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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

From One Extreme....

My 16 yr old (Jeff) called yesterday...he is spending a few days with a friend who lives on Lake Murray....I was walking through Walmart trying to pick up some things I needed in between clients (My last client was at 5:30pm yesterday, I didn't get home until after7..ugh) and I hear "Hi mom, guess what I did?"

Believe me..if you have kids like mine, that phrase brings on a panic reaction!

Turns out he shaved his head...he and his buddies. I guess it could be worse, he could have only shaved PART of it and left a mohawk, but from what I understand, they thought it would be easier with all the swimming on the lake they want to be doing if they just got rid of ALL the hair on their heads. This is a complete switch from the kid who refused to CUT his hair all last year. I haven't seen him yet, he's still out at the lake, but I'll get a pic when I can just to record this momentous event for posterity.

And I suppose if that's the biggest piece of news I have to report, that I can consider ALL IS WELL!!

Bonnie

16 comments:

martha in ny said...

Hi Bonnie. Hmm shaved head-could be worse!! I saw your interview this morning in the Women who Quilt newsletter. How fun!!

anne bebbington said...

My husband did the self same thing when he went away to uni all those years ago - a drastic change from shoulder length strawberry blonde wild curls to a number 2 all over - apparently his mother barely recognised him on the doorstep - be sure it's your son you're getting back and not one of his mates because he loves your apple pie or something :o)

joyce said...

At least it wasn't a tatoo. Hair grows!

Dawn said...

Oh Bonnie! Your right - it could be worse and actually is kind of funny! Although I've never seen Adam with a bald head, it is going to be really strange I bet when you see him! I had Adam say something to me I was so happy to hear today... he grumbled to me when I said 'gee your up kind of early today aren't you (it was 9am)' his reply "I HAVE to go to work"! I was so happy to hear those words!

Laura said...

My oldest son shaved middle sons hair last year into a mohawk as a joke. He kept it that way for a couple of weeks. My thought, he was having fun with it and hair grows back! Glad to hear Jeff is having a fun summer so far!

Judy said...

My sweetie does this in the summer each year...well I do it for him, because hair, sweat, and hard hats don't mix very well. Too hot.I actually like it on some men.

Lauras right, hair grows back!

Katie said...

Oh the memory. In the late 1970's my curly-haired son had a huge Afro. We begged him to get a hair cut and when he did you couldn't see anything had been cut. One day he got his sister to take him to the barber and he got it all shaved off. I told him he was lucky that he had a nicely shaped head. In the game of things, not a bad way to stand out or rebel or whatever. Yup, it grew back but never as huge as before.

Lily said...

I am glad your son can still surprise you Bonnie!

COngrats on being the feature artist on real women quilt.

tami said...

Being the mother of an 18 year old I know the fear those words can strike into your heart. It could have been much worse. Tattoo, weird piercing... I would say you got off very easy.

kirsty said...

Hi Bonnie! I've come here via your website which I found by googling "scrappy quilts" (my scrap basket overfloweth!!). Your quilts are wonderful and definitely inspiring. I'm thinking about trying to organize a sewing day where we can swap scraps. If it happens, I'll send pics.

ForestJane said...

Congrats on the article, it's a nice one!

I agree with your other comments, the hair will be a nice switch, it'll probably look very nice at the end of the summer when it grows back.

Ann said...

Bonnie, your son's reason sounds completely logical to me! This reminds me of a couple of summers ago. My son has always stood in the background and tried not to draw attn. to himself. At the age of 16 or so, he all of a sudden decided colored hair was the way to go. He had blue, green, red, copper and I forget what all colors of gel he'd use. We were at a restaurant and this lady asked me if that didn't bother me. I told her it was only hair and if that was the worst he was going to put me thru, then who cared? Even mother in law was appalled at his wildly colored "spikes". My dd was my wild child and ds's colored hair was NOTHING compared to what she'd already put us thru! Hair grows back, color washes out(or grows out)..

Mama Koch said...

Being the mother to three boyz...I've yet come across something that they won't try to surprise Mom with. As long as their surprises weren't permanent, I pretty much let them do their extremes.
At least you got a phone call! Enjoy him while you can...he'll be out the door too soon.

YankeeQuilter said...

Shaved heads are the big thing right now...it beats when I walked in on my stepson and his buddies giving themselves highlights in our kitchen one afternoon. Picture a 6 foot 200 pound teenager with a plastic cap that has dark brown hair pulled through the little holes sitting at your kitchen table. I very quietly offered my help then went outside to my car so I could let loose laughing!!!
Siobhan

Marci said...

I am sure you are relived that a hair cut was all it was. I have a 22 year old son, and I don't like those words either. My son actually tried this when he was about 14. Some guys look really good with a shaved head. My son looked like he had leukemia or something. Even he didn't like it. So, his hair is pretty short, but not shaved. =)

Sandra said...

If all he's doing is shaving his head - he's a good kid :-) He'll probably like having shorter hair now LOL.