Haircuts and the naughty boy

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Jasper had a haircut yesterday. It was quite the ordeal, especially given he actually wants to grow it ‘like Rapunzel’. We said it would be fine, it would just be a trim to tidy it up and get his fringe out of his eyes. Unfortunately, James’ hairdressing skills are somewhat limited and it soon became less of a trim and more of a buzz cut.

Thankfully, I later caught him telling himself in the mirror how cool he looked and saying he loved it.

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I have to admit that I don’t love it when Jasper has a haircut. As soon as his hair is shorter he looks SO much older and a whole lot naughtier. I much prefer it when he still kinda looks like my cheeky baby boy.

The worst bit is that he not only LOOKS naughtier but he GETS naughtier. As soon as his blonde locks hit the floor, he’s almost a different boy. Noisier (which, some days, can be hard to fathom), rougher, busier. He gets a twinkle in his eye and off he goes destroying and pushing all our buttons. The attitude increases, as does his stubbornness.

This can last anywhere from one day, to a week and sometimes even longer if we’re super lucky.

I’ve recently spoken to other parents who have commented on the exact same thing happening when their son gets a haircut. So, I can’t help but wonder, what’s the deal?

Have you noticed the same with any of your children?
Do you have any idea why this happens?

Linking up with Jess for #ibot

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6 Comments

  1. My boy used to be great at haircuts until age 3, it is now a big drama getting his hair cut, I dread it for the hassle but he looks so much better after a cut, he tends to get Lego hair as it grows longer! I’ll have to look out to see if his behaviour changes – it will make for an interesting case study!

  2. I can’t say my son gets naughtier with hair cuts, but he certainly does look much more grown up. Well, he’s 6 now so I guess technically there is nothing “baby” about him anymore. Just wish it didn’t happen so quickly, is all. 🙁 -Aroha (for #teamIBOT)

  3. I don’t have boys and I have no idea why this happens but heck it’s interesting that it’s not something your son does alone. I love when my daughter gets a haircut. I find her hair is so much easier to manage.

  4. Hey Becky, great timing – we’re due for our first haircut (am a bit nervous).
    I’ll let you know if he gets naughtier, although he’s pretty cheeky already 😉
    Cheers, Jen

  5. it’s amazing how much haircuts change the way they look. I gave Bailey one a few weeks ago, and I’m a little scared by how thug like he occasionally looks.

  6. Have you been spying in my house? Sounds like my 3 going on 5 yo!!! Wow talk about stubborn, cheeky, naughty, grumpy and determined! SHESH, boys eh. At least they smell fantastic!

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