The Party is over…and I’ll cry if I want to!!!

Andon's Baby Mullet

Yes, the *party in the back* is gone!

boo hoo hoo…

He looks like such a big boy now!

Andon with post-cut mandatory sucker (aka, bribery)

I wasn't as emotional as I thought I would be. When the stylist took the first cut from the mullet it was sad. She even said, “Man, he has a mullet” even before I called it that (so I'm not hatin' on the mullet wearers, it just wasn't the right look for our little boy :).

The inaugural cutting of the mullet

He's growing up. My kids are growing up. In between Andon's dinosaur-like screeches (that's what he sounds like when he screams and screeches at us), he's a little boy. My little toddler just waiting to get his knees scraped up (which has already happened countless of times), climb dirt piles, have nasty crud under his nails and will chase any critter with legs (I've mentioned his infatulation with animals and creatures this momma isn't the fondest of).

Ahhh…this parenting stuff is so tiring, stressful and requires intense labor beyond the delivery room! But, it's so sweet to see them happy w/ their momma and a balloon! If only life could be that simple :)

My precious boy is growing up!


  1. Erin on May 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    He looks so much older! I was just thinking of taking C in for a cut before the summer…he’ll have a mullet before too long!

  2. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free on May 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how fast a haircut can make them grow up? Your little man is too cute with his new ‘do!

    Mullets aren’t for us, either… :)

  3. Will Blog For Shoes on May 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Farewell sweet baby mullet! At least you’ll always have pictures. The barber that does my son’s hair has that same fish cape (or “bib” as Woggie calls it).

    (Oh & thanks for the reminder that I need to call and make an appt.)

  4. oh amanda on May 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    cutie pie.

  5. Mrs. CPA on May 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I cut Maddie’s Mullet at like 5months. I couldn’t stand it anymore!

  6. Vanderbilt Wife on May 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Oh, he is so sweet! Bye bye, mullet. My girl is gonna have a side mullet–only the sides of her hair are growing. Still short as can be in the back.

  7. Lisa on May 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    So cute! My youngest is 10 now and my oldest is almost 19.. how time flies!

  8. amy in OHio on May 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm


  9. Dawn B. on May 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I love the pics, he is so handsome, at least he had hair, my boy had his first haircut after his second birthday (still not much to cut, lol). I love the personal touch to blogs, it puts all the computer/sale jargon in perspective, we are human beings and have lives as well, thank you for sharing and all you do :)

  10. monica on May 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    It looks great. So cute. My boys are 15 and 13 now, I remember how hard the first haircuts were, especially the oldest. He had the most beautiful curls:)

  11. Leanne on May 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Such cute kissable cheeks! Its amazing how much older the look after their first haircut! I look back at pictures of my son and wonder why the heck I waited so long to get it cut!

    And my daughter just turned one but has had her hair cut 4 times already! She was born with a beautiful full head of hair!!!

  12. ltickle on May 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    awwww. reminds me of my 16 month old daughter’s hair. i NEED to cut it, but keep putting it off. i keep hoping she’ll wake up one morning with a full head of hair i can put into ponytails and clips!

  13. Heather on May 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    My two year old had the exact same mullet thing going on! I just cut it yesterday. Sigh, he’s still a cutie patootie!

  14. shevigirl on May 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    It’s amazing how much older they look after they get it cut! What a cutie! I love the shadow shot….it’s priceless!!!

  15. Candi on May 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I am sympathize. All of my friends ask when I’m going to cut our son’s mullet off! I say I’m going to wait until he’s a year old…next month! It flies by…

  16. cheapsk8mom on May 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    wow!! i haven’t had a baby for so long, i forgot about this kind of fun…

    and your post title, party in the back. omgosh. you’re a funny woman!

  17. Alyssa @ Keeping the Kingdom First on May 22, 2009 at 12:04 am

    What a huge change! I can’t help but think that I will be taking Colin in to get his mullet cut off in a few short years. Right now, the poor kid is completely bald!

    Good job, mama. Love the shadow photo!

  18. Stefany on May 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Isn’t it amazing how much older they look with just a haircut? He looks adorable though. :)

    Ahhh, balloons. They sure are a wonderful thing until someone lets it go. heh!

  19. Emily on May 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Too cute!! My daughter has a “mullet” but it would look funny if I cut all of her hair off! We usually just have to do pigtails for her :-)

  20. The Happy Housewife on May 29, 2009 at 10:21 am

    awww, such a big boy! love the new cut.

  21. UP on April 2, 2010 at 10:27 am

    One of my favorite pix of my son is his first haircut. From the 9th grade until after he graduated, he didn’t cut his hair at all.

    This tells that story!


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