May 28, 2012
When you adopt an "older" child it's often little things that catch you off guard and remind you that you missed precious parts of your child's life.
A simple question...."is this her first haircut?" causes a sharp pain in my chest as I am forced to acknowledge that of course this is not her first haircut.
And yet it is a first...for US.
And because it is OUR FIRST I want to celebrate it with every bit of ceremony I would have if it was her first too.
"Yes, it's her first cut!", I say to the slightly confused stylist... and we want the whole "first cut treatment"!
I don't have that first lock of hair but I have THIS one.
|before shot...she was very excited to sit in the chair|
|all washed out and ready for a cut...at this point she's not quite sure what's going on|
|she seemed pretty pleased with herself when it was all done|
|she asked for her nails to be painted...|
|and inspected the stylists work closely|
|I was so impressed at her ability to stay still|
|and here is the official first cut certificate and complete with lock of hair|
|A proud little dumpling showing off her new do|