Happens to the best of us…

Hair Lifestyle Motherhood

Those who really know me and my family, know that I have bald children.  I don’t mean bald until 6 months, I mean bald until 3!  My son took forever to get any hair.  It was so blond and fine.  He is 4.5 and finally has a decent head of hair.  My daughter has the fine, blond fluff as well.  She didn’t get any hair until 2!  I have extremely fine hair so it’s no mystery where this comes from.  I always thought it was kind of ironic and unfair that a hairstylist’s children would have no hair.  And yes, I’ve heard the old adage about the cobbler’s children having no shoes.

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I was so in love with Thayer’s adorable blond hair.  I kept it cut short on the sides and back, with some length on top.

That’s what makes this next segment so upsetting.

I’m working at the salon on a busy Friday.  I happened to check my phone and see this text from my husband, who is home with the kids.

Y’all, I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried.  Actual tears.  His beautiful hair, that took so long to come in, gone.

I’m sure it seems ridiculous that I reacted this way.  Hair does grow after all.  I am a rational person, and I understand this concept.  It hit me so hard for some reason. Brian brought him to the salon immediately so that I could fix that mess.  I had to shave his head.  There was no other option.  For the rest of the day, I couldn’t even look at him.  He looked so different.  He looked older and harder.  I made him wear a ball cap that whole weekend.

I am over it now.  It’s grown in a bit and I have to shave it one more time to remove the chunks he took out.  Oh, and beware Mommas, he used kids safety scissors, they cut to the scalp.

I’m so grateful that he didn’t cut his sister’s hair.  I would’ve gone nuclear if that had happened.  I’ve had to just let it go and chalk it up to a rite of passage.  I actually think it’s kind of funny now.  All kids do something like this.  I’m sure I did and so did you.  In a month I will forget that this ever even happened.

Momming is hard, there are always going to be obstacles.  In the grand scheme of things, this is no big deal and a minor blip.  Until next time,


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