Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bald is BEAUTIFUL!

The Comb-Over Is Not!!!


Over the course of 5 days Kate began to seriously shed her beautiful locks. She would wake up with her pillow and shirt covered and then throughout the day she would pull handfuls out at a time. Yesterday her hair was rivaling the worst-comb over you've ever seen! I think that she was sick of clumps falling in her food too, because she asked us if we could cut the rest off. With a bit of sadness on my part, we obliged and headed off to her hairdresser. As you can tell from the picture below, she wasn't at all traumatized by the experience though.


Kate smiled from the minute we arrived at the salon and hasn't stopped yet. I am thrilled that she looks at this phase as a fun adventure and isn't upset by the change in her appearance.
Grandma Anderson and I both had to try and hide the tears in our eyes during the process because we didn't want to let on that it affected us more than Kate! Although I've known that this was coming, it was something different when I actually had to face it.

Kate's hairdresser was as wonderful as always. She and Kate giggled through the whole thing and at the end she wouldn't even let us pay her for her time. I am again reminded of how genuinely kind and supportive our community is.
Only she and Demi Moore can make bald look good! Kate is very proud of her head, pointing the change out to everyone that she sees. Her head is pretty sensitive right now so we are trying to find soft hats that don't bother her, in case she wants to wear them sometime. Who knows though, she may never care to cover up that scalp!

16 comments:

kylejennyabby said...

Kate, we think you look super cool.... your head is cute! :)

Carly said...

So adorable and so brave! What a little cutie pie...

Lindsey Worthen said...

You are so darling Miss Kate. We are so proud of you. Chloe' asks how you are doing daily-- and your picture is always up on our board. We love you!!
The Worthens

Anonymous said...

Kate,
YOU ARE SO CUTE!!! I love your new "haircut!" You are such a brave little girl and my hero!
Keep smiling!
I love you,
Anne

Chloe' Worthen said...

Be brave. I love you.

Aubrey Worthen said...

Hope you get well. You still look very cute. I love you.

Simple Thingz said...

I am amazed by YOU Kate every time I get on your blog and see how well you are handling everything. And for someone (me) who loves bald heads (my husband doesn't have any hair either) I think you look FABULOUS! You are gorgeous. I love your smile and your sparkly eyes. Continue to be brave!! We are all so proud of you!

Love Debbie

Allison said...

What a cutie! Lucky for Kate she has a perfect little round head! Now we can look for darling little hats for fall!!!

Kasey said...

You are TOO cute for words, Kate! I love it!

Anonymous said...

KATE, Meagan and I are sitting here reading your blog and of course listening to "Girlfriend" (that is a must for Meagan everytime we look at how cute you are)We love you very much, keep smiling, we love your new hair style, you are beautiful
Shauna

Kari said...

Don't think she could be any cuter!! The new "do" is perfect ... with those eyes and that smile she radiates beauty - hair or not :) I love just how happy that haircut makes her!

angela said...

you are so beautiful Kate!
love you
angela

Johnson's said...

AWESOME! Katie you rock!

I have a lumpy head...

Anonymous said...

Kate,

We love your new look! You have a very cute head!!!!

Love,
Katherine and Tracey George

Anonymous said...

Better than Demi!

Luv Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
This is Coach "J". I love the new "DO" it loks great on you. I miss you very much and can't wait to see in in class again. You are in my prayers daily.

Love and miss you much
Coach J