Sara Barber

July 12, 2010 | My Jottings

“Dad, your eyebrows are growing down into your eyes. Let me help you with those. As a matter of fact, it’s such a nice evening…let’s go out on the back deck and I’ll give your hair a little trim too. Hmmmm, now how does this battery-powered trimmer work, exactly?”

“I’m getting it now…I think if I use my fingers to measure by, I can give you a nice, even haircut. Don’t fall asleep, Dad.”

“Wow, this thing really cuts close to the scalp in some places! Are you doing okay there Dad? Can you crack a smile to show me you’re still awake?”

“Okay, Dad, I think the trend for men’s sideburns has changed as of right now. I think the new look is going to be sideburns that are level with the tops of your ears. Just think Dad — you can lead the way for countless Minnesota men who want the newest look! Yes! I’m glad you’re happy about that, Dad.”

“Now maybe I can just even up the few little places that look a little choppy. Hold still, Dad. Ooops, maybe I should give you a tonsure. No sideburns and a haircut like a moth-eaten monk. You don’t mind, do you Dad? You’ve always been easy going and certainly never vain, and after all, hair grows back, right Dad?”

“Well, I think I may just take a little break here, Dad. I’ll sit down while you rest and we’ll consider what to do next. Maybe you should see Pete the barber and get that buzz cut that Mom always likes on you.”

“Mildred thinks you look terrific, Dad.”

If anyone reading this would like to make an appointment with Sara Barber, you can reach her at 1(800)MOTHCUT.

Have a great week,


  1. Kay says:

    Fun Father/Daughter pictures, Julie…and I’d say not a bad job on the hair …Mothcut? Really?

  2. Just Julie says:

    Notice I didn’t take closeups, Kay. Let’s just say there are some, ahem, “irregular” looking places. 🙂

  3. Ember says:

    Form an orderly line there! No pushing! Wait your turn!

  4. Just Julie says:


  5. Jessica says:

    My husband “forces” me to cut his hair and refuses to go to Pete the barber or any other barber for that matter. He says there is no point in spending the money when I can do it for him. The first time I did it, I freaked out halfway through and refused to go on, leaving a large hole in the back of his head. He was not convinced that I should not try again. My skills have improved but I would still prefer that he pay a professional. Pete’s co-barber, Jim, is our family hero and gives the boys their cuts.

    Oh well, it’s his head! =)

    Looks like Michael is a good sport and a brave man! =)

  6. Just Julie says:

    :D… time your husband forces you, you might give him the new and trendy tonsured/moth-eaten look and see if he still persists in asking you next time.


  7. Jessica says:

    Great idea!!!!

  8. Just Julie says:


  9. Savannah says:

    this was absolutely hysterical.
    i laughed out loud.
    then shared it with my friends.

  10. Larry says:

    I have to say I loved the photo’s, and could only think what they would look like in a scrap book and yes what you could always put under the photos. There is love in those photos and it can be seen in their faces and the expressions of both are priceless. I love both of them and was very much blessed by this portion of your blog.

  11. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Lar! I am happy for the love I see there too….

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