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The boy who wouldn’t get his hair cut…

by Clare Mansell

Things I have offered as a bribe in return for this boy having a haircut…

(1) A trip to the sweetshop
(2) A new Thomas train from the toy shop
(3) A new Thomas train and a trip to the sweetshop
(4) His choice of anything he wants from the toy shop (getting desperate)
(5) A trip to Peppa Pig World (really really desperate)


None of them have moved him.

We do have an amazing children’s hair salon in our local town. It has cars for the kids to sit in, cartoons to watch, patient staff and an endless supply of lollipops and last time we went, he sat on my lap and screamed like a banshee whilst I used all four of my limbs to anchor all four of his limbs down whilst the hairdresser cut his hair. We also have the option of my kind and patient sister who cuts hair for most of my family and whom he loves, but refuses to go near when the “h” word is mentioned.

He is supposed to be being a pageboy on Saturday, but I think that’s pretty unlikely to happen too as he refuses to contemplate even trying on the outfit. Some battles aren’t worth fighting, so for this most formal and significant of days I shall most likely be the mother of the disheveled looking boy who would not get his hair cut or wear a suit.

He does fortunately now have a back-up outfit which is part Prince George and part Surfer Boy and as he was there in the shop when I bought it (when frankly I should have been buying an outfit for myself) he has agreed to wear it…. All being well you might even get to see a photo of it next Monday. Wish me luck…

Living Arrows

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Hollie B July 13, 2015 - 7:14 pm

He is gorgeous! Good luck with this week! My cousin refused to cut his hair, he had it at his shoulders until one day someone asked what ‘her’ name was. He swiftly wanted it cut! x

Carie July 13, 2015 - 7:23 pm

well at least the fashion is for longer hair at the moment- he’s just being on trend!! I’m sure he will look adorable at the wedding and I hope he lets you take a picture because I am very curious to see what happens when you mash up Prince George and a surfer!

Rosana McPhee Hot&Chilli Blog July 13, 2015 - 7:36 pm

I was a terror when it came to haircuts when I was a child. Things changed quickly when I became a teen…fashion and all that. It’s just phase it will pass. R

Rebecca July 13, 2015 - 8:24 pm

ahh, he is so gorgeous! Good luck 😀 It’ll be a while until I take my daughter for her first haircut…. I can imagine for children it is quite the experience! x

Donna July 13, 2015 - 8:46 pm

I love his little surfer boy look but it is frustrating when they don’t comply to the things like haircuts. Hopefully we’ll see him in his outfit! x

Bex July 14, 2015 - 4:32 am

He still looks pretty cute! I managed to snip at Ted’s mullet myself a couple of days ago. I’m amazed I managed to do it’s last time he shouted – put the scissors away! Good luck on the weekend x

Jenny July 14, 2015 - 4:39 am

Ahh bless. B was the same way about his hair being cut forever until Daddy took him to the barbers and he watched him get a haircut then B got one at the barbers and now he absolutely loves it. Lovely photo. #livingarrows

Em @ snowingindoors July 15, 2015 - 9:16 am

I love his tousled hair, it’s very surfer chic. I can’t wait to see his outfit from the wedding, I’m intrigued by the sound of a Prince George, Surfer mash-up! xx


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