Happy hair day

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Today Rory is getting his hair cut! This might not sound like a big deal to you, but to Rory it is monumental. You see last time he had a hair cut his friend came too, to have his done. However, his little friend got a tad upset and it scared Rory and seemed to stay with him. From then on he was terrified of getting his hair cut and refused to get it done. Since we were about to have Emmett and unleash him and all the changes he brings on an unknowing Rory, we decided not to push it, choose your battles and all that. Now that we’re all finding our rhythm again, plus it was getting harder and harder to see Rory’s face, O and I decided to pursue the hair cut. This has been a long process and we did lots of things to make him feel more comfortable. We took him to Bumble and Bumble to watch me get my hair cut, which he seemed to quite enjoy but watched with caution. We talked about how we have to trim hair to look after it, otherwise he’d have to shave it off, he was terrified of being like Baby Rory (bald) again so agreed to a haircut, albeit begrudgingly. Then yesterday we had a breakthrough. Rory asked to give me a pretend haircut which I let him do. Then he asked me to do his. I was incredibly gentle singing “trim, trim” as I pretended to cut and included a head massage telling him that this is just like a haircut at the salon. Well he liked it. He liked it so much he asked me to call Nancy (his hairdresser) straight away. Luckily she had a spot today so we celebrated by having a ‘Happy Hair day’. Just like any other celebration it was an happy occasion complete with signing and cake. The fantastic Nancy came round to our home and as soon as she stepped out of the lift Rory ran to her and shouted “Happy Hair Day” which she thought was the sweetest thing. He sat beautifully on his chair, chatting away and Nancy got to work giving him a ‘cool Brooklyn kid’s cut’  (no short back and sides here). He loved it and afterwards we lit a candle and Rory, Nancy and I sang “Happy hair day” (to the tune of happy birthday), blew out the candle and gobbled up the cake. Success and a fancy haircut to boot.

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