Going, Going, Gone

I interrupt Franceapalooza for a life update.

I had to show this cute boy.


He won't be four for a few more weeks and he just learned how to ride his bike without training wheels.

That's right….we build them really cool around here!

This same super cool kid has been asking for a mohawk for about six months now.

I really thought he would forget about it.

Change his mind.

Move on to something else.


I had told him months ago that he could have it once he turned four….never dreaming he would actually still want it when he was almost four.


So….because I am the coolest mom EVER and because a promise is a promise….and because it is just hair………

(and because I fibbed a little and said he was getting a mohawk and then asked the girl to cut a faux hawk)

Picnik collage 



You have to love a place that gives your kid a mohawk and a tatoo….I was just waiting for the cigs and beer!

Side note….his sister cried when she saw him because she was so sad that his curls were gone.

Ben on the other hand has nicknamed himself "Bad to the Bone Ben"…what are you going to do??? 


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  1. cathy

    love that you kept your promise! he looks “sick” (you know that means good now, right? using “sick” seems to go along with his badness!

  2. M. Griffin

    I’ll bet he just loves it…his new cut, that his mom kept her promise, that he looks so cool:) He looks great and so grown up! Tell him congrats on learning to ride his bike with no training wheels. What a big boy he is!!

  3. Rachel from A Cupcake For Moose

    Oh my goodness, he is the cutest little guy ever! I love that you let him get a (ahem..faux) ‘hawk! He is definitely a “bad” little dude. Happy Birthday Ben!
    P.S. (Loving the Paris posts…it’s like a mini vacation in the comfort of home.)

  4. Leah C

    Oh my goodness…he’s just the most adorable little boy! And he really makes a “faux-hawk” look cute:) Hope “Bad to the Bone” Ben has a fabulous & fun birthday!

  5. Tricia Whisler

    Oh my word Jeanne, I didn’t think he could be more adorable…..I was wrong. He is rockin that new do!

  6. Brenda

    “Bad to the Bone, Ben”……I love it, he is so cute and the new “do”….makes him look older, which I am sure he loves…..you are a great Mommy…

  7. Anne Marie

    oh. my. gosh!! that is hilarious! and you did it!! and btw: your son’s fauxhawk looks waaaay cooler than my sister’s did.
    i cannot believe the difference in his face – he looks so grown up!
    you are the coolest mommy……

  8. Heidi

    you sure did put a smile on my face! he is cool and too cute, curls or mohawk! i was that cool mom too – each of my kids have been through various shades of hair and styles – raising them to express themselves and be creative – i have one that now has 5 tattoos – for reals! we cried at first, now we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that it’s just all my fault – lol! hugs xo, h

  9. Wirda

    OH MY GOODNESS…cute is not the word… he is soooooo ADORABLELY CUTE… WAIT…Im not sure that summed it all up… haha… scrapworthy pictures… way to go!!!!

  10. Esther

    HMMM…wait they are 18 years old and come home with a real mohawk and loaded with real tattoes….than you are not going to think so cute anymore….just sayin’
    signed: mom of 3 growned kids and a grandma of 2 that has experienced it all. I used to think it was all cute and innocent and than reality hit !!!!! try and discourage this kind of stuff πŸ˜‰

  11. Alicia

    Ok…that is hilarious! Maybe he’ll get the mohawk, tatoo thing out of his system by them time he can actually get them πŸ˜‰ But then again, my hubby has lots of tats and he’s still super adorable!! So, maybe it’s not that bigga deal. Have fun with your bad boy!

  12. andrea

    He looks adorable…love the faux hawk. My 7 year old is growing his hair long…just like his big brother…we’re like a band of gypsies over here.

  13. Nathalie

    Oh is so adorable… My 9 year old is growing his hair out and daddy fights with him all the time to cut it… And just as you said.. it is just hair….and this phase will pass. Maybe it is the hairdresser in me but there can be worse things our sweet little babies want to do… so go with the hair thing all the way up to adulthood.

  14. tara

    hysterical, don’t they look so much older when they get their hair cut? I love the hair cut, he looks so handsome!! enjoy these silly days, soon he won’t want you around!

  15. cari

    so stinkin cute!!!!
    What a good mommy keeping your promise. Most moms wouldn’t.
    I think he looks fabulous.
    Enjoy your baby while he’s still three, my youngest turns 8 in 2 weeks. Boo Hoo.
    Have a wonderful day
    Cari b.

  16. Courtney Walsh

    aww, I think it’s adorable.
    …and if he was 18 and wanted a mohawk, I’d probably let him do that too! πŸ™‚ Just sayin’. Gotta love artistic expression, no??

  17. Sarah

    I remember when my youngest cut off all his curls. I cried cause he just didn’t look like my baby anymore. Your little one looks fantastic!

  18. Lana

    Those are the moments in life you will think about when he’s grown and you will smile…
    What a precious little boy he is.

  19. Tricia

    Oh my gosh…he is sooo cute! Love the hair and the tatoo. I have a 3 year old and I am always amazed at the things she remembers too πŸ™‚

  20. shannon

    Oh My Gosh he looks adorable!!! Look at that little face…I think it makes him look younger and we all know we want them to stay little forever πŸ™‚

  21. Martha

    He is soooo cute and it looks terrific!! I really love it but see how you miss the curls too…my youngest nephew has a mohawk and I love it on him:)

  22. alexis

    love you to pieces… so I am signing up for ALT this weekend… please be my roomie! πŸ˜‰
    have a wonderful weekend lady.

  23. lissa

    i guess i somehow missed this post. I’ve still been waiting for it. He looks SO CUTE! but he definitely looks older. bad to the bone ben… CA-UTE!

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