When I took your piggies out for the last time (for who knows how long) I really had to try hard not to cry in front of you. I ran my fingers through your beautiful curls as you sat on my lap and I could smell your shampoo. There were HUGE chunks of hair coming out in my hands! Id run my fingers through and have a handfull of hair in my hand. So Id set it in a pile on the couch and do it again. The pile was huge. You wanted me to hold you on the porch. Your back was hurting. So to the porch we went. I just kept running my fingers through your hair and putting the hair in a pile.
|One of the many piles of hair.|
When we went over to invite Ry you were basically bald on the top of your head. When Ry came to the door she looked at you and didnt even seem to notice. She said, "McKall your hair!" Then right after that, "Come see my new bunkbeds!" So you went in and saw the bunkbeds...all the while me and Angie were struggling to fight back tears and hold it together. You and Ry talked and played like you always do. So, we headed back home and got everything set up for the shaving.
|Bye Bye ponytail!|
|You can see how bald you were on the top|
before we even started. I only cut off the back...
I cut nothing off the top!
|This is what it looked like from the back once |
we cut the ponytail off. You can really see
how much it had thinned.
|Let the shaving begin!|
|What a trooper! Cant believe how tough you are!|
|Oh how I love that smile!|
|You couldnt be in better hands...Daddys a pro!|
|Starting to have a hard time. You were itchy, and tired, and |
your back hurt! Poor kiddo.
You are very mature for your age. I wish I knew exactly how your process all that you have to deal with. It was like you were sad...like you had just lost a good friend. Like you knew it was going to happen, but were a little depressed when it did. You're amazing. Once you were done your sad mood instantly turned around when it was your turn to shave daddy. It was a good time and Ry was really jealous by then! She wanted to be "twinners with kall and Jake!"
|I helped, just a little..|
|If you have to be bald, be bald with daddy!|
|Your back was really hurting you by this point. You can |
tell by the way your standing.
|You got all the hair off in the shower, and now your|
getting "soaked" in my bath salts.
|Neighbor Ali gave you this shirt...it says "Super Girl Power"|
Perfect for my little trooper.
|Your hands were shakey while you practiced your A's.|
I dont like that.
|A delicious "little toast" and pepperoni sandwich|
is always a good distraction!
|You told me that since you cant marry dad when you grow up,|
youre gonna marry Tucker. I didnt have the heart to tell you
hes off limits too!
|Bald is DEFINATELY beautiful!|