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Topic: Hair (07/04/19)
- TITLE: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
By Shari Armstrong
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He then requested to look like her, so they shaved his head, too. He’s always been her mini-me, now they looked like twins.
A few days later, my husband told me, “I’m going to shave my head, too, to support your sister while she’s going through chemo.”
The next day, my husband shaved all his hair off. It was weird seeing him without his blond curls, but no less weird than seeing my sister without her long, wavy, red hair.
The kids and I had made my sister a fun straw hat, covered in silk flowers and butterflies, even though she had decided to go the bandana route during her treatment.
As his hair grew back, he complained about how itchy it was. “I’m never doing that again.”
As her hair grew back, it came back almost brown and straight. Chemo is a strange thing. She tried to dye her hair before a friend’s wedding, to get her original color back. However, it came out looking like a Coppertop battery. She had to find a professional to try to fix it.
Unfortunately, a couple of years later, my sister had to go through breast cancer again. Being bald again. This time, nobody shaved their head, but we still supported her.
My mother-in-law, her sister, and our niece all come up for a week during the summer. Our parents come, too, and we all play tourists. She felt well enough, despite treatment, to come up, too, and brought our two nephews along.
My mother-in-law and her sister stayed at a nearby hotel, but our parents and all the kids filled up the house. Full house is an understatement.
One night, while laying in bed, after everybody had called it a night, my husband told me, “I’m going to make Sue laugh and lick her head.”
“What?” I started laughing so hard I was afraid I’d wake everyone else up.
“Yeah, I’m going to lick her head.”
The next evening, after his mom and aunt had left for the evening, and the rest of us were watching television, my husband walked over and licked the top of Sue’s head.
Tears flowed again. But this time, it was from laughing so hard she cried and could barely catch her breath.
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