You have no idea what a production an adoring mother and a doting grandmother
can make of a baby’s first haircut!
Here, you are meeting Jessica Rodriguez for the first time.
You must have been about eighteen months old.
And, you were highly dubious about this “haircut business”.
Mom is telling Jess how to cut your hair, and Jess is ignoring her.
Jess has children of her own. Two boys. Lots of little boy haircuts.
She is great with kids too. Here she is talking to distract you.
The gallery below includes some of the many shots that I took that day.
Mom was crouched next to your chair.
There is no way you would have allowed your hair to be cut
without Mom’s cheerleading!
You are finally securely in Mom’s arms again.
She had come in from a job installation to go with us.
There wasn’t a chance that she wouldn’t be there to “protect” her baby!
After the haircut, you and Jess became best buddies.
She cut your hair for years until you decided to go with Dad to the barber.
You and I would go from the shop in the afternoon after school
to get our hair cut. We teased each other about who would “go first”!
I always lost and had to be first, of course!