@Harjit Kaur: This is a nice incident that you have narrated. All the boys must be happy as they were just like each other and your sister in law (bhabhi?) saved so much effort and time on a daily basis. It is a present that she took away from your place. Surely she must have been pleasantly surprised next morning when she did not have to do 'jooris' of the boys and also had to do minimal effort during their bath. It will take her a couple of days to get adjusted to the 'new' schedule! It was good you got her to drift away the 'cut jooris' in the flowing waters - so that the emotional content is lost. Many mothers do that.@Gold
Thanks. No, i have not kept his cut hair. Even we did not bother taking it from salon. As far as our families our concerned, ours is a open minded family. Nobody raised any issue after his haircut. Rather, my sister in law who is also a mother to 2 twin boys took the same decision after my son,s haircut. She came to our place for spending summer vacation of kids last year. She realized how much time and efforts i got to save after my son's haircut. Also she used to praise him that he looks very cute with joori and gets ready without any trouble. Whereas her sons used to trouble her a lot while getting ready. Moreover, since they were twins(7-8years) they used to fight and open each others joori every time thus increasing her work load. So. taking courage from my experience she also decided to have her sons' haircut. Since i am working, i was not at home in day time. One day she took her sons to a nearby salon when i went to office and got them haircut. When i returned home i saw 3 small hindu children playing in our front garden. I thought may be kids from neighborhood had come to play. But to my surprise when i approached near i realized they were her sons without any joori. I asked her when and how did that happen. She explained me that like always they were fighting in the morning and opened each others joori. She got angry and inspite of doing joori she took scissor and cut there jooris herself and then took them to salon for proper haircut. She showed me their cut jooris. First i smiled looking at the small jooris and then told her to throw these in running water. All 3 kids were looking cute while playing.
Your sister in law's incident has freshened my memories when I had left my sons with my chachiji for a few days due and them 'transformed'. After the first haircut of my son we allowed the hair to grow out and also did the same for our second son. We had a lot of work every morning but we had got used to it. When we both had to go for official training we decided to leave the boys with our chachiji as they had holidays from school. When we came back chachiji told us that she had done us a favour - we saw two 'joora cut' boys in front of us.My wife took no time and kissed both boys on their forehead and ran her hands all over their head. She felt so comfortable! Then chachiji told us that on the second day she had decided to take then to the barber and had left their hair open, took them to the local barber shop and asked the barber to cut their hair short. He and his colleague got both the boys to sit on the chairs and clothed with the white sheet. The barbers cut the hair and the styling was done so perfectly that it did not look as if they were having 'jooras' earlier. The hair was wet and cut with the regular scissors over comb and the back was tapered with clippers. The side burns were shaped with razor and the boys were 'transformed' She was satisfied with the cut on both of them and after paying the barber also tipped them. The boys came back happy and after their bath were cool to the change. We were so relieved and chachi was taken for a treat - actually we all celebrated! Our sons have done well and are very handsome and in the process we have been able to make them lead comfortable, hassle free lives. Thanks to chachi for libersating!!!