Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

NOT an April Fool's Joke...

I’m back-posting.

Not sure why I didn’t think to write a post about it. I think I was in shock. I did post this on Facebook:

I don't mean to brag but we had yet another FIRST in Riley World!! As we were sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's this afternoon I went to fix his hair. He looked at me with guilt written all over his face. I was confused.

R:         I cut my hair.
Me:       What??
R:         It was bothering me....
Me:       Let me see.
R:         *tilts his head down*

And to think I was worried he would never learn to use scissors.

Here’s why I was in shock:

Now most people might look at the picture and say “oh that has happened to us”. Yet I would bet most of those same people would NOT be able to say the same thing happened for the VERY FIRST TIME just 3 months shy of turning 21…yes TWENTY-ONE…as in 2 decades and 1 year.  

In R’s defence…he was in need of a haircut. I had been meaning to give him a haircut for about a week. I did not. My bad.

I will not make the same mistake. Well…I hope not. Just in case I have been prepping Riley that the next time he needs a haircut he is to tell me “Mom…I need a haircut!” before he takes matters into his own hands.

Oh and April 2nd was Autism Awareness Day. We have plenty of awareness in Riley World so instead I made this meme…

I never realized how white a person's scalp could be.  :P

*UPDATE:  I trimmed up the sides and with a slight comb-over we were able to avoid having to shave his entire head. 3 days later and his hair is growing in nicely. *Phew* 


  1. oh boy! LOL
    thankfully he didn't cut himself though.
    and you know, I am a bit red-faced because once when I was a poor student, I decided to trim my hair - you know just even up those ends a bit. except... I'll even this side... then a bit on the other.. whoops! more off the other side.. mmmm that doesn't look even, may a bit more over here... uh oh. well you can probably see where this is going. :)

    1. Hahaha....used to happen when my mom would try and "trim" our bangs. Oi-vay.

      Really quite surprising he didn't stab himself he cut it so close. Looked like a buzz job. Luckily his hair grows fast.

  2. At least hair grows back! This is so funny ;)