23.7.11

Aisha's Bald Again.

We trimmed Aisha's hair yesterday. The summer is burning Dubai, and we thought it would have some cooling effect if we removed Aisha'a hair. Earlier, we used to shave her hair, with an expert barber, but here in Dubai we don't know if there are such barbers. We decided to do it ourselves.
Before trimming her hair.
Public speaking.
When her Dad S came with the trimmer, she was sort of excited. She wanted the trimmer for herself. The sound of the trimmer made her even more delighted her. We thought she would sit still for us. But once we started the trimming, me and my BIL holding Aisha while S doing the trimming, she started yelling. I think the sound frightened her and the bits of hair poking on her body annoyed her. Me and my BIL tried to calm her down with all sorts of mimicry and mono-act, but our actions fell flat. By the time we finished the job, we were exhausted and Aisha was whimpering, and her hair unevenly trimmed. I think I will never ever trim her hair again! I hope her fifth hair cut will be the last, at least for a couple of years.
 
After hair is cut.

Uneven hair on her head.

Dad's creativity on my head!

3 comments :

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum,

MashALLAH you are patient!My son never liked having his hair trimmed either.He used to get scared and annoyed as he had to sit still for a while.

Btw I have always wondered something but never dared asking!I often see little indian girls with very short hair.Is this cultural or maybe it's just more practical because of the heat?Does it have any meaning at all?Hope I don't offend anyone here, but I'm just curious about the fact :)

About Aisha said...

Dear sis,
Thanks for the comment. You question made me smile. Even I have got so many curiosities which I never dared asking, as I don't know if it will offend someone. My DH calls me 'the question paper' as I ask many questions.
I'm not sure why in India we cut short girls hair. There is a belief that if you shave your hair so many times, it will grow thicker and thicker. So, by the time your child reaches 2 or 3 years, she will have a lot of hair. But I think this is a myth, 'coz there are so many kids around the world, who never had a hair cut after birth, with thick hair. Second reason is,as you guessed it, heat. I cut my girl's hair due to that reason.

Um Zakarya said...

Thank you so much for your kind reply sister.I'm happy I didn't offend you Alhamdulillah.I am just like you, I always like to ask questions to learn about new things :)