Bye bye soft curls. Bye bye innocence.
Its like he grew up all of a sudden once the soft curls were chopped off. Transformed from a cute lil baby into a bold little imp.
Judge for yourself:
He was fine for the first 30 % of the mundan. Till he felt the first nick. And saw all the hair falling around him. Then he just howled like a banshee. Sobbing, with these big tears rolling down, sad puppy dog eyes pleading with us. All 4 of us heartbroken to see him wail so. Barely holding back the tears ourselves. Me kicking myself on why I’m putting my baby through such agony.
5 minutes later, he’s forgotten all about it and is his playful self. Hours later, we’re all still worked up, wondering if his head’s cold, whether he’ll scratch himself etc etc.
Some facts about the trip:
– We’d gone to Shravenbelgola. Juno’s 2nd road trip..It’s just 150 km from Bangalore.
– It took us 7 hours to get there. Of which 3 hours were spent in driving through Bangalore. And another 3 hours because every one we asked for directions kept telling us to go straight. We ended up doing an extra 100 km and driving through Tumkur.
– The return trip took 5 hours. For 150 km. Of which the last 50 km in Bangalore took 3 hours.
I so HATE Bangalore for this.
– The plus: got to see a night sky full of stars after such a long time. Driving from Tumkur, trying to find the highway ..we’re lost. Single lane road, winding, no lights, no traffic. Scary. And exhilirating. Just so beautiful. And the road back from Shravanbelgola. Rocky hills along the way, coconut plantations, paddy fields and a lovely blue sky….
[edited to add: Mundan was on 1st Nov. But as usual, the post got delayed]