Monday, 20 January 2014

Waging War on the Small Ones

As you may have noticed, my DS2 has gotten a haircut since the last time I posted (re, Bathtime Blues). This has ended the “Oh your daughter is so cute!” stuff we used to have to put up with when we’d go out into public. Trust me, it was no easy task to chop off his beautiful locks. Being half Native, I like my boys to grow out their hair. However as they are also half Caucasian, I refuse to force either set of beliefs on them and would rather give them the choice between the two cultures. That being said, DS2 did not want his long pretty hair cut at all... 

However one day, I noticed that he was scratching a lot, and investigated why.

Aw crap... I tried for hours and hours on end, which eventually sprawled into days of sitting there meticulously picking out the small “friends” that DS2 had picked up. Thankfully, nobody else seemed to have gotten it, and DS2 put up with it for the most part. Three days later though...

My resolve broke. My hands hurt, my neck hurt, my eyes hurt from trying to focus on the teeny tiny terrorists who were evidentially winning this war. And that was just me. DS2’s patience wore out sometime during day 2, and hated the thought of sitting in my lap. So I finally relented. The invaders won and I had lost....

...the battle. With DS2’s permission, we got rid of the buggies; the only sure-fire way that I could think of, which of course, ended in a tantrum and lots of tears.

DS2 was very kind and put up with his mother’s theatrics and just wanted to get it over with so he could stop this nonsense and join the ranks of the carefree again. I’ll admit it. It was a little unnerving when I realized that the long hair and size difference were the ONLY differences between my older boys.

 The Boyz took off to play, and I sat there, wallowing in my sorrow that my little boy no longer looked like a baby and was indeed a young man. Heartbreaking as it was, it was kind of nice to realize that we got to save money on shampoo this way because DS2’s long hair and mine put together added up to a LOT of shampoo being used. Besides, as I told him, its only hair and it’ll grow back if he wants it to. The choice is his entirely.

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