For many, and my husband Tom is one, it is difficult to go without a visit to his barber. Unfortunately he was already past due for a haircut when the shops closed. This meant that a week into it he was really wanting a haircut. He's asked me to cut his hair in the past and I never wanted to do it. I do not want to be responsible for messing up anyone else's hair. But this time the situation was different. As far as we know, it could be a long time before these types of businesses open back up.
I suppose this is one of those punches we have to roll with - right? Tom told me not to worry about it, that if I messed it up too badly we could just shave his head. Besides, that's a style too isn't it? Sure. He sat in the kitchen and I wrapped a towel around him. That part was easy. He gave me his electric razor with some kind of a guard on it and promised me it would cut all the hair the same length with that guard. All I had to do was drive the razor all over his head just like when we used to have a dog and cut his hair. But wait, I didn't cut the dog's hair. Tom did that. Oh boy. I was a little nervous but I turned the razor on and made that first cut. Nothing bad happened. His ears were even still there. Alright, I can do this. In fact, it was kind of fun. I wanted to cut stripes in his hair but he didn't like that idea. I got it cut, and then I even trimmed around the edges and over his ears without the guard on the blade. It didn't look half bad. It didn't look like his barber did it, but he was happy and more comfortable. So there is one punch in all these new punches that I learned to roll with.
We are all facing new challenges these days and I'm learning that we are capable of doing much more than we thought we could do. Many of our challenges are much more serious than a simple haircut of course. This new lifestyle has a learning curve for us all. Some things are frightening, or sad, or depressing. I believe we are all stronger than we thought and we can deal with the new challenges. It helps to share our feelings with others, rather than holding them in until we feel like exploding. Yea, exploding is no good. What new challenges do you find yourself facing these days? Do you have feelings you need to share? I think there are a lot of us in blogland that care and are willing to listen. I know I am.