Ah, no childhood is complete without a good home haircut story, it seems.
Many of us were born in a decade where the "bowl" or the "mushroom" was de rigeur. But what of those kids who get hold of the scissors and take drastic measures into their own hands?
Well, a viral YouTube video by Kyoot Kids both celebrates and laments the institution that is Kid Cuts Own Hair and Lives to Tell.
"I'll never touch daddy's razor again," says the unnamed boy, who will go down in haircut history as having inflicted the biggest butcher job on his own hair.
Seriously. It looks like his hairline has receded 50 years too soon. For some strange reason the boy stopped at the crown so you only really get the full effect when his father makes him do a 360.
Poor mite. He apologizes profusely to his dad, but you can tell in his eyes that he is already suffering. Mea culpa!
Rest assured, summer is around the corner and - though bearded and man-bunned hipsters are still going strong - the Bruce Willis is a passable look for boys. All dad has to do now is finish the job.
Girls are a much harder nut. Show of hands if you had bangs that weren't straight so you kept on trimming and trimming and trimming until they crept up to your hairline... Fortunately hair grows back.
If your kid is lucky, she ends up with a funky, lop-sided 'do that other girls at school will long to copycat.
Failing that, there's always that priceless invention: the hat.