We had been growing Alex's hair out for months just to see if we could find a longer style that would work on him. If we parted it just so and shellacked it just so, it looked really great...for about twelve seconds. Problem is, Alex inherited the infamous "Boettcher cowlicks", a condition that cause what I like to affectionately refer to as "guinea pig-butt hair". And that basically means that his hair swirls around and juts off in all the wrong directions and in all the wrong places. And that basically means that most days become "hide Alex's hair under a hat" days.
So the only solution to this is to let him walk around with his unruly (but not in a good way) mop top, invest in more hats, or wack all of his hair off. Since it's getting warmer outside and I'm completely on board with anything that will make Alex a little less high maintenance, we decided to go ahead and get him his summer 'do. Et voila.