I did it.
No bigs right?
But in the spirit of full disclosure you should know that I have absolutely zero skillage when it comes to hair cutting.
I can't believe a store even sold me clippers.
I do cut Jordan's hair.
I shave Jordan's head.
Jordan has gigantic brown eyes and foot long eyelashes like his daddy
so Jordan with a shaved head,
is ridiculously cute.
Shaving I can do.
But frankly with our ever increasing number of boys in this house
and the ever increasing cost of boy haircuts (crazysauce!)
I am stepping out into new territiory.
New hair cutting territory armed only with clippers and my lack of ability.
And that's when I screwed up.
I shaved Jordan's head first.
And they were watching.
And that's when I found out that they shaved their heads in the foster home.
I knew this of course.
I knew it because of pictures like this
look at all those sweet noggins of shaviness.
But what I didn't realize and didn't know is how much they hated that.
The boys went to school in the neighborhood in which they lived,
not an orphanage specific school.
So you can imagine the ridicule that occured every few weeks when all the orphans showed up at school with freshly shaved heads whist the other kids are sporting "normal" hair cuts and nicer shoes and uniforms.
So there I sat shaving Jordan's head as they are telling me this story.....
my heart breaking all over again for their years of not having a family and not having that safe place to fall back on.
I, rather quickly....(sorry Jordan), finished shaving Jordan's head and then finished silently kicking myself for not thinking of that; I put down the clippers and we had a little what'swhat about the fact that mommy was not going to cut it all off, just a little bit, I promised.
And being the amazing people that they are
they trusted me...
I guess I would call it a nervous trust.
So there they sat while I pretended to know what I was doing
and I'm happy to report
they still like me.
And I am definitely not cut out to be a hair stylist.
It's a good thing they can't see the back of their heads
I'm just sayin.
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