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September 03, 2008



I don't remember if I've commented before, though I've been lurking for a while. If not - hi, I'm JoyMama!

Thanks for the hope about haircuts, and the "punctuated equilibrium" concept. I cut my four-year-old's hair myself, and I have found that with a favorite video, and a lollipop, and great care to lift the hair one little clump at a time (no snick-snick-snick right across the bangs, thank you!), I can make it bearable. But I'm looking forward to the day when it's easier to tolerate.


Three cheers for equilibrium! This is a lovely post. Here's to many more quiet hair cuts.


Brilliant post; you capture the essence of why communication is so important...it's TWO-WAY! Evidence of yet MORE QAP on your part for listening to Isaac and letting him be in control. Major props.

Christina Shaver

I'm going to bookmark this post. It is absolutely lovely.


Wonderful! I'm so glad you had a successful haircut experience. It does prove that talking things through with our kids, even if we're not sure how much they're taking in, is still worth it. Good for you! You made it work! :)


What a great post.
And good news on the haircuts.
My kids went back to school to be told they look like rockstars because they haven't had haircuts in about 6 months. And Foster's in LOVE with his long hair. He an't wait for it to be long enough for pigtails (what am I going to do then?) ugh!
You stories of your son - and your Kindergarten adventures - remind me of our family.

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