It is a reality that Eric and I talked about before the boys ever came home; the importance of maintaining their hair, and the price tag that inevitably goes along with it. I could use hair clippers myself, and I could not worry about cleaning up their hair lines, but I know that it's important.
At age 1, they each had their very first haircut. Our barber was recommended to us by a wonderful women who works at our gym. At first the boys would see him once a month, but now they are going every other week. They look forward to going. They even have a catchphrase with him. What could take a grand total of 15 minutes takes more like 45 because they hang out and talk with the him and the other people in the barber shop. They are becoming apart at that barber shop's community. I love it. And I say "they" because I don't go anymore, except on rare occasions. It's become a father-son outing.
He did such a great job. He did not like getting his hair shampooed and squirmed when certain areas were combed, but with a sucker and an iPad, the kid was pretty much golden. And hopefully it will become easier and easier from here on out.