We have all shed our fair share of tears lately. Saying goodbye to family in Utah, only to come home and say goodbye to several close friends who have become like family...2 down and more to go.
It's been rough.
And then there was last night.
When we discovered that Alex had done this
to her beautiful hair.
As you can see, it was quite traumatic (and not just for her).
She was not the only one with tears rolling down her cheeks last night.
I still don't understand why she did it...except that I know most kids do at some point.
But she loves her hair, always wants it longer and has even been asking me to (attempt to) style it lately.
She was devastated when I told her we would have to cut it.
What did she think was going to happen?!?
I showed her what it looked like in the mirror, as we hugged and cried.
She was wailing, "I look like a weird-o!!!!"
She sobbed and sobbed as I lay by her in bed, convinced she would look like a boy or be bald.
I kept assuring her (through my silent tears) that she was beautiful, that she would still look like a girl, and that I wouldn't let anyone make her bald.
As she finally starting drifting off to sleep, her hand would wander to those short pieces of hair and I heard her whispering to herself, "What do I look like? What have I done?"
It was heartbreaking.
And so, first thing in the morning, we were at the "big girl" salon.
(this picture still makes me feel a little sick)
She wasn't too happy about it
but, when it was all said and done she decided she likes it!
"Mom, you were right and I was wrong! I'm not bald!"
On the way home she listed off for me every girl she's ever known who has short hair.
She really did some serious damage though - and I couldn't bear to have it cut to her ears all the way around her head...so it's a little...asymmetrical shall we say?
At least this side looks good.
We'll just have to keep getting it trimmed while the other side grows in.
Goodbye, to the old
And hello to the new!
Good thing this girl is so adorable.
I sure love you Alex!
You'll always be our beautiful girl.