Sometimes Jeff and I Get Bored Too….

We don’t get a ton of rain here in Southern California, so when it rains for a full week without let up, it’s a BIG deal.  It rained like that this past winter and the twins literally went wild.  They didn’t know what to do with themselves being cooped up for a week and they started getting into all sorts of trouble.

  • Cutting each other’s hair.
  • Painting on my brand new jeans.
  • Getting into stuff they knew was off-limits….

You get the picture.  They didn’t get into as much trouble (as a consequence) as they normally would have because I understood.  I was going stir crazy too.  I know that a week in-doors doesn’t seem like much to many of you, but it was a big deal to us since we spend most of our days outside year round.

Sometimes, whether it’s raining out or not, Jeff and I get bored too.  And I get him to do juvenile things to make me laugh.  Like giving the boys haircuts.  Bowl cuts, mullets, skater dos, you name it.  Yesterday Jeff wielded the clippers and scissors and provided me with a fiesta of fun.

We told him what a cool hair cut he had.  Like, super cool.  The kid was so excited with his new do.  Seriously.  BEAMING.  The best part?  His brother/twin wanted his hair cut the exactly the same way.   I tried to get Jeff to take him out in public like this.  Just once.  I used all of my persuasive powers, but he refused.

We had our laughs, and now he looks like this:

All ready for summer.

I’m playing along with Lolli at Better in Bulk with Give me your best shot, Cecily of My Chaos, My Bliss and PSF, and Family Friday with Peterson’s St. Louis and Amy of Keeping Up with the Shultz Family.


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    Such fun! You can tell it was a good time for all involved!

    Back in our newlywed days my husband had me cut his hair and I used to live in fear that the clippers would die on us mid-cut and he would have to go out in public that way.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..PSF: Book Worm =-.

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    Susie's Homemade says

    So cute!! I wish I were that brave but my girls would end up looking like a circus side-show:-)

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    This was a fun post – I have tried cutting the kids hair ONCE – it was awful – they need someone who knows how to blend…and I can’t do that! But I would have never thought to give my kids a mullet just for a laugh! Have a great weekend!

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    I BUSTED MY GUT LAUGHING AT, “Does it get any better than this?”

    The answer is NO. No, it does not.

    You are the meanest, best, funniest, most beautifulest mother in the world.
    We need a date night. Me & you. It’s been almost a month.
    .-= Lula´s last blog ..I Say It Every Day. =-.

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    Melissa says

    Awwwww man I can’t believe your hubby wouldn’t do it, just for one day.
    No biggie right?
    I should do it next time we cut Masaru’s hair.

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    LOL, and if you mess up with the first one, you can always fine tune your skills on the next one!
    Love the mullet. Classic.
    They have gorgeous hair btw. The perfect strawberry blond…. sigh…
    I’d kill for my girls to have that color… instead of Chris’ ‘mousy brown’. Ugh.

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    Kirsten says

    Ha ha ha ha….too cute! Besides his absolutely precious little voice it made me so happy just to hear yours…..oh, good times. I vote for a mohawk with the next cut. 🙂

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    OH yea business in the front party in the back! yea baby:)

    I was just cutting hubby’s hair last night and threatened to do some super “cool” cut and then leave it, but I decided to be nice and finish it up.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..Swagger Wagon =-.

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    Those are kind of cute! My husband cuts my son’s hair and is always doing something wacky with it before he shaves it off. He’s a bit too young yet to think it’s funny himself, but my husband gets a good laugh out of it.
    .-= Tired Mom Tésa´s last blog ..My Writing Projects =-.

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    What an adorable kid he is!! OMG! I’m impressed with your haircutting skills. If this bloggy thing doesn’t work out….I’m just saying!
    .-= Gigi´s last blog ..Home. =-.

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    Twenty little toes says

    Cute picture:)
    I have twin boys too and every time their hair grows my husband insists he cuts it. It’s so much fun! My boys are 18 month old and they get into trouble all the time when they are bored and boy do they get bored easily!!

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    amy says

    Thanks so much for joining in.. It is so great to have you.. Those boys are way cute and have great cuts.. Have an amazing weekend.. Thanks again..

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    Brooke Dodd says

    Your boys are so cute. We can’t thank you enough for coming to the party. Hope to see you at the next party on Sat.

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    Haircuts are fun!! I do need to learn more about painting on jeans…this could be more productive then permanent marker on the bed, walls, and kitchen table. Summers are a drag here….extremely way to HOT! Enjoy and have fun this summer! btw nice to meet you at BBC !!

    Peas Out!
    ~daddy b.
    .-= daddy bookins´s last blog ..A Booger Boo’ism =-.

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    Aww…he’s so cute! I’m not “one” with the scissors, so the first picture would have been his real haircut…LOL!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    .-= Stesha´s last blog ..Sometimes Love Ends With A Punch =-.

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    All of The Dudes need summer cuts. We usually only shave #1 though because his hair looks all cooky when it grows out anyway. #2 goes with a sensible afro and #3 has never had a haircut and, if I have anything to say about it, never will. Maybe just a trim. His split ends are starting to look a bit ridiculous!

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    ROFLMAO. You guys are a riot! Brave too, I wouldn’t dare come near my kids with a pair of scissors. I’d even out a bit here, and a bit there, and next thing you know they’d be bald as a ping pong ball!

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    Melissa says

    How funny… I try to convince Lane do leave his hair weird when I cut it but he never will. As soon as it even gets a little long he says, “Mom I’m starting to look like a hippie. I need a haircut!” Cracks me up!

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