In the past I have intentionally kept my kids out of this blog, but I am making a brief exception today. I was recently looking through some pictures that I had taken on my cell phone and I came across one that I had forgotten about. One day my son Josh got bored so he went into my bathroom closet and got my electric razor out and decided to give himself a haircut. He had seen me give my boys haircuts for years so he new it couldn't be that hard. He turned it on, popped open the side burn trimmer and started to rub it on head. I'm sure he was feeling pretty good about his new barber skills until an older sibling saw him and screamed in horror. As you can see from the picture below, there is not a lot you can do to salvage this type of haircut unless your kid is a Jet Li fan or wants to be a Shaolin Monk.
This picture brought back memories of all the "kid haircuts" I've seen during my life. Usually the bangs are the hardest hit area. I'm sure you've all seen similar pictures in school pictures or family photo albums. You gotta love it when a little kid takes the initiative to keep their hair trimmed.
The more I think about it, I have to admit it's actually pretty cool that kids have enough confidence to attempt a haircut and are not afraid to try. What I originally thought would be a just a funny picture actually has some deep meaning to it. If you don't feel ready or qualified to do something or if you are intimidated by some sort of task or project that you are supposed to do, just follow the example of Josh and get to work on it. Someone can always help you clean up your mess later on.