Regretful

There’s something tragic about a child’s first haircut. Cutting those soft, downy tendrils which grow according to nature’s whim, imposing adult styles dictated by the dual bondage of fashion and social convention. I resisted cutting Rose’s as long as possible, which turned out to be almost three years. She wore clips (remember?) but Theodore can’t do that, unless I want him taken for a girl.

The time had come. Food was perpetually stuck in the foremost strands, clashing with his thick, dark eyelashes. In haste I took my sewing scissors and made a few deft snips. And behold

I gave him a mullet.

* Photo by my friend Chris Luttenberger

4 Responses to “Regretful”


  1. 1 Don Kelly November 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Ha ha not the mullet Ali, those big brown eyes are beautiful

  2. 2 Ronelle November 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    ha! lucky he is adorable anyway. love to you all x

  3. 3 Martina November 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    What is the alternative though?


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