Family, Hunter HUNTER’S 1ST HAIRCUT & CHRIS’ EYE SURGERY 2 August 2012

Believe it or not, Hunter has never had his hair cut. He was born with really fair hair, so it wasn’t very obvious especially in photos, plus his hair grew soooooo slowly. So at 18 months, he had some hair, and bits of it were long and curly, but he definitely didn’t have a thick head of hair.

However, the long and wavy/curly bits were at the nape of his neck and behind his ears.. which I suspected was yet another reason why people STILL kept mistaking him for a girl! (the main reason is his eyes/lashes). So we decided to take him to Toys R Us for his first haircut 🙂

He was…………. totally nonplussed! We were bracing ourselves for a potential crying fit, but in the end we couldn’t even get a reaction out of him. He simply didn’t CARE that his hair was being cut, lol. A few times, he’d give the lady a bit of his signature deathstare – probably because he was watching the lil TV and she was annoying him by fussing around his head 😉

Zoned out watching TV

 

Father and son, ignoring the hairstylist

 

Snip snip snip!

 

Still no reaction, LOL
Still no reaction, LOL

 

So that was that. Hunter’s first haircut. Very uneventful, but I suppose that’s better than having it a bad event, right? We mainly got just the long strands cut, so it’s actually hard to tell in the Before/After pics below..

Before

 

After

 

Another exciting (?) event in the past week was Chris’ eye surgery. I think nobody knows this…. but Chris was almost legally blind in his right eye, due to a cataract. However, because it happened so gradually and his left eye could compensate (it has perfect vision), he had perfect vision with both eyes open.

But we decided to get the cataract surgery done before I give birth, and also because Chris is fully covered under his private health insurance through work. My uncle did the operation as he’s an eye surgeon, and I love how his clinic is right in Paragon shopping mall 😉

It was a very quick procedure, though Chris was zonked for an hour afterwards due to the drugs. Hunter and I were waiting for him the whole time.. with Hunter in a grand ‘ol cheery mood and puttering around the waiting area dishing out massive smiles and having mini conversations with the people there. They also had some fake flowers there, and he took great pleasure in giving them to all the ladies – and relishing all the coos and attention he got from that 😉 Such a casanova.

Flower for you?

 

Hunter had a great time checking out the surgery area, and was pretty fascinated seeing Chris in the recovery room. He was indulged by the staff there with his own cup of Milo and biscuits, so that kept him well-pleased.

Chris had his follow-up checkup yesterday and everything’s all healed, but he has to be very careful over the next 3 weeks.. and that includes wearing goggles whilst he showers and washes his hair (very hilarious!!) and being super careful around Hunter so he doesn’t get his eye whacked. And now, he has perfect vision in BOTH eyes!

What’s up with you, Dad?

 

12 Comments

  • The Nonya posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I didn’t know that you could get kids haircuts at Toys R Us – and love the concept of how Hunter gets to sit on Chris’s lap! Most of the hairdressers I’ve seen here let the kids sit by themselves & they always kick up a big fuss. Hope Chris’s eye is fine now 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Yeah they have a little hair salon near the cashier area -it’s so cute!

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  • Shree posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I’m so glad that Chris is doing well now! and I was imagining Hunter being a casanova and being amazingly good at it..hehehe!

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    • Beverly! posted on August 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Yeah.. it must be great having perfect vision now!

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  • Fifilala posted on August 4, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I can just imagine Hunter flirting with the ladies. So very cute.

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    • Beverly! posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      He just likes the attention 😉 😉

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  • rachel posted on August 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Rest well! And yay to perfect eye vision!

    haha the 2nd pic is funny, seeing chris also “into” the show on the telly.

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    • Beverly! posted on August 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Haha yeah.. both boys were interested!

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  • Irene Li posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I really love how Hunter is so nonchalant. Ive seen other kids (even those a couple of years OLDER than him) throw hissy fits!!

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    • Beverly! posted on August 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      You mean in general or whilst waiting for Chris’ surgery to finish?

      He def does do hissy fits, but fortunately few and far between. He’s more of a whiner 😉

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  • Tracy Huang posted on August 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Hi Bev,

    I’m actually looking for a eye surgeon in Singapore. Do you mind if i ask your uncle’s name? The clinic is Orchard Surgery Center i assume? I feel a bit better if the surgeon is highly recommended. I need to get my eye fix when i get a break from work in brissy.

    Thanks!

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