Haircuts

If there is one thing crazy about cancer, it’s how your hair grows back in a mullet after chemo.

It was time to cut off my chemo mullet, and no doing any good to comb my waves straight anymore just to make it lay down.

It’s almost long enough to feel like hair again, but not long enough to be hair yet.

Mullet town had to go, though.


Then I cut all the boys’ hair, too, and trimmed Anber’s, only to realize that Kyrie’s baby hair was down to her waist!  She had a mullet, too!


It has such a gap because she rubbed all her hair out on the back when those awful distractors were hurting her last summer.

We said goodbye to baby curls to trim it up, though she has that thick wavy hair from the Middle East (she is Pakistani), so it will be wavy again after it gets washed.

But because of all the stickers on her face, and the mess of her self-feeding, and the eye patch drama, we finally decided to trim some bangs for her so she could see.

(We couldn’t cut her hair until she was adopted; biological parents retain hair cutting rights of foster children):

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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