Friday, May 28, 2010


I am obsessed with hair these days.

Like many pregnant women my hair became gloriously thick and shiny last year. Twelve weeks after Lydia was born I started loosing my hair. This happened after I had Madeline too, but back then I didn't know it was normal and I thought I had a rare form of cancer or was dying some slow horrible death. Trust me that if your hair was coming out in copious amounts every day you'd think the same thing too.

There are things about pregnancy, child birth and motherhood they never tell you. That is one of them. (and not the worst one by a long shot)

So my hair isn't what it used to be. Madeline's hair, however, is lovely. I agonized over cutting it last year. I just didn't want to loose her curls. I realized recently that she has a whole new layer in her hair growing. As this hair grows in, her curls have gotten thicker and her hair shinier. Just as mine is getting thinner and duller.

She needs another hair cut, but this year I don't want to cut it because I just don't think I can emotionally afford to loose any more hair. Mine or hers.




Bridget said...

I think you should all shave your heads for summer....Think of all the time you could save!

Molly said...

That's a mother of boys talking... don't listen to her!

Since you'll be at the pool a lot, I say cut it. The curls will bounce back and it'll be easier to comb out - which you'll be doing a lot of! Also, keeping it off her neck will be cooler for her.

Then again, it's so cute just as it is now.

Anybody else have any ideas?