This is actually the old Avi. Sparkly eyes, beautiful teeth. Long hair.
This is the new Avi. Sparkly eyes, beautiful teeth. Short hair.
Avi came up to me this morning asking if she could get her hair cut "like Jubilee's". I said I'd cut her hair as short as Jubilee, but no bangs. It simply doesn't work with her frizzy biracial hair.
When I made the first snip, she said, "Mom, am I not ugly any more?".
I explained to her how she's never been ugly. I told her I met her when she was three days old and she was beautiful then like she is now.
Now my sweet girl is going around the living room talking about how ugly she is. She keeps asking when her hair will grow out and when she won't be ugly any more. She's asking me to sew it back on (she loves the cut, by the way…she just has some desperate, internal need for this type of attention). I knew there would be consequences whether I let her get her hair cut or not. So I cut it. A fresh start.
And darn it, she looks cute.
In other news, I dreamed last night that I was hanging out with Angelina Jolie. We went out for pizza and swapped mom stories. Only Angie wasn't eating her pizza. Even though I was going to have a piece.
What? You can can't picture me and Angie hanging out? Come one, we're both moms of large famlies. We've both adopted. We're both married to hotties. We've got a lot in common. Brad (we're on a first name basis) made waves in the photography community a few years ago when he took his twins newborn photos himself. So you see, we've got a lot of common ground.
Chuck and Renee.
Brad and Angie.
It's all good.