Around Christmastime, a 6-year old boy with long black hair sat in my chair and wanted it all buzzed off. When I asked why, he said that he “wanted to make sure Santa knew he was a boy.” Apparently this was his idea, not mom and dad’s, and they’re not sure where it stemmed from, as last year he didn’t receive any “girl” toys. But I complied, and hopefully this little boy with a shaved head got all the proper presents.
A man walked into the shop today asking how much to cut off his beard. Said beard was long and white, and he had lots of white hair on his head to match. We got to talking, and it turns out that he is one of the local Santas around Christmastime.
But seeing as how now it is January, he wanted the beard and most of his hair gone.
And that’s how I knew the Holidays were officially over.
A 7 year old boy was sitting in my chair, talking away about Christmas. He told me all about how his family leaves special reindeer food alongside Santa’s cookies and milk. He also leaves a note, explaining that if Santa maybe gets finished delivering all the presents early, and maybe he has some extra coal left over, could he please maybe come back and give the little boy all the extra coal?
“That’s weird – usually kids don’t want coal for Christmas.” I said.
“I know. But I use it for my trains.” Apparently he has a whole room full of model train tracks, which he then proceeded to tell me all about.
Meanwhile, his mom and my coworkers were just cracking up.
I was cutting the hair of a 3 year old boy. I commented to his mom that he was was sitting very still, and she told me about how he had just come from seeing Santa at the mall. Rather than tell him his xmas wishes, or scream in terror, the little boy just went ahead and stuck his finger up Santa’s nose. And that’s when they snapped the picture.
One the one hand, I’m glad that didn’t happen to me, and on the other, I want to see that picture because just the idea of it is hilarious.