When Justin was a baby he had blonde curly hair. Since Jacob has his daddy’s dark eyes I was hoping he would inherit his curly hair too. And I love the look of casual, long(ish) hair on little boys, especially if there are curls. But I think Jacob has inherited my straight hair. And other than a simple trim in the front to keep the hair out of his face we have not yet given Jacob a haircut. Which has resulted in long wispy hair and it was getting to the point where I could make a ponytail in the back.
One day when we were coming out of the grocery store, there were some girl scouts selling cookies and they were cooing over Jacob saying how cute he was (of course he had flashed a smile and was waving at them) one of the girl scouts said to us as we were leaving “What’s her name?” and Justin casually said “Jacob“, the look of confusion and then shock on her face was pretty funny.
One evening, Jacob and I were having dinner out at a restaurant and an older couple sat down at the table across from us. They were enamored with Jacob and kept saying how cute “she” was and the man kept saying how they had all grandsons and no granddaughters and he just loved little girls, etc, etc, etc…They were so adorable how they were drooling over him (of course he was smiling and waving away to them as well) that I didn’t have the heart to correct them and just played along thinking we would end our conversation soon. They ended up chatting away and playing with Jacob throughout the entire meal and I eventually called him by name several times and when they asked me questions about him I started with the word “he…” and I briefly saw it register with the man when he realized his mistake.
So many people that I meet always say it is obvious he is a boy, and he is usually wearing obviously boy clothes. Although some colors such as, grey/yellow/red/white could go either way. And looking back on both of those incidences he was wearing yellow one time and red the other. Then one day we were at the grocery store, where they all know us since we are there all the time, and the produce guy asked if Jacob would like a balloon to play with while we shopped. I said “Sure that would be great!” and he came back with a pink balloon…Now maybe there is a perfectly good explanation, like they had an excess of pink balloons they were trying to get rid of, or maybe before it was inflated it looked red, or maybe he was color blind??? Anyway, after that I decided it was time for a haircut. Luckily, Justin’s parents were already planning to come for a visit a few days later and Papa J knows his way around a hairstyle, so he brought his scissors and Jacob got his first haircut!
Jacob sat on his daddy’s lap and we gave him a toy to play with
The first few minutes were no big deal to Jacob, but Justin was getting used to the scissors flying in front of his face 🙂
Then he realized that his Papa J was doing something to him
And tried to put a stop to it
But Papa J quickly distracted him with his playful antics
Then Jacob kept reaching for Papa J’s spray bottle
Which of course he got, along with a cookie in his mouth
And that kept him entertained for a while
Especially after daddy showed him how to press down to make it spray
And the spray bottle lost it’s magic
After getting a cookie, Papa J was able to quickly finish his work