Saturday, December 24, 2011

I didn't want to do it, but it had to be done.

Remember this full head of hair?

Well over the past several months, the hair gradually thinned...

and thinned...

and basically disappeared:

A truly frightening aerial view

All that remained was a long patch of hair in the very front.  In the back and on the sides, Noah was completely bald.  My sisters and a few others told me that we needed to shave his head.  I didn't want to do it.  I told them no no no.  But when people started saying that his hair looked like "Phantom of the Opera when he takes off his mask" (remember the frightening random tufts?), and "a 55 year old man with a combover" (wonderful), and "Rihanna" (with hair only on one side), I relented.  It was time.

Monday night, with tears in my eyes, I watched as my sisters cut off the remaining patch of Noah's cute hair:

Mother is sad.
Noah is concerned.
 Lieutenant Uncle Sam (who is about to deploy to Afghanistan for seven months) approved of Noah's new crew cut:

I will admit, it took me a while to get used to it.  But now, I think he is as cute as can be:

And he sure looks darling in a hat!



  1. My darling Rachel, I had to LAUGH HYSTERICALLY at the coincidence of this post! Charlie JUST had to have his hair trimmed today! Unlike Noah's every so slowly fading coif, our little man had a mullet with a mohawk down the middle. Poor dude. So, today, we HAD to trim the 3 inch (and I am not exaggerating) length of fine hair growing above his ears and long mullet of hair in the back (it was bald around the middle and then, just before reaching the nape, a THICK long section of hair). So strange. Now, he just has the mohawk. His hair on top grows UP rather than back. What a riot!! LOVE Noah's new do!!

  2. He is really adorable with his new 'do!


I love hearing from you!! Thanks for the comment!