Ok, I think this is what you've been waiting for...YIKES!! But, at least I have company. Check out those high and tight cuts on the boys too. Tonight while Jenny-Jane and I were reading stories before bed, Nick and Fisher snuck away to create their own versions of my "do" with the dog shears in Fisher's bathroom. No, I'm not kidding. Nick said Fisher kept saying "do me, do me" as Nick was shaving his own head. So he did. The results are pretty darn good, better than the dogs looked after their Mother's Day shave. I'm beyond touched.
So how do I feel about my stubbly head? I'm surprisingly ok. Really. A lot has to do with the support I had from my team at the salon today. The bestest friend a girl could have, Jen Shenfeld, escaped from work to drive me to Scottsdale where we met Krista at Laurie's Salon for the big event. While I was definitely scared, I knew it was time. The part in my hair was about 1/2 inch thick from my hair falling out, gross. Jen held my hand the entire time, Krista was head cheerleader and provided constant humor, and Laurie just sheared away like she does this every day. Only a couple tears, but lots and lots of laughs.
Coming home to show the kids was one of my bigger fears. Fisher's first word was "cool" and Jenny-Jane looked puzzled then petted my head with love. They are fine, and so is Nick who says I look beautiful.
I've still got spotty stubble all over my head that will fall out in the next few days to make my head shiny bald. We'll see how I feel about that. I'm most comfortable in caps so far, as I felt pretty confident leaving the salon in my page-boy style cap and sunglasses. I have an appointment tomorrow morning at the Mac Cosmetics counter to learn how to best accentuate my features. Lord knows I can't hide behind my hair. This is crazy!
I'm going to end this post with a perfect sentiment passed along from Krista. Her mother gave it to her when she was battling her cancer, and it could not be more apropos for me today. "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly".