Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hair cut

This week, I cut off my hair.

This may not seem like a big deal to most folks. After all, it's hair. Hair grows. Hair gets cut. It is the way of things.

But here, my hair cutting is an event worthy of blogging. For one, the last time it happened, Andy was a babe in arms. Three years ago- my life was so completely different, the only thing I can say is, way back in that other life, there was time to get a hair cut.

For two, my boys accepted the change without a hitch. There was a time when cutting my hair- a sudden change in appearance- would have been very upsetting to Joey. He still gets excited if he catches me with my hair down, like when I brush it in the morning, or if I need to fix and replait it during the day. It's different, Mommy looks funny with all that hair everywhere. Andy thinks its funny, too- especially playing peek-a-boo with Cousin It.

And finally, there's something odd about going from hair to your butt to hair only to your shoulder. It now only takes me three minutes to shampoo my hair. Weird.

It has to be done occasionally, mind you. Otherwise the weight pulls it out, and at my age, hair loss can be permanent. Also, it tends to get a little frayed, since I don't have time to take care of butt-length hair properly.

And hey, even with trimming up the ends, I have twelve inches to send to Locks of Love!


Suzanne said...

Good for you to cut enough to donate!

kristina said...

I kept my hair short for years because Charlie pulled out my ponytail constantly----now I am growing it back. My aunt (who had breast cancer) grew her hair long and sent it to locks of love----it meant so much.

Niksmom said...

Wow, that's wonderful that you had so much to cut and donate. I gave up my long hair a while back...mostly b/c I felt like I wanted to have more of a "style" than my long, wavy hair. I also felt like it weighed me down and made me look heavier. My hair is short now, just brushing the back of my neck. Took a while to get used to but now I love it. Used to take an hour to do my hair. Now? 5 minutes from soaking wet to styled!

mcewen said...

I remember that moment all too well. Good for you.
Best wishes

Stimey said...

I'm glad to hear that you had enough hair left. I cut off 12 inches to donate a while back and the stylist totally butchered me. It's finally long enough that it doesn't look weird all the time. But it IS easier to shampoo.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

I find big haircuts to give me such a sense of renewal and energy. I cut off 10" recently to send to Locks of Love (and I still have shoulder length hair). And I too was thrilled, not just to be rid of the excess weight and to be able to do something good with it, but thrilled that my son accepted the change.