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I cut my husbands hair



My husband asked me to cut his hair.  He doesn’t like to pay someone to cut his hair when we own our own clippers. If I shave his head every eight weeks for the next fifty years, I will cut his hair three hundred and twenty five times. If a haircut is fifteen dollars, we will save four thousand eight hundred and seventy five dollars.

I showed him the WAHL made in the USA adjustable clippers, ” Do you want me to cut with this blade?”

He glanced at the clippers and said, ” Sure.”

I laughed as I shaved off the front part of his hair making paths in his hair like a snow shovel through a snowdrift.

“Why are you laughing. That’s not a good sign when your wife starts to laugh when she’s cutting your hair.”

“Look in the mirror.” I said as I showed off my shoveled paths.

“Oh no. It’s too short. What clipper are you using?”

“The  one that I showed you.”

“We cut it with a number three last time. This is a number one. Well, we are committed now. Let’s finish it,”

As I finished shaving off the rest of my husband’s hair I thought of the story in the bible when Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive his brother and sister when they sinned against him. Peter asked, ” Do I forgive him seven times?” Jesus answered  “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

“Is this the last time you want me to cut your hair?” I asked. ” Are you sure you don’t want to pay someone to cut your hair  next time?”

“I like my haircut. You can cut my hair every time I need a haircut for the rest of my life.”

He forgave me. And. He does look likeYul Brynner from the King and I – if Brynner had gone camping and hadn’t shaved for a week.


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • That is too funny…..I don’t have adjustable clippers ( my Dad used to be a barber & he had all that stuff)….I only have my razor (it’s a man’s razor) but it does have the piece you can extend to maybe cut or trim your mustache, never did know what that extra was for, today I started cutting his hair, my razor ran out of power, so I will take my power cord tomorrow when I go in case it happens again, so now he sits with a 1/3 of a haircut…..too funny 🙂

  • Ed is in the hospital & after a month in there I too had to resort to cutting his hair myself…..I did not too bad……now as I look at it I think it is time for me to take my razor with me again today when I go to see him……good thing he can’t see too good…….he does appreciate my efforts though. 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      Mom, do remember to check the length of the razor blade, do he doesn’t look like Yul Brynner on a camping trip.

  • Best descriptive line… “I laughed as I shaved off the front part of his hair making paths in his hair like a snow shovel through a snowdrift.” I will have to tell you about the time I cried after cutting Keith’s hair. 🙂

    • pamelahodges

      Oh, please tell me about when you cut Keith’s hair!

  • We started cutting our own hair this year. Yes the same clipper. Best decision we made all year! Laura

    • pamelahodges

      How fun that we have the same clipper.