Saturday, May 17, 2008

Guess what we did today?

We finally got around to getting Max's hair cut today. Then, we did a make up class for his gym since he missed this week.

Max has been crying/screaming the entire time through the last few cuts and it was at a bonified childrens hair salon that caters to children and was more expensive than I would have liked. So, I decided to try out a barber shop. We've been talking about it for awhile and how a "man" was going to cut his hair. And, for good measure, I bribed him with a promise of a soda, the much coveted contra band item. He was so brave. He looked like he wanted to cry a few times, and had a pained expression on his face most of the time, but he did great. The guy turned on Disney channel for him and he held a train in one hand and a lolly in the other and looked so proud of himself when he was done. We headed down the strip mall for his "soda", a can of HC Fruit Punch, when we were done.

Max was thrilled that I got to go with him to the gym class since he normally goes with his nanny. He was asking me at 5:30 - 6 am (sadly, we were up at 4:50 this morning) about when it would be time to go and the class didn't start until 11:30 am. We both really had a nice time at the gym class and I got to meet the new lead coach. Max has been telling me all month that he now has a man coach. Now, I have a name and face and he was really nice and great with the kids. He made things wilder and rougher for the two boys who wanted and loved it and really toned down for those that didn't so he had a good read on each childs personality.

Here are a few pictures.

To contrast and give a before/after affect with the haircut. Here is one from Max's field trip to the LA Zoo on Thursday with him Mommy and Me class that he went to with Noemi.
Here is a picture from last weekend with the whole wild long hair thing going on.
Probably, the funniest thing was that Max kept looking at himself in the mirror as if startled and pleased with his new cut and then announced that he was "A", the neighbor boy, who comes over every now and again that Max adores. And, he was right, Max hair cut was almost identical to A's. A, who is 6 going on 7) was over to swim a bit this afternoon with Max and I and he looked honored by the the story and the hero worship that he gets from Max.


Laura in L.A. said...

I LOVE Max's new summer 'do!! I love the curls, too, but he now looks older and very sleek for the hot weather! Whatever the haircut, he is such a handsome boy. :)

Love, Laura

calliope said...

wahhhh! I miss the curls! But he looks adorable no matter what.

QuiltingChaos said...

OMG! I love the curls, but the new do is great! It brought tears to my eyes - he's getting to be so big!