I tried to cut his hair at home once or twice, and vowed never to attempt it again. I have no talent for my own hair, let alone someone else's, so imagine my surprise when last night, Jaysen announced he wanted a haircut.
Against my better judgement, I sat him down on the toilet in the bathroom and started to buzz the back of his hair with the clippers and #7 attachment. A #7 is still fairly long, so I felt semi-comfortable, and I was starting at the back in case he chickened out.
He did not chicken out.
In fact, he told me "shave me down and make me round!" Thank you Spongebob.
After I shaved the back and sides (I kept the top moppy), he looked in the mirror and told me "Not like this! Short!" I sighed and proceeded to take the top off with the #7 too.
He again looked in the mirror.
"Noooo! Take it off!" So I reluctantly put on a #3 attachment and re-cut his whole head with the #3.
A #3 is pretty flippin' short, and way outside my comfort zone.
He looked in the mirror, smiling.
Jaysen: No, Mommy! All of it!
Me: You want it shorter...than that?!?
Jaysen: Yes. Take it off!
Me: Jaysen, that's pretty short. You're almost bald.
Jaysen: Bald! (Cheesy grin)
Me: You want to be bald?
Me: Like bald bald? Like no hair? Like... skin-bald?
Jaysen: Yes! Make me skin-bald!
Me: (bythepowersofkojakwhatthehellisgoingon?) Jaysen, I'm not going to make you skin-bald.
Jaysen: Yes! Please Mommy? I want to be skin-bald!
Me: (holyfuckingshitonabowlingball) I don't think so Jaysen. Why don't you keep it like this for now, and we'll see if you want to be bald tomorrow.
Jaysen: Okay... (totally bummed)
So, my sensory defensive child set aside his fear of clippers because of...a script. That in itself was sort of cool, but he had such beautiful thick hair! Now he looks like a kid in boot camp!
Warning: Scripting can be hazardous to your hair.
What has your child done for the sake of scripting?