Once upon a time he had very short hair. Pigtails and Crewcuts did it to him. I distinctly remember telling the woman with the scissors that I wanted it trimmed just a little in the back and “leave it mostly long and scruffy… you know, I like him looking like he belongs in a concrete bowl with a skateboard.” She gave me a very strange look. Then she chopped his hair to nothin’. That was the last time he had his hair cut.
But after the incident at the fair ground where I mistook a girl with shoulder length hair for my son… I decided to take just a little off the back. Again.
Except, mistrusting person that I am, I did it myself this time and I cut it WAY shorter than I meant to. It doesn’t even touch his shoulders anymore. I’m teetering between what did I do? and why does this always happen? My biggest consolation is that it has four months to grow out before Caleb gets home. And it’s just hair, right?