Runs for Cookies: Three Issues Thursday: Hair

I’m nonetheless loving Noah’s haircut–with the hair and the smile, he appears to be like a lot extra mature and grown up. I like how he appears to be like, but it surely’s type of unhappy on the similar time! He is an precise grownup. And he appears to be like like one!

Somebody left a remark yesterday implying that I do not assist my youngsters’ decisions in the case of hairstyles. Usually, I do not take note of feedback like that, as a result of *I* know the reality and what do I care if somebody pretends to know me and the way I deal with my youngsters?

Nonetheless, it prompted me to put in writing about it for a enjoyable Three Issues Thursday right this moment!

I’ve *all the time* let my youngsters put on their hair the way in which they need. It is simply hair–it grows again and that is the enjoyable of it! Hair is enjoyable to experiment with. Generally it appears to be like nice, generally not a lot. We have all had hairstyles that we have favored and hairstyles we have not.

I’ve all the time been a mother that lets my youngsters be who they need to be, particularly in the case of how they appear. I’ve allow them to lower and dye their hair, paint their nails, pierce their ears, put on no matter garments they need… I’m FAR from a mother who tries to make my youngsters appear like somebody they don’t seem to be. (My solely rule is that they can’t get a tattoo. I need them to be a lot older earlier than making that very everlasting determination.)

Anyway, listed here are three hairstyles from Jerry, the children, and me…


Eli was actually into his hair and I liked that. He needed to get it lower like his favourite YouTuber one time, so I took him to do this. It turned out nice!

(His ear piercings? He and I went collectively to the tattoo store to get them pierced. I bought one, too!)

Shortly after that, he needed to dye it inexperienced. He was slightly bummed that it wasn’t as inexperienced as he would have favored, although. When Luke came to visit, we purchased some inexperienced hair spray and made him appear like Eli. It was lovely!

Since he needed a really daring coloration, I informed him that I’d pay for him to go to the salon the place they may bleach after which coloration his hair (he needed blue). We had a lot enjoyable! And he liked it. My favourite half? That Eli marches to the beat of his personal drum and would not do issues simply to slot in. He is distinctive, in the easiest way doable.

Eli actually would not care what individuals assume. The children at college referred to as him “Blueberry” and “Smurf”, however he did not care. And funnily sufficient, a number of different individuals dyed their hair like that shortly after. He is a trendsetter, that one 😉


Noah has all the time been one to strive to slot in with everybody else, so till a few 12 months in the past, he is by no means actually finished something wild together with his hair. However listed here are just a few footage of various types:

I used to be shocked that he truly had the facet shaved like this, however I reasonably favored it! I’ve by no means been an enormous fan of boys with lengthy hair, however hey–it’s HIS hair, not mine. (By the way in which, I like Claire’s hair, too.)

Noah wasn’t loopy about how his lengthy hair was sticking up (he has two cow licks on his crown) so he requested me to point out him the best way to straighten it. It was enjoyable with the ability to present him how to do this! Did I care that his hair was right down to his shoulders? Nope. He favored it, and that is what mattered.

Most not too long ago, he grew his hair tremendous lengthy after which dyed it greenish. I actually favored the colour of it! Nonetheless, he was horrible about retaining the edges trimmed, so when he pulled his hair again into a person bun (which truly appeared actually good on him!), he appeared like a clown–the sides caught out throughout. This is not simply ME saying it–it grew to become a working joke in my household. Even Noah made enjoyable of it! 

We knew how a lot Noah liked his hair, so we joked about chopping it off whereas he was sleeping, or we might make bets the place if he misplaced, he’d have to chop his hair (probably not). However I’d by no means power him to chop it, nor make him really feel dangerous for the type he selected. He is my child! I’ll by no means see him as something however excellent.

When he got here dwelling yesterday together with his hair lower and I used to be so excited, it wasn’t simply the haircut–it was the SMILE ON HIS FACE. He by no means smiles–as evidenced within the pics–even although he has an important smile.

