Saturday, November 18, 2023

Ernesto's First Haircut

Big Ern was born with a nice head of hair and it's been fun watching it grow into the unruly mess that it is today. All messy things must come to an end, sadly, and we decided to get it cut so that he would be comfortable at daycare.

We took Ernie the Long Haired Wernie to Sharkey's Cuts For Kids in Bellevue Square Mall for the big event. I was a bit nervous for him and hoped that he wouldn't be too scared of this foreign process. Sharkey's was a pro at this though and had all kinds of fun stuff to distract the big man. They had a little tv running cartoons at each station and the seat itself was a police car. I was a little bit jealous.

He was amused by his cape thing and chewed it a lot.

"Who the hell are you?"

He was a very brave big boy and I was very proud of him. He has a very calm and happy personality which I am very thankful for.

We had given the stylist some instructions but she didn't speak English incredibly well and she pretty much ignored them and did whatever she wanted. I thought it would be cool for him to have a little mullet and she chopped that hair off immediately. Whatever. Ernie is not the only chill dude in attendance.

We told them it was Ern's first cut so they gave him the grand treatment. They took before and after photos, they gave us a certificate, and they saved a little lock of his hair. It was nice and it's nice to know that we can now clone our best baby if we ever were to wish.

We visited Woodinville institution Molbak's Garden and Home. They had a ton of Christmas ornaments and plants for sale in a fun environment. They even had carolers singing and were giving out generous samples of Danish Kringle.

I had somehow never heard of Kris Kringle's dessert namesake.

Back at the fort I celebrated Ern's glow up with a My Stars Shine Darkly from Portland's Breakside Brewery. It's an imperial stout aged in bourbon and maple syrup barrels.

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