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Saturday, December 13, 2008

A visit to see Santa...

We had a pretty full day today. I decided i would take the boys down to the village in Arroyo Grande and see Santa. I've been asking Kaden for weeks what he was going to tell Santa when he saw him. He jumped right up on his lap with no hesitation. I don't even think Santa had a chance to ask him what he wanted and Kaden was telling him he wanted a "big huge airplane, with buttons, that flys"! He was so cute. Then I tried putting Austin on his lap and he wanted absolutely nothing to do with it! I did manage to snap a picture of them up there. Austin was literally trying to get away from him. I was so impressed with Kaden though, he just looked so comfortable up there. I think I'm gonna take them back again tomorrow with Mike. That way maybe I can get a better picture of the two of them with Santa.
We came home and had lunch. I have been trying to convince Kaden to let me cut his hair for weeks now. This was our first conversation...

Me: "When are you gonna let me cut your hair?"
Kaden: "No, it's too "cutty!"
Me:"It's ok, we'll use the clippers and we'll get it done quick!"
Kaden: "NO, it's too clippy"

Ok, guess that was a no go...

Fast foward to today-

Me: Kaden, let's cut your hair today! You can have your candy cane, and Daddy will cut your hair while you have it!!!"
Kaden: "No Mommy, I want you to do it. Your a nice Mommy"
Me: "Daddy is nice too, but if you really want me to do it, then I will..."

When Kaden was done with lunch I decided to go ahead and just do it. I learned that if I don't just do it while he is willing, it just may never get done. I decided to go for it. He did great. He got a little antsy towards the end, but overall he did awesome. I gave him a bath. Got him dressed. Gave him his paci.... That is when the trauma set in.

**side note** Ever since Kaden was a little baby he comforts and soothes himself by playing with his hair and sucking on his beloved paci. As soon as the paci goes in the mouth, the hands go up in the hair. Everytime!

Give me my "Mom of the year" award now, I didn't even think about this when I was cutting his hair with clippers on a #4 guard which is pretty short. I figured why not just do it short and that way it will be awhile before it's in his face again. Didn't think one bit about the fact that he can't run his little fingers through and swirl his hair. So, I give him the paci and he just starts sobbing! He said "I don't want my hair like Daddy's. I want my hair like Kaden's"...I knew instantly it was because of the hair. He cried for over an hour. He finally fell asleep watching 101 dalmations. It was the only thing that would make him stop crying. So, anyway...He looks adorable, but he is completely traumatized. So sad! It makes me realize that he is still kinda a baby...

Then, there is Austin who is just as cute as ever....

1 Post a comment:

Giggly said...

Awwwww......they are too cute. Kaden is such a brave boy!

Oh, I am dreading cutting Max's hair, it's about that time again. I always have to cut it because he is afraid of the clippers:(