What could be holding the kids' attention so captive?
What would make them sit there so nicely, with such suspense-filled absorption?
There must be some sort of side show going on.
Yep, there was.
After nine months of
Joe was finally...
Usually, Joe starts growing a beard during the Christmas holiday when he's off work, then keeps it for a couple of weeks...or maybe a couple of months.
But this year--
you know how brutal our winter climate is here in Texas (hehe)
--he started growing it before our fall trip.
The kids were so excited not just because the clippers came out but because they knew they would have a creative hand in the process.
They get to tell him step-by-step how to cut it off.
"Shave some long, pointy mutton chops."
"Make a goatee with long sideburns."
"Cut it off on the bottom of your chin but keep a really long mustache."
"Make a small mustache now."
"Okay, cut out the middle of your tiny mustache."
Oh, one last one from Mom: "Please finish off the 'stache!"
(I didn't take a final photo, but believe me, it's gone!)
Joe thinks shaving is overrated, but he values it for the creative and entertainment factor...once in a while anyway.
We'll see how long it lasts before he starts his next facial crop.