Ezra had his first haircut this weekend! I have been looking forward to this day for weeks. In general, I’m supportive of people having fun with their hairstyles, but I don’t think Ezra’s wacky, mad-scientist look was intentional or flattering . . .
Amanda and I have changed hairstyles and colors many times, but we haven’t been able to change our looks nearly as quickly as Ezra has his first 19 months. He was born with dark brown hair that lightened to red. He abandoned gingerhood for total, shiny baldness, and when his hair grew back it was slightly wavy and very blonde. A haircut marks our first opportunity to offer input (besides sharing our genes) in determining what his hair should look like. Though we have rarely shied away from doing drastic things to our own hair, we decided Ezra was already too close to perfect to change much – not to mention he was a little nervous and reluctant to embrace this new experience. We decided “a little off the sides” was plenty.