Sunday, September 14, 2008

Difficult truth

There comes a time in every mother's life when she must confront a difficult truth about one of her children. For me that time came yesterday.

I looked at Zoodle and faced the fact that he is...

(insert deep sigh and a couple of sniffles)

...normal.

Remember the post about Zoodle's crazy hair a couple of months back? Well, over the last couple of weeks, his hair has decided to gradually calm down. Yesterday I looked at him, and this is what I saw:



Oh, it's painful to share my heart-rending moment of realization with my readers. There's that hair, laying down against his head like normal hair should do.

I know I should be glad. I know when he's 35 he won't want to have to deal with hair that sticks up as if it's been rubbed by a balloon.

But I loved that quirky part of my boy, and it's a pity to see it gone. I actually liked all the comments from strangers. I liked combing his hair only to see it pop back up as if it were spring-loaded.

As I brace myself for more difficult truths that will confront me as Zoodle grows up, I guess I'll just have to take comfort in his abnormally cute smile, gorgeous eyes, and copious amounts of drool.

11 comments:

Deals said...

He really is GORGEOUS! Killer eyes and smile. Wow!

Andrew sported the 'hawk for the first 8 months or so(more like months 5-8, I think??) and I also loved all the comments and even did pics with it all crazy!! :) How funny!!

Kerri said...

He is such a cutie....going to be breaking some hearts in a few years.

Anna said...

awww look at that face!
and believe me, a little blow dry action the wrong way and the hair will be crazy all over again! LOL

beckiwithani said...

Well, just think of it this way: If he still has copious amounts of drool when he's 5, I don't think you'll be thanking your lucky stars....

Lyndsay said...

Don't worry Beth, I've found that they just replace it with something else "abnormal". :-)

jekikabanana said...

I sure see a lot of Ana in him in this picture! How cute!

Becky said...

Awww...while he's just as cute with normal hair, I don't blame you for being a little sad about that! At least you have lots of pictures to look back on.

Kara said...

Abby had crazy stand-straight-out hair until she was 9 months old. I was sooooo sad when it was long enough that it lay flat against her head! I know exactly how you feel!! People used to ask me if I rubbed her head with a balloon to get it that way (because that would be so normal...?)

Mommy Vern said...

Look at that DROOL! Oh and the 'normal' hair...it's still long as can be though! :) Adorable.

Julie said...

My first born had stick-up hair. He looked like a startled baby bird still in the nest for at least the first six months. A completely adorable startled baby bird of course.

Kristi said...

He's abnormally adorable, Beth!

He has so much hair! Beth doesn't have a quarter of the hair he does. Poor girl!

Your sister's comment cracked me up!