Well, sometimes parenting kids whose brains work a little bit differently can be hmmm…. interesting! Interesting seems like the appropriate word here. At the time this happened, “interesting” was not the first word that came to mind, but I’ve had time to get over it!
A few weeks ago, Josiah decided that it would be a good idea to SHAVE … (bad enough right there, right?)… HIS EYEBROWS … (yep!) … COMPLETELY OFF…
He looked like a character out of a sci-fi movie and it was so weird to look at but I finally decided that it was the contrast of the dark hair on his head with the lack of hair over his eyes that was making it worse, so I decided that his hair would have to go. My mom shaved his head a few days later and immediately, it made such a huge difference. He looked almost normal again and now the hair on his head is starting to grow back and his eyebrows are even showing signs of growth (though Josiah had researched it and informed us that eyebrows take 6 months to grow in!).
As promised, here are the pictures:
It’s pretty creepy, right? I have to say that the night he shaved his eyebrows off, I was less than gracious about it initially…something I am not super proud of, but as he will tell you now, he knows that his mommy loves him with or without eyebrows!
Here is the current picture with the shaved head growing back and the eyebrows starting to peak through: