Sunday, November 4, 2007
Skye and Ashlyn have new 'do's!
Yesterday morning I took the girls to get their hair cut. Ashlyn was flipping through the books and she was picking out all the short, funky hairstyles, which was surprising to me, however she said that she wanted to donate her hair to others who need it. Aww.... a very sweet moment. Skye was not as determined as she was and selected a style that required just a bit of a trim.
Ashlyn bravely sat in the chair and watched as her hair was bundled into a pony tail and then cut off. At first I really thought she was going to cry, but it was because she thought that was all that was going to happen and she wanted her hair "styled". I assured her that the hairdresser just needed to cut the hair off first and then she would give a nice new cut. She was relieved. She wasn't overly thrilled when the stylist was done because she wanted a more jagged, mature cut and I didn't think that she needed that at 8 years old. ;) I am sure it was shocking for her. She lost about 8" of her hair, but she looks so cute and fresh!
Skye was watching her and I think this sparked her to think long and hard and she decided that she was going to donate her hair too. So she bravely sat in the chair and she ended up donating 12" of hair. She has a fresh new look as well and it really brings out her pretty eyes and sweet face. She's also thrilled with the end result!
It's quite a shock to see them without their long golden trusses, especially Skylar because that really seemed to identify her. I think her friends are going to be blown away when they see her cute cut!
I am so proud of them!!! They did this on their own and they should feel wonderful and happy because they gave a gift that is going to be cherished by someone who is so needful and deserving. It really is the little things in life that are the most beautiful! These are the moments that make every difficult moment as a mother just melt away because I know that I have taught them to be loving and giving and thoughtful of others. :)
I would have taken my camera had I known they were going to do this. It would have been great to have the before and after pics of them actually holding their hair. ;)