Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We took the kid to get his first haircut a couple of weeks ago. We went to one of those joints that are tailored for kids. They had a TV and a DVD player at every station, candy and a few small toys etc.
Every single barber chair was designed like a 25 cent kiddie ride, Max's was a firetruck for example.
The haircuter asked me what DVD she should put in for Max, and because They didn't have Bonanza on DVD I settled for Elmo's World.
We put Max in the firetruck chair and the screaming commenced immediately. The haircuter promptly turned into a witch and made me put Max in a headlock to keep him still while she cut his hair. When Allyson and I went to comfort Max the witch made us stop and said not to comfort him cause it's only going to make it worse. The witch made some reference to her kids while she was torturing ours, and my heart broke in two, cause I can just imagine how rough those kids have it over at the witch's place.
Here's the thing, both Allyson and I knew it was probably going to be a pretty rough experience for Max getting his first haircut. How did we know this? Cause we have a computer and books at home and we research this shit! Well, really Allyson does and I take all the credit. ;)
But the Witch was talking at us and acting like we had no idea that it was going to be... a little rough on Max. That's my biggest issue with her.
It cost us 20 bucks and they said that Max should come in every 4-6 weeks. Um... I don't think so. Once or twice a year's good for now.