The chungkin wasn’t exactly born with a head full of luscious hair that parents could shout about or visitors could exclaim about (i.e.: “look that all that hair!!!”).
We were just thankful that he had some, and even then we were never fans of shaving it all off (what if it takes forever to grow even just a little back?!?!?) during his first or fourth month into the world.
Then one day after he turned 6 months old, suddenly more & more hair started to appear. Friends started to noticed the fuller head of hair and asked if we had done any baby “yun nam” hair treatment of sorts (jokingly of course, but no we’re not neurotic parents).
Soon his hair started to have a character of its own too. There were hardly any bad hair days (then again, bubs look cute even with bad hair days) and he had hair that was “so niiice!” as others would describe it that we were often asked if we had brought him to the hair dresser’s recently. *proud mama moment about son’s au naturale hair style*
Till few days ago his long side burns were starting to bug us when we saw how they were covering top of his ears, making him look like a little hobbit.
The Bo happened to be on leave (I knew I couldn’t do this alone from witnessing other babies just scream at the sight of the scissors) and so a trim for little man was scheduled.
And it happened. All so quickly.
The chungkin sat on a booster seat so still and quiet from start to finish that I was gobsmacked.
There were no tears, no struggles, no screams, no fusses. No soothing needed. NONE OF WHAT I HAD PREPARED MYSELF FOR.
My 10-month-old was a champ at his first hair cut.