As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A little off the top

Bryce’s hair was getting long so tonight I pulled out my clippers and took a little off the top... bottom... well, his whole head really. He’s not the biggest fan of getting his hair cut, but he is a lot more relaxed than he was compared to his first hair cut.

He used to be really sensitive when it came to touching his head, especially around his ears and when he was getting his hair cut we’d feel obligated to give an overly generous tip to the hairstylist for having to put up with us for an extra twenty or thirty minutes longer than her usual appointments because of all the squirming Bryce did.

We’d usually go to the same stylist and after learning more about Bryce, she figured out tips and tricks to make the haircut a bit more enjoyable for him. She’d let him hold the clippers and feel what it felt like when it was turned on, and let him touch the part that cuts the hair so he realized it wasn’t his mortal enemy. She’d also talk him through everything she was doing, and in the end he’d get a sucker candy.

After a couple of times going to the salon and realizing that I liked his hair shaved around the same length, I figured I could buy a clipper kit and do it myself, plus it would be paid off after two hair cuts and save us money too.

Now, I am no hair stylist, but I think I did a pretty good job. You be the judge!

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

2 comments:

  1. Makes him look a little older, in my opinion. Looks nice though.

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  2. @Matthew Sabatini Yeah, I think he looks older too. It's a good length for the summer, and in a couple of months it'll be back to a good length for spiking! hehe

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