Tuesday was a rough day for me. Jared stayed home that morning so that I could go to a physical therapy appointment for my hip, which is still bothering me after 2 months. When I pulled into our garage after the appointment, the kids came running out as they always do when they hear the garage door open. Much to my dismay, Anna had a lot less hair than she had had before my appointment. I discovered that Cameron, who had been given a haircut by Jared the night before, decided when he found the scissors that he would also give Anna a haircut—you know, to help out. By the time he brought Anna in to show Jared what he had done, she had just one of her beautiful curls left. The rest of the hair was gone. Cameron had done a very thorough job of completely buzzing her hair. What’s really impressive is that he managed to do all that without cutting her. Jared laughed and grabbed the camera. When I first saw her hair, I almost cried! I never thought I would be the type of mom to cry over such a thing, but I have loved Anna’s cute little curls and the fact that she was finally getting enough hair for me to do something with. Also, I was planning on getting the kids’ pictures taken. And Anna is starting preschool in 3 weeks. So I did have to fight back the tears.
On the positive side, she actually looks adorable with short hair, like a mini Audrey Hepburn as one of my friends described her. And since she’s back into wearing only dresses and skirts, at least you can tell she’s a girl. Also, I’m not the best about doing her hair every single morning. Now there’s no hair to do. The funny thing is this “hair loss,” so to speak, has suddenly made me more interested in doing Rachel’s hair since she now has more of it than Anna.
Now that I’ve had some time to process it, I’ll probably still get the kids’ pictures taken in a few weeks, after it’s grown out enough to cover up the bald spots. After all, this is a memory we won’t want to forget.