Leo's hair has been long for a while. A point of pride, as everything about him is for us. I swore we'd wait for the first birthday to cut it because I had a sentimental idea about not changing a thing about my perfect baby. But the kid couldn't see, so I decided to let go of the sentimental crap and just trim his bangs. I learned: trimming a baby's bangs is REALLY hard. And motherhood just is sentimental. I miss that half-inch of spiky-silky fringe more than I ever imagined.
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