OK, so this is a pretty trivial subject compared to many of those expounded here, but let's talk hair. Both of my kids have extensive amounts of it - Mr. Questions' is super-thick and prone to bed-head, while Cozy's is long (down to her back at 20 months) and very fine. Great you say: let those little beings run free with their hair a-flowing. That's what I thought, except that they both seem to be really sensitive to sensory input and have no tolerance for hair in their faces. Sooo...haircuts. I used to give Questions really bad haircuts and then got sick of having people make snide comments about his bad haircuts. So I took him to an independent hairdresser who is close and cheap and could cut hair really fast. Everything was fine until the last time I took him, when Mr. Hairdresser decided we were now close enough buds to talk about all sorts of topics that made me fairly uncomfortable - like how kids are just being made into pussies these days by all this anti-bullying stuff. You really don't want to argue with the person cutting your kid's hair but...
Also, I tried to have Cozy's hair cut there and she threw a complete shit fit. The hairdresser said there was just no way she could cut her hair. So do I continue to take Questions to have his hair cut there, despite the fact that I'm starting to really dislike the guy? (He really does give him the perfect nondescript cut.) Do I just let Cozy's hair grow out? Does long girl's hair ever get less annoying? Do I give both of the kids ironic mullets? I'm at a loss here. Please share with me what you all do to keep the hair situation under control.
Nah, we're technology-light over here Wookie. All my cell phone does is make phone calls. I believe that the salon has screens with cartoons though.
Success! A combination of Sesame Street, animal crackers and a really patient hairdresser saved the day. Cozy didn't even get beyond a little bit of whimpering - I guess that she decided that there was no need for the full on distress call. Which is good, because I'm always worried that she going to do some permanent damage to somebody's eardrums.