Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hair CHOP!

Not long after her last haircut, Bethelle saw the movie Tangled for the first time.  She then informed me that she would never cut her hair again.  She wanted to be Rapunzel.

A few days ago, I suggested that it might be nice to have a fresh haircut for the new school year.  Bethelle reminded me that she was never going to cut her hair again.  So I reminded her how cute it was when it was a bit shorter and wouldn't it be nice to have a change.  "OK," she said.  Really?  It was that easy?  I held back my shock and escorted her to my bathroom/salon.

This blog is full of "before" shots, like here.  So, without further ado, the "after":

Amazing how a little haircut can add five years.  What is she, twelve?

School starts in just a couple days.  She only went to kindergarten for the first four months, and she was home by eleven every day even then.  I am now going through the whole grieving process all over again.  Now she will be gone for seven hours every day.  What will I ever do without her?

Rigby assures me regularly that he will take care of things when Bethelle is at school.  And I must say, I am looking forward to his opportunity to be the leader around here.  I can imagine him blossoming.  In a manly way, of course.  Do men "blossom"?

Anyway, I will do my best to get by.  I'm going to get out of bed every morning; breathe in and out all day long.  Then, after a while I won't have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out.  And then, after a while, I won't have to think about how I had it perfect for a while.

We'll miss you, Bethelle.  I know you'll do great!

1 comment:

Our Ohana said...

Gorgeous, and VERY grown-up!