While digging through childhood photo albums recently I came across this picture. I look awfully excited about my new ‘do, don’t I? I should really post the play-by-play photo sequence that followed. It starts with this beaming smile and gradually morphs into, “But Mom, how can you be upset that my friend S. cut my hair? The half short/half long uneven look is totally in right now! The asymmetrical look is really quite avant-garde among the preschool set!” The scene ends in a hug that says this will never, ever happen again. I promise.
The still-supportive yet sighing stare my mom is giving little me in this photo says it all. In a month that started with a day to celebrate mothers I’m finding small ways to honor mine all May. Thanks, Mom, for ALWAYS being ultra-supportive of me in all of my varied adventures. You are still my biggest fan.
I should also give a huge thanks to the kiddy cosmetologist in question, my oldest friend, S, who went to Redding Cooperative Preschool with me. (We met when she slammed the door in my face and gave me a bloody nose. We’ve been friends ever since.) I respect your creative style and lifelong actions that always push the envelope. And I’m so happy that we are still going through the graduate school of life together.