In preparation for Trev's schooling, hubby and I decided that he needs to have a haircut. Although the school didn't require us to, we still feel the need since his hair is growing very long again. As much as I would love to keep his long hair (I really do!), I have to let it go! Haha! Senti lang. Anyway, it's for his comfort din naman, so that's fine with me.
Since he was born, he only had two haircuts pa lang. His first was at Cuts 4 Tots and his second was at Cute Barbers, both are catering especially for toddlers and babies. This time around, hubby and I thought of bringing him to our friendly neighborhood barber instead. Good thing that there's one near our place that accepts toddlers.
So, the other day, off we went to the barber shop. We've been priming him the past several days already since during his first two haircut experiences, he did nothing but cry! Hihi! This time, he actually seemed excited. We've been telling him that we will visit the barber shop for him to have a haircut. He was even the one who was hurrying us up while we were preparing to go there. He kept saying "Outside! Let's go! Barber shop!". Haha!
|Excited to go to the barber shop. He even brought with him his toy helicopter.|
|The "Before" photo of his long hair. Five months after his last haircut.|
When we arrived, there were like 4 customers ahead of us. There were only two barbers and only one of them could cut a toddler's hair. But since he has 2 customers lined up under him, we had to wait I think almost an hour (or was that an hour already). I have no idea why it took that long.
Anyway, our little one started to get fussy already due to the long wait. So, as expected, when it was his turn, here's what happened.
|Awww, poor little one! Nawala ang excitement niya! He cried the whole time. |
Good thing the barber knew how to handle toddlers, the haircut was finished
after like around 10 minutes.
His Tatay was the one holding him while the haircut was ongoing. We were trying to distract him but to no avail. He kept crying and kept saying "Hug, hug". Aww, kawawa naman.
Anyway, after the haircut, we changed his shirt and I brought him outside the barber shop while his Tatay remained inside for his haircut also. After a little more while, Trev was okay and was happy again. He got entertained by the passing cars on the street. Haha!
|Here's his "After" photo. :-)|
Goodbye long hair!
|Yes, haircut at this barber shop is only Ph50!|
|Okay, not really goodbye pala kasi may natira pa sa long hair niya, haha!|
|Happy na ulit. Playing with his helicopter once again.|
Like the caption above, yes, we only paid Ph50 for Trev's haircut (and hubby's, too) plus tip. Ang mura lang noh? Compared to when we bring him to a kiddie salon, we would have to pay hundreds of pesos for his haircut. Well, yes, I know, kiddie salon comes with perks like car chairs, toys, even lollipops! But then, come to think of it, mahal pa rin! We paid Ph520 (includes a certificate) on his first haircut and Ph300 (basic haircut) on his second haircut. Glad that there's a barber shop near our place that also caters to toddlers, nakatipid kami! Wohoo! :-)
After my boys' haircut, we went to Waltermart to do our grocery. Before we headed to the supermarket though, we brought Trev at Fun House and treated him to two car rides for being a brave boy, despite all the cries, during his haircut.
|He calls this "token car". Haha!|
After his car rides at Fun House, we went straight to the supermarket section to buy our groceries.
|Until now, he's still very fascinated with brooms and mops and floor brushes, and anything similar. |
Ang kulit lang. Haha!
At home, Trev has totally forgotten about what happened at the barber shop and was in his cheerful self again.
|Trev's different faces with his new look!|
So, there you go. I guess Trev will become a regular customer of our friendly neighborhood barber shop now that he's already a school boy. His hair grows very fast so we might visit the barber shop again in a couple of months maybe.