Keats wanted his hair cut this week. In fact, he wanted it shaved. I convinced him to just go short. When a child goes from shaggy to shaved it’s just hard on a mom, well this mom. It’s not because I prefer one hairdo to the other, but that I have a hard time with drastic change. I still remember the time that my mom dyed her hair bright orange-y red when I was about six years old. That rocked me. Anyway, Silas decided that he wanted a haircut too. I realized that I might just be able to handle that after all, because truthfully the places that he cut on his own a couple weeks ago (right at his forehead and also right on the top of his head) were really bothering me. Without letting myself think about it too much I started snipping. It did kind of hurt to cut off those curls. It took a lot of coaxing him to sit still, and two big pieces of dried mango, but I think his hair turned out pretty darn cute. I realized almost immediately, that because he was mostly bald until he was over a year old, he actually looks more like his baby self now than he did with the longer hair.
I’m so glad that I wrote about his curls though, and the way I felt about the whole thing. Of course I saved one.
And guess who visited this week? My brother, Dan! He’s over on our side of the country for the second time in less than two months. I don’t think he’d mind me mentioning that what’s pulling him this way is not my family, but a girl. 🙂 My parents drove up to meet this girl too (!!!) so we got to see them as well. We had a great time visiting with everyone and I turned Dan into a beekeeper for a few minutes. He wasn’t too keen on the idea at first, but Larkspur convinced him. He jumped right in and was completely relaxed with the bees. And now I can add his picture to my collection of friends and family in a bee suit.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the positive response I’m getting about the cowl raffle. Thank you!!!
I’ve got a couple of giveaways running this weekend and I think you’ll like them, so please stop by!