Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Fresh Start

He's been having a tough couple of weeks.  First he was sick, and had to miss preschool, which he loves.  Then Grahm and I got sick so we couldn't really go out and do any of the fun stuff that we usually do.

His best friend moved away - and not just to another nearby city where we can visit her - halfway around the world.  He hasn't come right out and said it but I know he's really sad about it.  He's just mopey.  Not himself.

Mason - before

He also just seems like he's not comfortable in his own skin.  Tripping over his feet a lot, being overly clumsy.  He has been a walking catastrophe the last few days:  falling out of the bike trailer and getting a golf-ball sized lump on his head, then turning around the next day and having me close the car door on the other side of his head, burning his hand on a light bulb, smashing his finger in the door tonight.

And not just physically uncomfortable in his own skin, emotionally and mentally as well.  Getting really frustrated at himself when he messes up on something.  Being really sensitive and sad and then turning around and intentionally misbehaving.

It was time for a fresh start.

Mason - after

I don't know if it will help; maybe this is just what Almost Four is like.  A growth spurt for both mind and body.

He was sobbing on the way home saying no one was going to be his friend because they wouldn't know who he was without long hair.

I think he'll be OK though - he will be OK. He's my boy. I told him that I barely recognized him with his hair so short ("Daddy all my hair was on the GROUND!!!") and he said "Mama, it's still me, Mr.-Chuckles-McKnuckles".  You're right, Mase, still you.

I think he'll be OK


  1. Oh, he looks so good! I love it.

  2. You forgot to say that "Meemaw was sick and couldn't come play with Mason". I love his new haircut - he's so grown up! Please tell him that Meemaw will always love him!

  3. Oh poor Mason! Hopefully the new hair cut will be the little boost he needed. He looks great!

    Hope you had a fun hair cut today!


  4. Mason I'm so proud of you! YOU are SO grown UP! And HANSOME - I'll bet your next best friend is a cute little girl - but your dimples will always be cuter that hers! EMBRACE this moment - it's priceless.

  5. I love this!! Fresh start for sure:)

  6. OMG! I had to use my very limited internet use to check out your post. Sniffle sniffle sniffle. I'm sitting here balling like an idot. I'm crying b/c Aubrey is going thru the same things since we have been out here...falling down, tripping, getting hurt, overly sensitive, sad, mopey, etc etc. Definately not herself And then to see Mason cut his hair! More tears..he looks beautiful! I can't wait to show this to Aubrey. We miss you guys SO MUCH!

  7. LOVE IT!!! Tell Mason Gwenie still knew who he was.

  8. Love it he is soo cute what a great series of photos

  9. Poor Mason. So sorry he's struggling. Hope the new 'do helps.

  10. He is so stinkin' adorable! You have a beautiful family and a beautiful blog, thank you for sharing!

  11. It turned out soooo cute!!! I remember when we made the DREADED decision to cut Seth's long hair--don't regret it at all! I think boys get to an age where their hair gets too scraggly and is better off short :). Love your cute little guys!



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