The evening started normal enough: we had dinner and then played Uno, my brother and his wife came over to visit, and as we were chatting in the living room, Julia ran in shouting…

“Dad, come quick, Noah has something sharp!”

“What does he have?” I asked as I jumped up, alarmed.

“Just come quick. He’s upstairs!”

So there I was, running up the stairs with all sorts of thoughts running through my head.  Did he have a kitchen knife?   Did he get into my razors?   Did he cut himself already?

As I neared the top of the stairs, Noah emerged.   He didn’t have any cuts and he wasn’t crying.  He was…


In his hand, he held my beard and mustache trimmer and a section of his hair was missing!  It looked sort of like a reverse Mohawk that was the same size as the trimmer’s blade.

noah buzz

I nearly fell down laughing, I thought it was so funny.  As I carried him downstairs into the living room, Christine was shocked, not thinking it nearly as funny as I.

We ended up shaving most of his hair off to make it look more “normal,” but it’ll be a few weeks before the evidence grows out.

noah buzzed


  1. says

    OH MY GOSH! I’m with Chris on this one – not so funny :) but, thank God it’s only his hair, that will grow out quick enough. Appropriate shirt that Noah’s wearing by the way, he was only trying to help daddy out by giving himself a haircut!!

  2. says

    What a shocker! I’ve caught my kids trying to do the same thing. I must have been about 30 seconds safe except when my son got a hold of the clippers. When he was about 6 years old he was trying to line up his hair and messed it up. I just shaved his whole head. Baldy looked good afterall. Good times. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mindy says

    I was halfway through this post before I realized that RAY was writing. I was thinking to myself, “Wow, it takes confidence for a woman to openely admit that she owns a beard/mustache trimmer.” hahaha! 😉 Anyway…it looks like Noah’s prepping up for a career in the military with that good attempt at a ‘high and tight’ cut. Hilarious!

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