Tuesday, May 06, 2008

What Will the Neighbors Think?

So the Rifes were over for dinner the other night and we were looking at the dog who lives behind us. Jerod and Jeff were hypothesizing about what type of dog it is and said, well it might be a golden retriever but I just don't know. Its fur doesn't look right. I said it is a golden, they just had it shaved. Someone said, really? Because it doesn't really look like a golden anymore. And I said, yeah, I know, but it had hair when we moved in and then last week it showed up all shaven. That seemed to be a good enough explanation.



Why am I telling you that? Because it's probably similar to the conversation that will take place in all the neighbors' houses when they see this:

I really didn't mean to pass along my hair inconsistencies, but I don't actually know how to answer when the lady at Sports Cuts asks, "how do you want it cut?" Because I'm a girl and I don't know about clippers vs. scissors and I thought phrases such as "we like it a little longer", "we part it over here" and "just a good little boy cut" might do. Alas, they do not.

The upside? It will be approaching fall when he needs another cut. I guess I know how to get my money's worth out of that $8.95 coupon!

The picture below is two-fold; it captures the ill-fated 'do (which, by the way, surprised me anew when I went to get him from his nap since this morning he had hair and all) and also provides a nice comparison to this day last year, when Wyatt was photographed under the table next to the same chair. Hard to believe how big he's getting (even for a smallish guy). I really wanted the same picture, but guess who wouldn't quite cooperate? He's simply too busy getting used to the feel of wind on his scalp.


4 comments:

Susan said...

At the risk of making myself unpopular, and with the knowledge that it probably looks different in person, I think it looks darling!!! You'll get used to it - he jut looks like a boy now instead of a toddler.

Lisa said...

Again, Im going to have to agree with Susan. I think Wyatt looks super cute and very grown up. If you miss the baby look maybe you should have another baby!!! :)

Stephanie said...

It's not as cute as it looks, FYI. The picture doesn't capture the scalped-ish-ness to it and also doesn't include a profile shot of how the cowlick fared. But I'm getting more used to it....slowly....

aderost said...

He does look darling! If it makes you feel any better...you got a good deal! I think I once paid $16.95 for the same look!