Ah bonding time. Everybody has different take on this and we can argue all day what quality family time means. Do we always have to stuck into meaningful conversation about some sophisticated matters or our kids just need our full attention or maybe we must have fun together?
I’d like to think that the last two are the ones that matter. Remember the saying: people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you make them feel!
I want to make my son feel special. I want us to engage in fun activities just for us, the father and son.
So maybe you will be amazed if you hear that one of those activities is shaving our heads every month or so. Frankly I am not a big fan of going to a barber. Not that I don’t have the money but that I want to save myself the trouble of calling ahead of time and then driving back and forth. I used to have an old pair of clippers and my wife used to help me with the areas I was not able to reach.
Years passed by and so did my old trusted Andis. It was high time I got a replacement. Having seen me clipping my own hair for years, my son asked if I could give him the same haircut. Sure I said, just let’s see what mommy will say. With the go ahead of mommy, we prepared for shaving. Apart from the Wahl hair clippers I also got the Andis T-outliner – deemed the ultimate hair edgers for barbers. Having the right tools is crucial and after the shopping we got home and started with our little family affair.
We didn’t want to make a mess in the sparkling clean bathroom, so I got a chair and just put it outside.
I clipped his hair – nothing fancy – #3 on the top and #2 around the head. Little clipping with the liner around the ears and on the back of the head and what a difference it made! He loved his new hairstyle. Being proud of myself, I asked him if he would like to cut my hair and he agreed. He only needed a little help from my wife for the area around the ears and did the rest himself. I’m so proud of him!
We will definitely be shaving our heads the next month, too!…