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My sister in law, Suzy, cut Aaron's hair last week. Here are some photos of the big event.
Suzy is showing the colorful shield thing to Aaron Jr. to get him excited to be there.
She has sprayed it and combed it down to get it ready to cut. Wow... that is quite a head of hair. When you comb it that way... Help!
To keep Aaron Jr. distracted, Suzy let him spray her water bottle into his own mouth throughout the haircut. It kept him pretty still.
Suzy and Aaron Jr. CHEESE!
This was another day, but I wanted to put a photo of his hair after it had dried to show the true haircut. It is still SO cute I have to say. Still has curl and a lot of body. I love it. He doesn't look that thrilled. He had just woken up and was enthralled in one of his favorites movies.
This post reminds me of an experience I had with Aaron a couple of years ago. He was cutting his own hair with those hair clippers that a lot of guys have. Well, when he did this, he would usually call me in to finish up for him and get all of the stray hairs that he had missed and then also to trim the neck area. Well, when I got in there this time, he handed me the clippers and I started down at his neckline and started going up his head like I usually did to find all of the stray hairs. Once I was about two or three inches up his head, I realized that he didn't have an attachment on it anymore and it was cutting so close, almost as close as shaving it. I stopped at once and said, "oh no." So Aaron said, "Leslie, what did you do?"
Well, what had happened was... he took the attachment off and had just planned on me trimming the neck. So, it was a total miscommunication. But I ended up having to just shave up around the rest of his head to make a line where I had left off. I think it was only up to about the middle of his ear. It did look wrong, but I did offer to try to just blend it and make it look okay. He didn't want that, so he said just to make the line up that high... so that is what I did. Needless to say, I don't think I was ever asked to help with his hair again. Actually, I think maybe once or twice, but he was very clear from then on to make sure I knew what he wanted me to start on first.
Luckily, Aaron was able to wear hats to work, so he wore a hat most of the time. He still got teased by a lot of his friends, but he took it well. He never got mad at me... he was a little frustrated, I could tell... but he never got mad. He knew it was an honest mistake and forgave me for it.
It was fun after that happened to offer to cut his hair, though... it would make us both laugh.
I have been a little under the weather lately. I finally went to the doctor yesterday and I have bronchitis. Luckily, I am no longer contagious, but I have to use an inhaler until my lungs are feeling more normal... supposedly 6 to 8 weeks.
Aaron would get bronchitis pretty much every year that I knew him. Last year he had it around this same time and it even turned into pneumonia. I have only ever had it once about ten years ago. It is strange that I never got it from Aaron all of those times he had it, but now I get it this year. I guess it is my turn.
It is strange how EVERYTHING I see or do reminds me of Aaron... even an illness. Time doesn't seem to be healing the sorrow, it still just seems so fresh. But the love and support being shown to us by those who love us and care about us is helping us to feel not quite so alone.
Aaron Jr. is bringing joy to me daily. I am grateful for our sweet little boy. He is a precious gift from a loving Father in Heaven.
We love you Aaron...
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