Bailey’s First Haircut

For weeks I’ve been trying to convince my 4-year old son that he desperately needs a haircut, all to no avail. No matter how fun or exciting I’ve tried to make it sound, he just hasn’t bought it. Until today. The motivation? No, not the fact that he’s been mistaken for a girl lately. A lollipop. A lollipop!? Come on – I’m sure I’ve tried bribing him with better than that! Bribing is an essential parenting tool, you know – and I’m pretty handy with tools, if I do say so myself – or so I thought… A lollipop… Turns out kids get a lollipop at Ray’s Barbershop in Charlottetown – a fact which Bailey found out quite by chance. He and Sandy were having lunch today at the new Tai Chi Gardens, when in walk our friends Peter Rukavina and his son Oliver, freshly shorn after their own visit to Ray’s. Perhaps it was Peter and Oliver’s new-found dashing good looks that turned the tide for Bailey. Perhaps it was the sudden realization that if he got his hair cut, he might actually be able to see. Or maybe, just maybe, it was Oliver’s reference to having received a lollipop for his sacrificial offering. Whatever the reason, Bailey decided right then and there to go to Ray’s with his mother, and forsake his father’s ceremonial right to preside over his first haircut! All for a lollipop! Is there no justice!? It sure is a great haircut though. What a handsome little man – a real chip off the old block! 😉

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2 Responses to Bailey’s First Haircut

  1. Liz says:

    Hi Bailey

    I can not wait to see your new haircut, I bet you look relly cool!



  2. Tracey says:

    Thank you very much for the laughing fit I am still recovering from. I especially like the part about the hair cut being a sacrificial offering. That and forsaking his father’s ceremonial right to be at his first haircut. I’m still giggling over that one. Honestly, I would have thought candy would have been your first bribery attempt! Lollipops are extremely hard to resist at my age let alone for a young child, and I’m not big on sugar. Please keep writing, they are extremely fun to read. 🙂

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