So, I cut Elijah’s hair last night. Some of you know how crazy that is. See, Elijah doesn’t like his hair touched AT ALL and will only give me permission to cut it about once ever six or eight months. He’ll usually let me tend to it more frequently than that to split apart dreadlocks and find missing Legos (totally kidding!!!!). However, it’s been about a year since I’ve been allowed to touch his head. It’s been a little hard for me, but I respect my kiddo and his body – it’s not MY hair after all, you know.
We’ve been talking about cutting it for the last six months. I had envisioned it short, but not as short as it is. I had envisioned that he’d still have dreadlocks and everything, but that we’d just cut it short and separate everything out. The last three months had lots of talk of mohawks. Elijah has decided that he wanted to cut it, but that he wanted a mohawk down the middle and his two favorite dreadlocks in the front left uncut.
Apparently last night was the night. We sat down and started to cut. First, I got rid of the solid locked matting on the back of his neck, which had been giving him some pain – I think this is what finally led him to allow me to cut his hair. We talked about the mohawk and I sectioned his hair in such a away to make it happen. Once I got to the top of his head and was cutting the locks down for the mohawk, Elijah said, “I don’t want a mohawk anymore; just cut it all off except for Brother and Sister”. ‘Brother and Sister’ are what he named his two dreadlocks in the front – those are special to him and I doubt that they will ever be cut by anyone.
So, it all got cut off and then I went back over his head and cut the remaining stubs really short. He’s happy, looks about a year older and according to his ‘Uncle’ Taz, he looks like a Hebrew Lakota. I think he’s beautiful regardless of what’s going on, on his head
Pictures of before and after can be found here.
I wanted to make a note about how my week for blogging is shaping up. I think it’s going to look something like this:
Sunday – free association with ten words. it’s fun and gets my brain working. you should play along.
Monday – I’ll be posting 100 random things about myself for the next ten weeks and then after that we’ll see what happens…
Tuesday – Regular blogging about Life, the Universe and Everything.
Wednesday – Wordless Wednesdays has always intrigued me and will force me to use my camera at least once a week. Play along, please.
Thursday – Regular blogging about Life, the Universe and Everything.
Friday – Friday Fill-In.
Saturday – Is my day of gratitude blogging and I invite you to share what you are grateful for as well.
On days when there is a meme/meme-like thing planned, I might double post, as Life, the Universe and Everything does happen on those days as well. But, I’m employing the help of memes for the time being to aid in my desire to blog something every day.