So the day came. On Tuesday, June 5th, we celebrated Tom’s 47th birthday. We had cake & ice cream with Mom & Dad K, and the Ylen’s. I have to say, other than the bike we gave him, Tom’s coolest gift had to be the magnetic board that Andrea made from something she saw on Pinterest. It was so creative!
But we really celebrated after everyone left. As I was putting away stuff from the birthday party, Sharolyn told me, “Mom, I got out all the haircutting stuff!” Oh boy – was it really the time for me? I think it needed to be. The kids had been getting on my case lately about all my shedding. I was getting into a pretty bad habit of just reaching up & pulling my hair out by the roots – don’t worry it didn’t hurt! But they were getting sick of it. At one point in the last week or so, Sharolyn said to me, “Mom, when are you going to shave your head? You’re getting about as bad as the cat!” Really? Could you be a little more subtle?
I decided that I might as well appease the family. I let the kids do the shaving and they had a ton of fun. Before they got started though I had a panic moment. I wasn’t ready! I didn’t want to lose my hair! But then I took a deep breath, and realized that it’s going to happen, so I might as well get it over with.
Blaine & Sharolyn took turns using the clippers on the remaining hair on my head. If you’ve never shaved your head (which will apply to at least 95% of the women reading this blog), it’s really a weird feeling to have those clippers cutting off your hair so close. When they got all done with the clippers, Sharolyn happily got out the “Flirty Mango” shaving cream, lathered up my head, and brought out the razor. This whole process took a lot longer than I expected, but they did a great job – no nicks or cuts!
By the way, the T-shirt was a birthday gift from my brother Ryan. It’s so cute!