Wednesday 27 March 2013

Goodbye Luscious Locks

Leo has always been the boy with luscious long locks and big glassy blue eyes.

Not to forget incredibly handsome. 

To me even with all of his beautiful features he was quite obviously a boy, but to passers by Leo was often mistaken for a little girl. 

His handsome looks often being mistaken for a little girls beauty. His chubby little face and those beautiful eyes framed with his lovely long surfer dude hair.

I have lost count of how many times people have stopped me and told me just how beautiful my little girl is, only to have to correct them and tell them that Leo is a boy, a beautiful little boy.

Sometimes though there is no telling anyone, and you can tell them until you are blue in the face, but they will still call him a girl. 

It didn't bother me, but I know it wound Luke up no end, and I think that is how Leo ended up in the seat of a barbers shop on Saturday 2nd March 2013 to get all of his long luscious locks chopped off like Rapunzel. 

I wasn't sure how I would feel, but I knew I would miss those lovely long strands. 

It was hard to envision my little man with short hair, but realistically it would be more beneficial to us all. Leo's long hair was starting to get knotty despite brushing it daily, but with Leo's resistance building up against the hair brush it was now or never. 

So snip by snip, strand by strand, the hair that had framed Leo's beautiful features fell to the floor. 

And we were left with our little boy looking much more like a big grown up boy. 

The same beautiful features still there underneath all of that hair. Only his eyes seemed bluer than ever before.

My big boy's second but first proper hair cut.

Leo was so well behaved, and he just sat there letting the barber do what he had to do. 


  1. I can't bring myself to do this to Dylan although he has the worst bed hair ever and it always looks messy. We have to trim it every couple of weeks though as it gets so long! x

    1. I felt really sad about getting them chopped, but I think his new hair cut really suits him! Now it is getting long again I am thinking about having it all chopped again x

  2. I couldn't cut charleys hair i have always thought that he should let his thick hair grow out cut it once and then let it grow longer. Not that convinient and i have already had comments that i should cut his hair shorter he not even one yet LOL

    Leo looks goergus and so grown up in that picture you must be a very proud mum with such a handsome boy.

    1. When they are so little it doesn't seem right to have their hair cut. To me it was like taking a little piece of Leo away! I think he looks really great though and wouldn't think twice about having it cut again :) x

  3. This made me chuckle, my son is always being referred to as a girl. He has a right mop and it's really quite unruly but I can't bring myself to cut it as yet. I give it a snip every now and then but he's not quite ready to go to the hairdressers yet as he has autism and I think he'd get the shaggy hair remains :)

    1. Do it when you are ready lovely. People are so closed minded when it comes to little boys with long hair but there is no need to be.

  4. I have a friend who has a son and he has always reminded me of Leo, I will have to show you a photo one day as they really look alike. He has long hair and the other day she had it put back with a hair clip which I thought was a bit random- anyway we were in Frankie and Benny's and the lady serving us called him a girl! Leo looks just as scrummy with his new short haircut too. x

    1. Aw I would love to see!
      Oo a hair clip? I can't say that I would have ever done this to Leo... I think Luke would have really had me hung out to dry then! x


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