Sunday, September 5, 2010

"stay golden pony boy"


John took Buddy to get a haircut this weekend. One of the things I love about living in a small town is seeing this barber shop. I have never been in, but just seeing it makes me happy! When John recommended cutting Buddy's hair, I asked for him to go to Otto's instead of the home haircut we usually do.

doesn't that floor just make you all swoony?!?

Mr. Travis cut Buddy's hair. John said that he didn't speak to Buddy the whole time. Buddy, being the quiet sort that he is, was fine with that system. See the man getting a haircut in the background? Remember him, he comes in to play later in the story!


When Mr. Travis asked John what to do with Buddy's hair, John replied "give him the Ricky Nelson".


And Mr. Travis did just that! He put two palms full of 'tiger oil' in Buddy's hair and then combed it in.
When he was all done, the man mentioned above said "he came in looking like a girl, but he's leaving looking like a boy". Ha!


Would you just look at my little handsome man? I can't stop kissing the back of his neck. You know, that sweet spot right behind the ear?
That night we washed all of the goop out of his hair before going to bed. When I was lying with him singing and tickling his back, he wrapped himself around me like a little spider monkey and asked if I could "please, please, please just stay a little longer". That little boy holding me tight still smelled like an old man.
It made me all melty inside.

Every time I see this picture I think of the line
"stay golden Pony Boy" *.

I was so tempted to rush him home and put him in a white t-shirt, jeans and some black converse. And I wanted to teach him some moves and songs from "West Side Story". You never know when you're going to need to have a 'snap-off' with some hooligans!

*Ten points AND a gold star for those of you who guess the literary reference.

13 comments:

Amy said...

The Outsiders!!!! Oh, little cutie, Buddy! Neither of my little boys are the quiet type. Even little Bela. Miss you!

Amy said...

I said little a lot in those few sentences...

Jana said...

Our boys have been to Otto's. Cracks me up because he doesn't talk at all! The goop gets to me after a couple of hours but they look like little boys from 1952....I always put them in stiped tees and denim shorts afterwards.

Amanda said...

What a cutie pie! And such great photos!

Kellybird said...

uh, the outsiders. easy schmeasy :)

and i find snap-offs happen quite frequently. one must know how to handle one-self in those situations. way to go, mama.

JOHANNA said...

best blog post ever. I love that little boy.

Kirby said...

So handsome!

I get teary-eyed just thinking of Asher getting all his "girlish" hair cut off...but I know that day is coming...sigh.

Nancy said...

Little boys do make you all melty inside. Cherish that feeling. :)

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The Little House That Grew said...

My husband takes our boy to old timey barber shop in Alabama. It is soo cool. While they get haircuts, the girls get real bottled soda from this old soda vending machine. I feel like we went back in time!

Rosie_Kate said...

FANTASTIC photos! What a cutie! Er, I mean... what a handsome young man!

Also, extra points to the photographer for the camera angle that give Mr. Travis antlers in the mirror! :-D

Aleesa said...

We used to visit Heckman's barber shop. He had HUGE hands!!
The comment made by the other guy makes me think of the children's story "Mop Top" by Don Freeman.