Tess & I went to her cheerleading banquet last night, then came home to have our own party of sorts...THE HEAD SHAVING PARTY! I decided yesterday was THE day to do it. Handfuls of hair came out in the shower and I just KNEW there wasn't any way I could continue to deal with THAT until all the hair fell out. NO WAY!!! In an effort to make it less traumatic and still feel somewhat in control of what is happening to me, I decided to make it a FUN thing. Who says there are any rules to this kind of thing anyhow? So, we got the clippers out. Bobby, the girls & I all gathered in the kitchen and got started on the task.
I was sad, no doubt about it - but I didn't cry...
In fact, I was actually laughing before too long!
Tess got in on the action, too. She was so afraid she was going to hurt my head.
Taylor and Tess were right there with me all the way. (Tyler wasn't home.) I have such a supportive family!
Notice Bobby's shirt? It says 'REAL MEN WEAR PINK'. Now, THAT is love...any man who will shave his wife's head, don't you agree?
So how do ya like my MOHAWK?! No 'fauxhawk' there...it was the real deal! Tess put lots of gel on it!!!
I was just being real silly! Sometimes you can't do anything but laugh, ya know...
They were gonna finish up shaving my head with shaving cream & a razor...I was cracking up! Bobby decided not to 'cause he didn't want to cut my head. He was pretty nervous. See my *PINK* t-shirt? They were selling these t-shirts at Taylor's school so she got one for each of us.
Wow, my hair sure had gotten dark with LOTS of gray in the last month...we were surprised at that! I usually had it colored with highlights and a few lowlights thrown in.
I went shopping yesterday and bought some new bandannas and earrings. Today I'm going to buy a few caps, maybe some hats. Still haven't decided about wearing a wig all the time or just some of the time. Who knows?
Believe it or not, I'm not sitting here crying or anything. Not feeling this great loss about my hair. I guess because I KNOW this is just one more step of the journey and it's NOT a forever thing. I'll be fine. It is what it is and there's no use moping around or acting sad all the time. No way, I've got lots of living to do!!!