And there may be a party of sorts where people come and give a present and cut off a lock of the boy's hair. They put the boy on a high chair or stool and people line up and take a snip. It's a good luck thing. And, yes, they take breaks and allow for general being three-ness.
This time. :) It was somewhat more chaotic. Every so often, they'd corner Shmeryahu, who'd be playing with his new toys or his older siblings or his cousins, and put him on the stool in the kitchen and they'd cut some hair, and then he'd get off the stool and go play again. Twenty minutes later...:) I think he had two or three snips at a time. The plan was to give him a full haircut all at once, but I didn't see it. They had a large fluffy cat, named "Fluffy". In about ninety minutes, I could feel things starting to close up, so I left, leaving my husband behind.
He beat me home - he got a ride from another couple. :)