Don't hold your breath - anti-climactic post about my first use of an electric hair trimmer.
1) The instruction pamphlet left me wanting.
2) I was too timid to use anything but the largest guide on the trimmer.
3) BoyChild has an aversion to hair particles touching him and made for a poor first test subject.
We started off with hair that looked like this:
Notice how GirlChild keeps the paparazzi at bay.
I'd also advise that you don't promise to fully document your use of a hair trimmer unless someone else is manning the camera. BoyChild moving to dodge falling hair, me screaming to keep still and GirlChild trying to watch doesn't make for good photo-ops.
Ultimately, we ended up with a shirtless BoyChild, hair all over the kitchen and I never even really got near his bangs. I think the back and around the ears came out decently enough for a first attempt and I believe I'll get my money's worth out of this gadget.
It's definitely not our magnum opus, but it will do.