Today was a major milestone for my son Elias. This afternoon Elias had a tear-free visit to the Barber Shop. Usually a trip to get his hair cut involves kicking, screaming, tears of pure terror, hyper-ventilating, and hair flying in every direction. Elias begs and pleads to avoid getting his haircut at any cost. Recently I told him that if he could get a haircut without screaming and crying that he could pick out any toy that he wanted. His response was "I don't want any toys!" So I explained to him, "You can either get your hair cut, not cry and get a toy out of it or you can scream and cry and you're still getting your haircut and you don't get a toy!" He swore he didn't want a toy until we pulled into the parking lot of the barber shop today. Suddenly, he was ok with getting his hair cut and he did a great job....didn't shed a tear, was very cooperative and pleasant and actually said he had a good time. I was very proud of him!
So then we went across the street to Wal-Mart and let him pick out a toy. Elias chose this red Power Ranger on a motorcycle toy!? He's never seen the Power Rangers show, his only exposure to them was seeing them in a parade in Disney World, but he really wanted a Power Rangers toy. So now he's got one, and he did not put that toy down from the time we got home from Wal-Mart until three hours later! Elias was one happy camper, or should I say Ranger!?! Ha Ha Ha