After the Haircut

On August 30, 2010 by Eden M. Kennedy

Jackson got his hair cut in a barber shop where the pampering is old style. You can get a shave with a straight razor (which Jack will not do, as it gives him “the willies”), and a shoulder massage with one of those vibrating hand things that look like they can also polish your shoes and make a milkshake. You can also read an old Playboy and smoke a cigar while you wait. Jackson is only nine and is not allowed to smoke cigars. Jack used to smoke cigars but he gave it up. Hell, I used to smoke cigars and all I can say is that they’re expensive and get you so jacked up on nicotine that it’s hard to hear yourself screaming over the pounding of your own heart.

Jackson thinks putting on a hat is a funny thing to do when I want to take a picture of his new haircut:

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12 Responses to “After the Haircut”

  • What a sweetie-pie. I’m glad he kept it long. (Nice hat, too!)

  • I haven’t had shiny shoes since I last gave birth.

    Good on Jackson for keeping his hair long: even with the hat, one can tell that’s a good haircut. Extremely cool hat, too.

  • Bass clef hat. Awesome.

  • Jackson gets his sense of humor from his mother.

  • I love long hair on young boys – I’m a MOM, not a weirdo, and glad that my 10yo son is keeping his below his shoulders despite peer pressure. We live near Washington DC, so he stands out here, but we totally lost him in the surfer crowd down at St. Augustine, FL this summer.

    I loved cigars. I remember not being able to find my car one time after a particularly strong one.

  • Love the hat! Where did he find it?!?!
    /bass player (too)

  • Your kid is mighty cute. You’re very lucky!

  • I’ve not noticed this before, but someone looks a bit like his mom.

  • They’re out of bass clef hats, but normally they can be found here: http://shop.talkbass.com/collections/caps

  • Haircut, huh? Huh. I thought those looked different.

  • Re: “…all I can say is that they’re expensive and get you so jacked up on nicotine that it’s hard to hear yourself screaming over the pounding of your own heart.”

    I was at a friend’s house a few weeks ago and he was passing out cigars and asked if I wanted one, since he knew I had smoked them in the past. I said, “Yes, but please pick a nice mild one out for me.” He asked, “Mild?” and I said, “Yes, you know, one with out the [bugs eyes out and waves hands] blllllarrrrrggghhh.” Him: “Right then, here you go.”

    I love the bass clef hat.