Not Just Yet


(I realize that this photo is blurry…it just makes me smile so I put it in anyways)

Your last child will always be your baby.

You let them get away with more.

You laugh at more and punish less.

You let them come into bed with you at any time.

You are also really sad when you see the baby part of them disappearing.

My Benjamin is looking less little everyday and truth be told…I am a little heartbroken.

I did ask him to stop growing awhile ago and he promised to stop but I think he lied.

My third is also HUGE.

He is three and his head is as big as his 10 year old brother.

Seriously large!

He wears a 5T.

So…I am holding on to the curls.


That's right!

When Grandpa and Daddy think he needs a haircut I stand firm.

My third is the only child to have my curls.


Believe me…this kid has NEVER been mistaken for a girl.

I just can't cut them.


He has had many trims.

When I say trim…I mean we paid for a cut and they took off an 1/8 of an inch:-)

The hairdresser always likes to tell me that his hair is coming in straight and I just try to ignore her.

So for now I am holding on (very tightly) to the curls and how they make him look just a little bit smaller.


He will get a big boy haircut someday…not just yet!

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  1. Victoria @ Whimsy by Victoria

    He is so cute!! I love those curls…one of my boys had some curls like that, precious! I agree…I am holding on to, my last of 5 is 5 and will be starting kindergarten this coming fall…*sigh*, yes hanging on to every minute! Thanks for sharing your sweet boy!

  2. Jackie

    My little Collin had beautiful blondish curls for about 18 months and I couldn’t cut them either. Ben is such a beautiful little guy!!

  3. Julie

    He’s such a cutie! Hang on to those curls as long as you can! I wish one of my boys would have gotten my curls. Oh well. I totally understand about the last one always being the baby and getting away with more, etc. That is my youngest to a t. I still and probably always refer to him as the baby. Even though he’s catching up with his big brother. I still regret cutting his hair and he didn’t even have any curls!

  4. Kacey

    The curls are adorable! I know exactly what you mean about the baby. I’d actually like to stop time with both my boys!

  5. Theresa Hein

    At our house Max gets away with more by everybody! Even his older brothers and sisters let him get away with things they could never do… the girls baby him and the boys have always let him hang out with them and their friends. As each of my other children grow up and move away I am so lucky he is only 7 and I still have a long way to go before I have an empty nest. Benjamin is adorable and so are his curls… stay strong! Theresa

  6. His curls are simply adorable Jeanne! I think it is a shame when they are all cut off ~ I think you can wait a bit though…. Hold onto the baby part as long as you can!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  7. Queen Bee

    So his curls. One of my boys had curly hair when he was little. When we finally took him to get a haircut…I kept some of his curly hair. I still have it…he’s going to be 23. And now that he’s older he has longer hair…and it’s curly.
    Here’s to curls!

  8. mkg

    You are so cute:) and so are Ben’s curls. I smile at the first picture too; what a fun boy!!

  9. Flower Patch Farmgirl

    He is Precious!!!
    I tell my littles to stop growing all of the time and they always say they will…and then never do.
    ps- Ruby is 3.5 and has graduated from the toddler section and into the little girls size XS. Eeek!

  10. Courtney Walsh

    I could’ve written this post, Jeanne. How funny. we fought the haircut…or I did, rather, for a long time and now that his curls are gone, his hair is still a little wavy, but he doesn’t look nearly as little. πŸ™
    I love these pictures! So cute!:)

  11. Brooke

    Totally understand – keep those curls as long as you can! Spoil that baby — and yourself πŸ˜‰

  12. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Oh I so get this. My little chick has…had those curls too and they do go away! It’s just awful. What I wouldn’t give for her to keep them. Oh well. When he does get his first big boy cut you will have to swoop some of them up and save ’em:)

  13. Mikal

    Ugh… I miss those baby curls! Why do they have to disappear with that first cut?!
    The last one is always our baby… mine just turned 8! πŸ™‚
    Happy weekend to you,

  14. deborah

    Mama makes the rules, right? Keep those curls. My boys both HAD them. Tuck your memories in tight, hug them to your heart. Little boys grow up…but they’ll always be our babes. (Mine are 15 and 9…and I’m STILL loving the ride) You will too. πŸ™‚

  15. amy

    thinking that this very well could be our last baby. reminds me to savor this time (in all the tiredness); it won’t stick long at all. LOVE those curls, ben!!!=)

  16. staceyyaculastudio

    Oh yes, your last is always that little one forever. My youngest who is now 10 decided not to dye easter eggs this year. I was heart broken. Another change. As much as we want wings for our children we sure do wish we could have a moment again when your sweet child grabs your hand innocently or that they tell their father that when they grow up they will marry mommy! Such pure sweetness.
    So, enjoy as you know it goes way too fast & keep those darling curls as long as you can.

  17. jess

    don’t give in! don’t cut those curls! we finally gave in after last years hot summer and he was constantly pushing his hair out of his face, poor little guy….i miss those curls….still and will always be my baby.

  18. Leah C

    What a cutie he is!! I’m with you…hold onto those “baby curls” for as long as he’ll let you:)

  19. Pat

    Love the curls…I bet he keeps things intersting around your house!! He looks like a fun little boy.

  20. tara

    ahh so know what you mean, they just keep getting bigger! but I love the way my punk is growing and talking and comprehending, they are just amazing!! Maybe this means it is time for one more??? πŸ™‚

  21. Lori

    so sweet Jeanne…my baby was about 3 1/2 before i gave in and had his sweet curls cut off…he looked so much older with his big boy haircut…keep those curls as long as you can…you will miss them dearly when they are gone:)

  22. rachel

    I hear ya! My little Emma is 2 and is looking more and more like a little girl everyday…and it makes me sad…guess that’s why God that it’d be perfect for #2 to be on her way. πŸ™‚ I LOVE you little ones curls!!! Hang on to those as long as you can! Have a happy weekend!

  23. Heather

    I asked my little girl to never grow up and she said “she had too….”. It makes me very sad…and unfortunately we cut off her curls already. I don’t know what I was thinking!!

  24. meg duerksen

    the day before i had talby i took sean in for his first haircut. he had sweet curls and was my baby!! then he looked like a BOY and when i brought home my teeny tiny baby two days later….he was ginormous!
    i am on your side. keep it as long as you can! πŸ™‚

  25. Jenn

    That first picture gave me a huge smile … both my toddlers had curls… it was SO sad when they disappeared… my baby boy had the most beautiful blond curls… I caved to the cut way too early!!

  26. Kerri

    He is absolutely adorable! My Big Girl (even though she is only 2 1/2) has a head full of curls AND a big head too! She has to wear a size 5 toddler helmet! My husband and I both have really curly hair, but the hubby keeps it shaved so you do not see them!

  27. Angie

    Oh to cute!! I know what you mean. My baby just turned 9 and my oldest will be 12 in a couple of months. It makes my heart ache how fast they are growing up. I want a pause button!! LOVE his curls!! My baby has REALLY curly hair but she was bald until 3. YIKES! It didn’t matter what I put her in everyone would ask “oh how old is he” used to drive me nuts!!

  28. Traci

    i love his curls. he is such a doll. my eric had curls too. he still does when it gets a little longer it curls up around the edge of his hat – which is always on his head.

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