So this is what happened yesterday. Yes, I know that they will be buzzing Jonathan’s hair even shorter once he’s in boot camp – which I have a huge problem with btw.
But as to why we cut it ourselves a day early: 1) I wanted to keep his ponytail as a keepsake; and 2) I intend to be the one to primarily cut his hair over the next four years that he’s in the Navy, so we figured now would be a good time for me to practice on his hair. No matter how badly I do, it’ll be buzzed soon anyway.
I was encouraging Jonathan to cut his pony tail with his samurai sword, and we were pretty close to pulling it off the shelf to indulge in some basement-dwelling level nerdity – but on further thought, he was concerned that it would ruin the ponytail if it sliced diagonally, and I was concerned that he might inadvertently decapitate himself. Since neither one of those possibilities appealed to us, we went with scissors instead.
I should clarify that I have never used a hair buzzer before. So when it came time to shape the back of his neck with the buzzers I, uh, held it upside down and cut a bald patch on the upper middle part of Jonathan’s head. Whoops. So other than the bald spot, I think I did a fairly good job having absolutely no idea what I’m doing and using a pair of dull crafting scissors. And I mean, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even YouTube search a tutorial or anything. Being so blissfully unprepared whilst trying out a new skill is unlike me, but I was dreading cutting his hair so much I was in denial. By the time he shoved the scissors and buzzer at me, I just went for it, haha.
Of course we mangled his hair up into funny punk styles before finally cutting it down to the less-than-2-inches Navy regulation(ish) cut. But once we were all done, I think it came out great and I can’t believe how impossibly handsome my husband is regardless of hair cut. He has one of those timeless looks that allows him to wear any style and look dashing while doing it. Although I will say he has much more of a baby face and looks like a high school student with short hair. (I’m a cougar, RAWR!!)
Anyway, we’re on our way to San Jose right now where I’ll be watching Jonathan get sworn in and then take off for Navy Boot Camp. I can’t believe it’s finally here.