I took him out in the yard with the clippers my dad gave me, and set to. I cut off his longer hair (we're still finding chunks in the grass, to Genevieve's disgust), so the clippers did not hurt so much. The haircut lasted 15 minutes - Ben was almost disappointed it wasn't longer, but I was so pleased with the results and he was ultimately pleased to have extra screen time. Bribery is probably not a great parenting tool, but it gets great results. It's also how I'm getting ponytails on Phoebe these days.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Ben's Summer Haircut
One of my friends was telling me how she cut her son's hair, and I looked at the YouTube tutorial she used and thought I could do that. I asked Ben if he wanted his hair a little shorter before the summer heat, and then I bribed him with Minecraft time, and everything was golden. For every minute I would spend cutting his hair, he would get a minute of Minecraft time (this is an extremely big deal to Ben: currently he only gets 30 minutes of Minecraft on Saturday and Sunday).