I’m shaving my head.

ourgoatrodeo:

(trying desperately not to freak out too much at the thought)


I’m shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research.

My friend’s son Sam died in December and his death has left me absolutely heartbroken and helpless. I’ve lost so very many family members to cancer including some who were young, but never a child. I first became friends with Sam’s mom when our boys were pre-schoolers. Sammy and my son were the same age. Sam was exactly one month and one day older than my son. I thought cancer was hell before, but the idea of a world without Sam because cancer took him away is unthinkable.

I want to do something, but I’m too far away to help his family directly.

I’ve wavered about shaving my head for St. Baldricks ever since Sam died.

Just when I decided not to for petty reasons (I’m already incredibly insecure about my appearance right now and I didn’t think I could handle how I’d look bald), Mary Kate tweeted about wanting lilac hair. When others tweeted back urging her to just go ahead and dye it, she explained that, given her career, she wasn’t really able to do that unless it was for work-related reasons. That made me stop and think. I never thought about it that way. I have the freedom to shave my hair, so why not? A friend pointed out, “Hair grows back. Children don’t.”

Some time in the next month or so (the date’s not set in stone), I’ll (deep calming breath) shave my head to raise money for St. Baldricks.

I asked the kids how they felt about it. My daughters think it’s great. My son wanted to get in on it too.

And so, when I shave my head, he’ll do the same. He’s raising money as well (actually, he’s currently beating me because his big sisters both insisted on donating to him).

My husband offered to shave his head with us, but he already has to keep it short for work, so you won’t even notice a difference. Still, the solidarity is appreciated.

If you would be so kind, please share this. I suspect our goals are too ambitious and I don’t know that we’ll make them, but I want to try.

Thanks in advanced.

Before:

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Since his curls are hidden under the newsie cap in that one, here’s another:

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We’re going to Sanditon today. This is what I’m wearing. I’m Fred. The top is really cool. We got it at Macy’s. It’s Beautees brand. We have one in white and black too. 
The jeans are really comfy jeans that actually fit me.  They’re YMI. I don’t know where they’re from.  We got them at a thrift store. 
Top: Beautees from Macy’s
Jeans: YMI from I don’t know where

Sanditon.  Yippeee!

We’re going to Sanditon today. This is what I’m wearing. I’m Fred. The top is really cool. We got it at Macy’s. It’s Beautees brand. We have one in white and black too. 

The jeans are really comfy jeans that actually fit me.  They’re YMI. I don’t know where they’re from.  We got them at a thrift store. 

Top: Beautees from Macy’s

Jeans: YMI from I don’t know where

Sanditon.  Yippeee!

Sanditon, here we come.

We’re headed to our summer home in Sanditon.  

4 more days and we’ll be there.  YAY! If you don’t see us on the beach, you can find us at dance class or eating ice cream. 

You should check out more about Sanditon.

We’re going to start posting more. There’s lots of cute clothes and super cute bathing suits in Sanditon. 

It’s a game. Play along. 

ourgoatrodeo:

I’ve been in love with a pair of pants for a few months now.  They look so freaking cute, but they’re more than I’m willing to pay.  When we put the kids’ wishlist together, I threw them on there just in case someone felt compelled to get them.  

My mother did and bless her little heart for it.  

My son’s a skinny kid and pants are tricky with him.  He’s 7, but usually wears a 5, but he always needs adjustable waists.  Skinny jeans are difficult to find for boys.  I found a super cute pair of dark Gap boys’ skinny jeans at the thrift store ($2  Woo hoo!) which are a 6 and fit him well.  Usually, though, pants are huge and hang off him.  He’s a slender little guy.  He’s only 3 lbs heavier than his 3-year-old sister.  So nothing fits.

These, however, fit him PERFECTLY and they’re so stinking cute.  I love them—LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  I wish he could wear them everywhere all the time.  

And yes, in these photos, you’ll see a special appearance by little sister the photo bomber.  

That’s our brother.  He has cool clothes.

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jamesgirone:

Spring/Summer 2013 Kids Fashion Preview: Gem-like drama from Mischka Aoki.

jamesgirone:

Spring/Summer 2013 Kids Fashion Preview:

Gem-like drama from Mischka Aoki.

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petitspetitstresors:

Tannhauser Fall-Winter 2012: vanguard and tradition
This Austrian brand likes clothes that are made to last, comfortable, while still being edgy and interesting.
Made with traditional and high-quality materials such as cashmere, fine leathers and tweed are paired with arty hand-printing techniques, a few flashes of colour and an all-encompassing love for design and function.

It’s the baby Joker.

petitspetitstresors:

Tannhauser Fall-Winter 2012: vanguard and tradition

This Austrian brand likes clothes that are made to last, comfortable, while still being edgy and interesting.

Made with traditional and high-quality materials such as cashmere, fine leathers and tweed are paired with arty hand-printing techniques, a few flashes of colour and an all-encompassing love for design and function.

It’s the baby Joker.

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naturallycme:

Omg

Cute coat!
-George

naturallycme:

Omg

Cute coat!

-George