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I knew this would happen--my little boy lost his curls when they cut his hair, and I am a little sad. He doesn’t look like a baby anymore and I am saddened to leave that part of life behind. What milestones did you find difficult? Did you get sad when your baby got his/her hair cut? -- Bonnie, StrongMoms Facilitator
I was, sadly, the one pushing for my boy's first haircut! He had long, wispy curls and I really love the little man look of short hair. EVERYONE in my family (my grandmother, mother, husband, etc) didn't want me to cut his hair for a long time yet but I really loved it when they did! Such a special little memory. We got a lock of his hair and a first picture from the place we went. Most people I know, however, feel more teary and sad than I did. :-p
Awwww. My husband shed a tear when our daughter came home with her first missing tooth! He shook his head and said, "It's over."
Growing up is hard on everyone! I think it's important to feel the loses, but look to all that is gained as your little one becomes a little-well less little. There are so many remarkable milestones to come. Perhaps marking these moments in a scrapbook as part of letting go and remembering would be a good way to process the feelings. I sure love my baby book, lock of hair in it and all. :)
You are all so right. It is hard watching them grow up and knowing that every day is one day less you will have with them as children. I love my job as a mommy and this time with my children is so precious. Yet, as some one once told me...." A mother's job is to teach her children to not need her anymore. The hardest part of that job is accepting success." .....so true.
My little girl first haircut is that when she reached 1 yr old. She also lost her curls when we cut her hair. But after a few months her hair grows fast and it changes to straight one.