Wednesday, March 20, 2013

That hair


A friend of mine says I have an obsession with my son's hair.  She's absolutely correct.  From the time he was a baby


when he didn't have much in the way of hair.  Back then, of course, the obsession was for the hair to grow in.  Which it did.


Slowly.


Once it had finally grown in, the obsession was for cute haircuts.


Isn't that adorable?


Just adorable.

But then, slowly, the boy child started deciding on his own hairstyle.  Slowly.  From this


to this.


Getting longer.



(With his cousin.)


So the hair stayed long.


Except every once in a while, it would go from this


To this.


And people would tell him he looked like that guy from the Twilight movies.


Which he hates.  I think he likes it better this way.


Of course, right now, it looks like this.



Ah, that's better.  But it's soooooo long!  Which is how the subject of his hair came up.  

And by the way, I'm still obsessed with his hair.  But now, I'm obsessed because I love to play with his hair.  Which he sometimes tolerates.


Happy birthday, Mr. Boy.  I love you.  And no, it's not possible that you're 19.

37 comments:

cucki said...

Happy birthday to the sweet boy xxx

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW!

So is he considering a hair cut?

Mugwump Woolies said...

Shaggy or short...he's adorable! Happy Birthday, sweet boy!
Robyn

Bertie said...

Roflol, such a funny post Margaret!, Many happy returns to the boyman;) He must be wonderful (due to you!) not many kids would allow their mum to display these great pictures!
Have a lovely day together;)

Annie said...

Too funny! A biography told in hair do's. Wishing him a very happy birthday!

Vickie said...

awww! Did I notice a possible graduation to "Mr.Boy"?? ;)

Cathy B said...

They grow up so fast! Happy Birthday to your son!

Cari said...

Love, love, love this post !! What a handsome young man with a beautiful head of hair !

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your boy! I have a similar obsession with my boy's hair. First thing I will do after hugging him at his graduation from boot camp will be to run my hands over that Army crew cut.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Boy Child. May all your dreams come true in the coming year.

Miss Pants said...

I hope he has a great birthday!

Reading this post reminds me of my husband. Growing up I used to love to play with his hair. As a little kid, his mom made him keep it short. But once he was Jr. High and High School age he could grow it out some. He has these gorgeous silky curls. All of the girls used to love to play with his hair. :D And recently I missed it so much that I asked him to grow it back out...just a little.

Vicki said...

Whether short or long, he is one handsome guy! Happy Birthday to your son.

Peggy Lee said...

Awww...a very happy birthday to your baby boy. My son grew his hair long once. It was so thick and beautiful and I was SO JEALOUS! Now it's about 1/8" long, at most. Why is it that men can grow better hair and fingernails than most women? It's just not fair!

JOLENE said...

Wow! They sure grow up fast don't they. My son had long hair in his early teens, I called it "skateboard" hair. We all go thru style trends, but I am happy to say that it is very short now and this Momma likes it better that way. Happy Birthday to Mr. Boy!!!!

Carol said...

Wishing your son a happy, happy birthday, Margaret! My son will celebrate his 31st birthday tomorrow--now that is really making me feel ancient :)

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to Eli!! Just love all those hair pix!!

Linda said...

I loved seeing the pics of your son. What a cutie. Happy Birthday to him. So, is he getting a hair cut.

Linda

Krista said...

A very Happy Birthday to the boy child!

Ellen said...

Love the photos of your son through the years. I can't believe that he is nearly through his first year of college.

Please with him a happy birthday.

Lizzie said...

lovely series of photos Margaret, they go so quickly those years don't they? I can't believe that I will have two in their 40's this year!! Happy birthday to your boy..
xxx

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Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!!!

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday Eli and wishing you many, many more.

Catherine said...

Love this!!! Please wish your son a very happy birthday!!

Evelyne said...

Happy birthday for your boy.
I love the hair too!
Have a lovely birthday with your family,
Evelyne

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday wishes coming your way! Hope you have a fantastic and fun filled day. Love the pictures.

Jeanne said...

What a fun post Margaret and happy birthday to your special son. Your samplers are looking fabulous in the background too!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE? BISOUS DE LA FRANCE !!!

dixiesamplar said...

Happy Birthay to your young man! He does have some awesome hair :-)

Erica said...

What wonderful pictures!
A very Happy Birthday to your son!

Sherry :o) said...

Happy birthday to your sweet son, always our baby, aren't they? My 19 year old will be 20 soon - no longer a teenager and that is quite scary.

I love his hair - when my son grows his out, it's curly and thick and a nice blonde. I am jealous!

Roberta said...

Great photo story - love your creativity. Happy Birthday to your son.

Joy said...

Love the post...he looks like a free spirit with great hair!

xstitchatoz said...

Love this post, great pictures! Happy Birthday to your son! xx

Dona said...

I loved his baby/little boy pictures! He can certainly grow some hair! I wish him a very happy birthday!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to Eli!! It's sweet to look at those pictures over the years (with all the changing hair styles)!

woolwoman said...

Hope your DS had a wonderful birthday at home with family. Growing up in the 70's - I have always loved and certainly tolerated long hair. My DH hair was very long in the 70's and mine too but now we are old and have to be respectable and professional but I still love nice looking long hair. Cheers to you and your family - Mel