Friday, June 13, 2008

Photostory Friday - He's NOT balding!


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek





This was taken in January 2007 when Aaron was about 5 months old. Obviously, he was balding but at the time, I just couldn't see it.

I'm serious. Everybody would ask me what happened to him and I'd look at him and wonder what they were talking about. I could not see it. He was still the cute little baby with a head full of hair. Everybody must have thought I was in denial or something because I'd always say "He's not balding. I don't see any difference."

I really wasn't denying anything. For a long time, I just couldn't see that he only had that thin furry layer on top.

Its funny how the brain is able to process the image such that it matched what I had stored in my mind instead of showing me reality. I hope I'll be able to recognize other more serious things in the future like me spoiling him too much or him acting out unnecessarily. It would be terrible if I just continued to see the things I liked to see....

9 comments:

Bilbo said...

No point in denial...I'm balding, but so far it's limited to the solar panel on the back of my head. I take solace in the old saying that when a man is bald in the back, it means he's sexy. When he's bald in the front, it means he's a thinker. And when the baldness in the front merges with the baldness in the back, it means he just thinks he's sexy. I guess I'm okay so far...

MamaGeek said...

Bald is so in these days anyways. :)

It's funny you should post this. When my son was an infant he had no hair for the first year I swear and people had the same sentiment.

That photo of Aaron? PRICELESS (and flexible I might add). Thanks for playing PSF Amanda, this was perfect.

Alexandria said...

He's cute ... even though he was balding :-) My little boy had a bald spot as well around that age. His was directly on the back of his head though.

Working mum said...

Don't take off those "mummy spectacles" - they give children self esteem. Lovely picture.

Cecily R said...

Okay, I LOVE the picture of Aaron. It's just a perfect baby shot.

My kids were all born with hair and then promptly lost it in time for their baby blessings. Then they stayed bald until they were at least two. The fact that our one year old has enough hair to move is a big step.

Bald or not, he is BEAUTIFUL.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

He certainly looks a little thin on top.

Kellan said...

Cute picture of Aaron. I know what you mean by the brain - we never see the weight we are gaining, until someone shows us a picture.

Have a good weekend, Amanda - see you . Kellan

carrie & troy keiser said...

That's funny!

elizabeth embracing life said...

This is too funny. I think each little piece of hair falls out so slowly that we do not even notice it.