We finally did the deed. My baby is now a little boy. Yes, those pictures were really taken 2 days apart, not 2 years. A complete different child? Lets compare:
Sweet angel doesn't know his own strength.
"Hey, you need to be nice. Go get in time out."
Likes to drag you over and point at what he wants.
"If you don't use your words, I can't know what you want."
Poor kid accidentally spilled his cup, let me get you some more.
"Go get a towel, if you spill it you clean it."
You get the idea. I knew that I would continue to treat Matthew as a baby as long as he kept that hair, and I knew he was getting a little too old to be totally babied. Still, when I looked at the pictures I took before the hair cut, I almost cried for my baby. The difference in our treatment and his reactions since the cut has amazed me. He truly is taking his place as "one of the kids." It made me wonder, how much of parenting is really a matter of perspective?