A big jump.
It was one of those wonderful-awful ideas that come out of nowhere and end up leave you wondering if you have lost your mind or if you could ever be happier.
It started on Saturday night at a birthday party.
The idea started forming somewhere between when Little Man pulled a cup of mountain dew onto his head and Little Man eating ice cream cake.
He looked a little something like this....
Yes, I am wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
And I look awesome.
But my kid?
Not so awesome.
Or really awesome, if you are into wearing chains as a belt and cutting yourself.
All I know is that summer equals as much mountain dew and ice cream as possible and I can't have this happening everytime we come within 150 feet of either.
Then someone said a sentence that included the word "clippers".
My head popped up like Gizmo's does when I talk about pizza.
Or like Ramona's (Housewives of NYC) when someone mentions Pinot Grigio.
Or like Donald Trump's does when someone mentions Obama's birth certificate.
Anyway, you get it.
I perked up.
And before you know it, I had talked someone into giving it a shot.
(I couldn't watch - my friend, Carrie had warned me that this was potentially heartbreaking - the transformation that my child would undergo in the next 20 minutes could easily send me into a Rip van Winkle talespin with my eyes blinking in wonder while pondering where the time had gone and why my baby decided to go off to college so soon....)
Notice the "that better not be anything like that thing they poke me with at the doctor's office" look.
The first swipe...
This was the point where my face must have turned green because everyone started saying things like, "What a nice, round head he has..." and "Look at those eyelashes! I thought they were long before, but now..." and my personal fave: "Oh, wow, he looks so much more like mommy" (complete falacy...more on that later)
Seriously, people, WHAT are you doing to me?!?!
I want to take a moment to brag about the fact that there are still NO TEARS...
I attribute that fact to the magical powers of a plastic replication of a Lightning McQueen car as seen above.
Apparently, the love affair starts early with boys....
And oh, what's this?!?!
Mommy's first look....
I should probably take a second to brag about the fact that there are still no tears....
On either part.
And actually, we got a "cheese!" from this guy...*****
The eyelashes are incredible.
And totally not from me.
But cute, right?
And because I can't resist a before and after....
How fun is that?
Special thanks to Miss Amy for making this happen!
****This picture is eerily similar to a picture of Techy as a baby. Just saying...those comments about him looking more like me? Nowhere close.