If you happen to missed it, right here is the earlier than and after:

That smile makes my coronary heart so joyful!

When he needed to see the response on our faces when he took off his hat, he wasn’t disillusioned in any respect. We had been SHOCKED and it made him giggle. I caught his image whereas he had a really real smile on his face, and THAT is what I liked a lot. (Though I positively love the brief hair on him–he appears to be like so mature.)

This was proper after he lastly bought the edges trimmed and he dyed it green-ish:


Jerry has had his share of haircuts, too. It is tremendous exhausting to slim them down to 3! However listed here are just a few of my favorites:

That is once I shaved steps in his head. This was actually in style once we had been in elementary college!

Oh, man, this was the worst! He bleached it for some purpose, which dried it out horribly. Then it bought a slight inexperienced tinge. And he refused to chop it. I am glad that one did not final lengthy 😉

WHY he did lower a mohawk like this?! I am unable to keep in mind, however wow. Really, I most likely lower it for him (at his request–I by no means would have chosen that, haha). However again–HIS hair.


And eventually, me. I already did a put up about all my dangerous haircuts once I was a child, so listed here are a 3 haircuts from later in life. This was exhausting to slim down, too! There are loads.

In highschool, I used to put on my hair in small buns throughout my head–probably 6-8 of them. I want I had an image! However this pic under is the aftermath of once I took the buns out. My hair was SO CRAZY. (Additionally, I used to dye it a reddish coloration in highschool!)

This was the primary and solely time in my life I bought highlights in my hair. My sister took me for a makeover after I would misplaced 100 kilos, and we had a blast! I completely liked the highlights till it got here time to maintain up with them. I do not like spending cash on my hair, so I went again to my pure black.

I’ve no recollection of chopping my hair so brief at this age! I believe this was in 2005-ish. I actually do not like how I look with brief hair and it is too exhausting to maintain–I choose to throw it right into a messy bun. And regardless that a messy bun is not precisely enticing, it is cozy and sensible!

I can not do a put up about hair with out sharing (as soon as once more) this video of Jerry. It is the BEST. I do not understand how I did not truly die from laughing.

And listed here are a few different humorous images that present simply how a lot I do not care about molding the children to what’s “anticipated”. I’ve *all the time* let my youngsters select their very own garments for college, particularly on image day. I needed my youngsters to be themselves and look how they needed; there have been youngsters within the class wearing collar shirts with ties, and ruffly clothes for image day. My youngsters wore no matter they needed. and I like seeing these footage!

That is what Eli needed to put on to highschool, so I let him! What is the hurt? (And severely, how cute is he?!)

I took him to Sears to get his footage taken earlier than he bought his braces eliminated, and I informed him to pick an outfit–and that is certainly one of my very favourite footage of him!

This image of Noah is AWESOME. I took him to Sears for some child footage and he needed nothing to do with it. The photographer was getting pissed off, and I informed her to simply take the picture–I’d purchase it! She stated she would get in hassle for not getting a greater picture, and I informed her it is excellent the way in which it’s and to simply take the image. I purchased an 8×10, hung it on my wall, and bought extra compliments on it than another picture. As a result of no person buys footage of their youngsters crying 😉

Anyway, the entire level of this put up is that I completely adore my youngsters the way in which they’re and I’ll all the time allow them to categorical their independence. Do I like Noah’s haircut? Sure. Does it make me love him extra? No. I like him with my entire coronary heart, no matter what his hair appears to be like like. Does he know this? Completely.

And the remark about making my entire 12 months? It was about the entire package–Noah feeling excited to see Jerry’s and my reactions to his hair, his shyness about it, attempting to cover his smile, however then seeing all of it: the good haircut, the real successful smile, and the complete temper of the room. We laughed and could not cease exclaiming how “grownup” he appeared. My youngsters are all the time first in my life and I’d by no means say something to make them query whether or not I like the way in which they appear.

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