It's time for another round of "What I Learned This Week" over at Musings of a Housewife. What did you learn this week?
This week has been all about hair. It came and went, both the week and the hair.
I took my daughter in on Friday to get her hair cut before school starts this week. She's been growing it out in order to donate it to Locks of Love. We've been through this once before, so she knew what she was doing. She's been pretty excited to get it cut and to donate it, but truth be told, I think she loves the attention she gets from such a dramatic hairstyle change.
While my daughter was happy as a clam to sit there and have her hair cut, I sat there with a lump in my throat. My baby's hair was getting cut off! I know, I know. It'll grow back. It just seems like her hair is such a part of her, and now most of it was going away. I won't miss the tangles when brushing it, but I will miss playing with it. She does look awfully cute with her little bob cut though...
Some of you may remember me writing about my dad a couple of weeks back. His hair has been falling out quite a bit lately, so on Sunday he'd decided he was done with it. My sister and I were over at my folks house, so my sister volunteered to shave his head. We all went outside and what was left of his hair started coming off. We made jokes about how white his scalp was and tried to talk him into keeping a mohawk for a while (for some reason he didn't go for that), but there was that lump in my throat again. It was hard watching the hair go. Hard watching the changes that cancer was making. But this, too, will grow back. And in case you're wondering? The eyebrows are still very much intact.
So what did I learn this week? It looks like I'm more attached to other people's hair than they are themselves. It's only the hair that's gone, and even that is just temporary. My daughter looks adorable in a bob cut and my dad has superglue holding his eyebrows on. And in the future, I should probably find something else to do besides watching people get their hair cut. I just can't handle the drama!
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