Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rockin' the 'Hawks

The last week of school in the Casa de Stie signals more than just the beginning of summer. It has come to mark what I have finally accepted as an inevitable tradition, four years running now.

It began three years ago as a test of my marital patience, which you can read about here. This severe trial of my patience was revisited for the next two years, which you can see evidence of here and here, if you're so inclined.

This year, I took matters into my own hands (after listening to the begging, pleading, and sheer desperation from the boys, of course) and took them in for the deed myself.

And without further ado, I bring you this year's Mohawks:

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We are pleased, but slightly shocked, that McKay decided to participate this year, potential middle school harassment notwithstanding. Every year, he's talked a tough game, but has always chickened out in the barber's chair at the first sound of the clippers roaring to life.

This year, he ponied up and just went for it. I think the Hawk goes nicely with his broken finger - makes him look like he maybe did get into a fight or suffer a wicked skateboard injury (instead of the unsightly fall during P.E. that really caused it.)

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Chase, as ever, makes the Mohawk seem natural and right at home on his head. His hair was shorter this year due to the flaky chick at Super Cuts who was unable to follow the simplest of directions -- which just means we can't spike it up quite as high.

[He kind of reminds me of Puck from Glee. Which I secretly think is pretty cool.]

So here's to keeping traditions, the start of summer, and sun, glorious, sun.

Ahh, summer. Nice to see you, old girl. You've been sorely missed.

18 comments:

Hannah said...

Love the dos. hehe.

I also love your photography! wow! I wish you were closer.

If you ever come on a photo trip to utah...I'll book you!

Jeanelle said...

He totally looks like Puck. See if he will learn to sing "Sweet Caroline" or "Beth" as a summer goal (before it grows out too much.). And send summer my way, please. It's rainy and 53 here. Totally sucks.

Amanda D said...

You're a way cooler mom than I am. They do look cool, and it totally goes with the broken finger.

Tristan said...

This is a fun tradition! They are devilishly handsome!

shilo said...

Sweet tradition. I'm all over that...when Dylan gets some hair.

Lindsey said...

He totally looks like puck! Just remind him it is completely un-acceptable to be knockin' up chicks at school.

phd in yogurtry said...

I like your boys' style! My son wants to get his hair "really, really short" for the summer. I'm going to fw this link to him ; )

Feeling Just Right said...

The chicks are going to flock these boys!

Julianna said...

We do our hawks in the beginning of May every year. :) Although, my oldest's hair is really long on top so he can have a 4" one when gelled, when it's not he just has that "skater" look. Summer traditions are so fun!!! (at least that's what I tell everyone when we travel and have to show my son's passport.)

brooke said...

I was totally going to say Chase looks like Puck from Glee :-)

the wrath of khandrea said...

we keep the non-traditional haircuts limited to summertime as well. summer = their hair. school year = mine.

Travelin'Oma said...

Cute, crazy boys.

Lauren in GA said...

Ah, summer time...

I love how you wrote about the clippers, "roaring to life". It would make me chicken out, too.

We will just pretend it was a wicked skateboard injury...

Paige said...

First thing I thought- Puck from Glee! Love him. Want him to be my pool boy. Your boys look fantastic.

Cindy said...

I am impressed that you have continued the tradition. I think it's fun... The boys look great.

Anna said...

How come J doesn't get a mohawk too?

Gabi said...

Not showing this post to my kids...Em would be all over it.

Ilene said...

It's good to have traditions.

I can see this tradition living on for generations to come.

Really, you should be quite proud.