This is something I wrote for the match day blog post for today’s game…the story behind the mullet is that the captain of the team said he would cut his hair into a mullet and wouldn’t cut it until they made it into playoffs. It’s turned into something the fans love and we all know athletes can be superstitious about things like these, so the mullet has stayed and others are sporting it, including Theo. Check out this video the Whitecaps posted showing some of the players and Theo getting their hair shaped up last Wednesday for today’s game.
The mullet: you’ve all seen it and heard about it, complete with the power stripes. What I didn’t expect was for my one year old son to don the look himself.
A baby boy’s hair is not to be messed with unless the momma bear gives permission. Especially when that hair is curly and blonde. Imagine my shock and, let’s be honest, heartbreak, when I walked in the door to find it strangely quiet in our apartment. Quiet doesn’t happen here much, so I knew something was up. I rounded the corner to our bathroom to find Matt going to town with the razor. I thought he was being nice to let me step out of the house alone, little did I know his plans to shave our son’s head. And the quiet? The kid has a thing for brushing his teeth, it’s like Disney World to him, so Theo happily brushed (also known as drooled) while Matt happily shaved. And I silently cried.
Funny thing has happened though–Theo is slightly faster, nimbler and not falling as much (big accomplishment for him). His head has less bruises from staying afoot. We even thought we heard him say “good” the other day when we asked him how his day was going. Could it possibly be? Could the Power of the Mullet be the cause for his advances? We like to think so.
I’ve now embraced his mini mullet. Not only is it probably enhancing his physical, as well as mental, capabilities, it looks pretty badass for a one year old.
To increase the Power, we joined a few of the ‘Caps at Sugar Skull Salon on Wednesday for one last shape up before today’s game. There were no tears this time, but just as much drool as Theo sat still for about three and a half minutes thanks to a lollipop and his rockstar stylist, Gracie. A few new power stripes in there, a snip or two off the top, and he was good to go. I tried to get a snapshot of Theo with the Original Mullet, but Theo didn’t want to share the spotlight. Clearly the mini mullet isn’t helping his manners.
Regardless, today, of all days, is really the day for the spotlight to be on our ‘Caps. So in light of this afternoon’s momentous match: here’s to faster feet and greater goals–here’s to the Power of the Mullet.