One of the disadvantages of brain surgery is that to get to the brain, you have to go through the top of the head.
Where the hair is.
Where the sweet, kissable, soft, baby hair is.
One of the disadvantages of pediatric neurosurgery residencies is that they don’t include any classes on styling hair.
(Seriously. Our neurosurgeon didn’t even TAPER you guys. She didn’t even TRY.)
That there is one BAD haircut.
Obviously we couldn’t leave it that way.
(Although when we told our neurosurgeon we were probably going to shave it she suddenly became alive with more personality than I had ever seen in her (doesn’t take much…) and said, “I tried really hard to make it look good!” Um….. )
Since Calvin is the worlds number 1 Cougar-fan he demanded we shave BYU Football into his hair.
We probably would have done it anyway, even without brain surgery, because we are that dedicated.
Some thought the hand-stitched laces in the football were a little extreme, but he does what he’s gotta do to show his team spirit!
I think he had a lot to do with their victory last week.
He was pretty upset when we told him we were going to finish the job because his current style wasn’t appropriate for church.
And I was pretty upset about losing the soft, kissable baby hair.
But in the end we shaved it all off.
Buzzing a 6-month old’s hair was an adventure I don’t recommend to anyone.
(One time I woke up blurry-eyed next to Calvin to a view like this. Through squinty eyes it looks like the scar is one of his eyes and his head looks monstrously distorted. It took me a minute to regain my bearings, and by the time I did my heart was pounding. It was scary.)
Though it was heartbreaking to shave off his luscious locks, I have to admit I’m getting used to my adorable bald baby.
(as long as my eyes are wide open…)