Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ode to The Mullet

At one month of age, Seth Robert Ince lost all of his hair.  That is, on the top of his head only.  The back continued on even through the adversity of a "back sleeper."  His mother talked of getting it cut especially after instances when people asked if she cut his hair.  Offended greatly, she quipped, "No I didn't thank you very much and if I did, I would not choose a mullet.  Yes, I may be from Texas, but don't live near the river." OK, maybe she was just thinking that in her head while she grimaced out a "no" to the asker.

Even still, she didn't have the heart to cut his golden locks.  

Mom, don't even think about cutting The Mullet!

Dontcha think it's cute?

Pure gold

She would finally build up her resolve, and then he would wake up like this:

Mom, please don't cut my hair.  You hate change.  I will not look like your little baby anymore if you do...

So he carried on as he was, The Mullet firmly intact.

 The Mullet lived on even through a photo shoot while wearing his Pakistani outfit given as a gift from one of our friends. Are those shoes the cutest?

Don't miss the hair flip 

This one is mostly for the pose, but The Mullet is also alive and well if you look closely.

I mean The Mullet has it's own shadow for crying out loud!

And then little Seth was woken up for church one Sunday and The Mullet had turned into this:

Business on top

Major party in the back.


And she again resolved to get his haircut immediately.

But somehow, he charmed her out of it again.  Even with lunch all over his face.

The Mullet withstood Tutu's b-day photo...

Yes, Seth has a bit of a shoe fetish.  Why do you ask?

as well as Soup Night.

 And then resolve was once again restored, when he found a girl's hair clip and insisted his mother try it on him.

It worked way too well.

 Next, he found a hair band.

The length of that pony-tail has most girls his age green with envy.  

And that was the last straw.

The waiting room at the Barber Shop

Ignorance is bliss 

Mom, what is this alien thing you've given me?

I think it has little strawberries printed on the package.

I like this Barber Shop place!

The Mullet's final minutes

What's going on here?

Lollipop, where have you been all my life?

Nothing in the world is happening except for my consumption of my first lollipop, copious amounts of drool, and the distant the singing of "Lollipop, Lollipop" intermittently interrupted by a snip, snip sound...

First haircut = total success!

Bittersweet moment for Mommy as she watches her baby grow into a little boy. ..

Check out that new do!

Embracing the Camera with Emily today...


adventures with 4 under 4 said...

super sweet post. oh the hair of a toddler. i just cut my twin boys hair before our family pictures last week. it was a must. they were starting to look like the character from those 'critter' books. :)

popped over from emily's.

tasha said...

that is so hilarious! he is a cutie - mullet or not. :)

Jocky said...

Robin! What sort of Texan mom removes her child's mullet? Are you taking advantage of living abroad? Wouldn't you get arrested in the Southern States for denuding a child of its Americanness like this? The day he first says the word 'YEEHAW!' then you'll realise your error.

Taylor and Robin said...

Very funny Jocky - I will forgive you only because you have never had the privilege of visiting Texas and so your knowledge is limited to the annual Top Gear episode filmed in the US and movies like The Dukes of Hazzard (or worse)!

Sarah said...

The Mullet! I can totally relate to this post. I look back at pictures of Ellie with her mullet and think "why didn't I cut that earlier???" But all I saw at the time was my sweet baby who I wouldn't change a bit.... Mark joked that she had it b/c I'm from Alabama and I have an Uncle Bubba who works for Nascar ;-)

April said...

Great post-Amelia was a mullet baby and then last year she cut her own hair, so we kinda went through it all over again :) I can see both of you in Seth-he's precious!

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