Sunday, February 18, 2007

Just a Little off the Top

Tuesday’s the day. Literally, we are hours away from a face-to-face meeting with the twins.

In preparation for the big day, I wanted to get myself gussied up. So Saturday I went for a haircut.

And not just one or two, but the whole lot of them.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have long hair. Very long. And truth be told, I am tad bit tired of it.

So let’s take off a few inches. 12, to be exact.

As it turns out, that’s a lot of hair and seems like a waste to just throw it out. And that’s where Locks of Love comes in.

If you’ve never heard of Locks of Love, here’s a brief rundown –

A public non-profit organization, Locks of Love provides wigs to underprivileged children suffering from hair loss due to medical treatments.

By using donated hair, Locks of Love creates realistic, high quality hairpieces. The wigs they provide offer the children the opportunity to rebuild their self-esteem and confidence.

I kept the locks at about shoulder length. It's a little shorter than I had anticipated and gives it a slightly metrosexual look. But the great thing about hair is that it grows.

And in another five years, I'll do it again.

[ed. note: it would seem that having twins is maturing me, at least slightly. I resisted several innuendo jokes that contain the phrase 12".]


Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Locks of Love is great. We donated Gabe's ponytail when he cut his hair off too.

2/18/2007 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I gave my hair to Locks of Love about four years ago and my daughter [who's seven -- and the girl half of my boy/girl twins] just gave her hair this summer. It's a great charity. And it looks like you have really great hair.

Good luck on Tuesday! I can't wait to read all about it.

2/18/2007 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Mike Coady said...

Good luck with the birth. I know I'll never forget when, right after the C-section, my wife was taken away for 2 hr of observation and I was left with the boys. It was nice to move the cart holding the two basinets and quietly sing to them. Also, a nurse in the ER took a beautiful photo of me holding the twins beside my wife's face as she lay there "tented" from the surgery. Start thinking about the poses you want.


2/19/2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

Right after my cancer diagnosis, my girls decided to donate their really long hair to locks of love too. What a great cause!

2/19/2007 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Make sure you go out to dinner tonight and even watch a movie. The time will go insanely slowly if you don't. We still remember going to IHOP the night before and talk about it almost every time we go back.

Looking forward to seeing the twins when you get the time to post afterward. With the no sleeping and constant diaper changing and nonstop feeding, that should be about 6 months, right? :)

2/19/2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

That's awesome! Here from Plain Jane Mom.

2/20/2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger Mamma said...

Great donation!!

You're shaping up to be a great dad!!!

2/20/2007 8:49 PM  

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