Thursday, November 3, 2011

so one time i cut my hair off...

Braeden inspired me. As has Tess and Claire and Mo-Flan. So today, after a long talk with Tess about how hair is just hair and it always grows back and if I want to do it I should just go for it, (big breath!) I buzzed my head.

Can you see the trepidation on my face?
The fear in my eyes?
It was real.
Half-way done...
Still working on it...
Look! It's all short! All of it!
Here it is all cleaned up and washed.
Phew! It's done. This has been one of my secret (and not so secret) dreams since at least high school. And I finally did it! Once I actually decided to do it it was less scary than I thought it would be. The vibrations of the hair clippers were surprisingly pleasant and my lack of hair is really liberating. And, perhaps most importantly, this whole thing has been less traumatizing than expected: usually I really don't like haircuts after I get them, but this one I feel really good about. Maybe my feelings will change when I go out into the real world tomorrow and the kids at school tell me I look like a boy (we're talking literal kids: the 1-4th graders at the after school program I work at), but that's tomorrow.

We'll see how it goes, but for today I feel just lovely.

4 comments:

claire plimpton said...

whoo! good job! also, i really like how it looks when only one side is shaved. and kids definitely have problems distinguishing gender, but it usually makes a pretty funny story when they ask :)

heidi said...

Now I want to see you and braeden together to see how much you look alike in this adventure. It won't be forever so take advantage of the twin time!

Cassandra said...

We actually don't look that much alike with Braeden's beard shaved and everything. I think we looked more alike when he had a beard, which is weird, but who really knows. Read the next post and decide for yourself if you think we look like twins or not...

My Worthless Degree said...

A woman finds vibrations "pleasant". How unexpected.

PS - I think you look like an old timey synchronized swimmer now. It is now your goal in life to find an old timey bathing suit and take black and white photos in a pool.