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2-year-old boy gets his first haircut. Doesn’t like it.

Oct 18, 2011 By Abraham 38

(via BuzzFeed)

38 Comments

      1. Jodie McNamara says:

        If he likes it, than whose problem is it? Seems like he didn’t have a problem before, but now, after, he does.

      1. elise says:

        if we’re defining this experience as traumatic because the boy didn’t like it and cried, then my poor almost 3 year old suffers trauma every day. sometimes he doesn’t want to brush his teeth before bed or he doesn’t want to stop playing to go potty and when i make him do something he doesn’t want, he may cry. he still has to do it though because it’s what’s best for him. this little boy being repeatedly mistaken for an adorable girl seems more traumatic to me. lot’s of kids cry when they get their first haircut, then they grow up and don’t even remember it. agreed, however, that the new haircut is pretty dang dreadful. :)

  1. Aerin says:

    In the left picture, he has bangs. So it’s not his first haircut. This poor child and his media-seeking parents.

    1. Isabella says:

      Actually your wrong, i babysit two year old twins and one girl has a mullet, thus when her hair gets that long shell look like she has bangs too, children’s hair does not grow evenly for everyone.

      1. Lynnette says:

        I could agree with you Ben, and I probably would, but I remember the difference in my son at age 2 when he would get a haircut. When we’d cut off the curls, he would suddenly look a year or two older (and this happened multiple times, not just on a first haircut). I still marvel at his Before and After pictures … and I was the one doing the haircuts sometimes!

  2. Lynnette says:

    New thought: Maybe it IS a girl. And she decided to cut her own hair. And the picture on the right was the best way to fix it. So it’s not a boy that’s upset by a first haircut. It’s a girl that’s upset about losing her long hair after trying to make it pretty by herself.

  3. zachl says:

    maybe the kid was raised by the parents who wanted to let the kid decide if he wanted to be a girl or boy. the kid decided it wanted to be a he and the parents said, “well, the first thing is your gonna have to cut your hair.” (s)he didn’t like it and wanted to be a girl again. all that to say, you know girls, they can’t make their mind up about anything.

  4. Rachelle says:

    That is DEFINITELY the same kid: his parents need to take him to the dentist ASAP with that huge black spot on his tooth!!!

  5. Claire says:

    WOW. No wonder he cried, that is THE WORST haircut I’ve seen in a LONG time! Good grief, looks like an inexperienced home cut to me o.O jeezum.

  6. LissFirefly says:

    Seriously? “Trauma”?!?!? Babies get their hair cut younger than that every effing day and it’s not “trauma”. The world is getting so soft. The kid’ll get over it.

  7. Brenda says:

    He must have looked at himself in the mirror alot. How did he know what he looked like? :0) Just a thought.

    My kids played played played at that age and when it came to hair; combing was the big “no No” and would cry if they had tangles. Had to buy the best detangler out there..and then they were off playing again..not modeling.

    He is such a beautiful child.

  8. Steph says:

    Why didn’t they cut his hair earlier? I think the photo on the right is a HUGE improvement, mainly because I can now tell he’s a boy. That kid is going to look back at those pictures in 15 years and be embarrassed by the left one, not the right.

  9. Amber says:

    His hair was beautiful, there is nothing wrong with a boy or a man having long hair. Whether or not the parents shouldn’t have cut it or cut it sooner or whatever is kind of up to the parents and isn’t really any one else’s business.

    1. Eleven says:

      Totally true. In the west (USA and Europe) it is at least possible and quite usual that both girls and boys have their hair uncut, as it naturally grows. I like all those curls so much. But in China or Russia everyone would take such kids only for girls, even if the kid DOES look like a boy.

      1. Eleven says:

        They cut hair totally around the time of the first birthday, at one all the kids including most of the girls are bold. Stupid tradition from the socialism-communism times.

  10. Amanda says:

    The haircut itself was bad-i’ve cried on a few bad cuts. but he did make quite a convincing cute little girl…

  11. Jay says:

    Into each life some rain must fall. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that if you don’t get your children used to disappointment early on in life, it will be even more traumatic later on. Which is why we have so many whiny young people who can’t deal with it when life doesn’t give them everything they want. Stop being such over-indulgent parents and everyone will be a lot better off.

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