could have a fun photo-shoot before cutting his hair. :)

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  62. What a transformation that made! It almost made me
    Cry! I feel I have watched this sweet boy grown through the past 2 yrs! What a handsome little guy, Rav!

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  63. He looks so handsome!!! and I love the photo shoot!! The pigtails cracked me up.

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