Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are safe and well? Me? I had a brilliant day today. A super day. You know that feeling when you’ve done something really good? Well, I have that now.
You see, I crossed the line today. I went to my parents’ house, to deliver their groceries, but we made the decision to let me into their home again. It was a decision we made in the week, quite simply because my Mum really needed a haircut. After almost 4 months since her last cut, you can appreciate it was really getting her down. She was getting more and more despondent, and I think sometimes you have to weigh up the pros and cons, don’t you. I’ve been nowhere except in the SHAC Shack and at work – aka the ghost ship that is Clarity Towers.
So I asked her whether she would like me to come in and sort it out for her – and she replied “Yes please”. Done. Then my Dad asked whether I could cut his too. So we made a day of it.
So I got my hairdressing hat on, and off I went, armed with our old Babylis clippers for dad, and all my pamper conditioners, good scissors and best hairdryer. We had such a laugh too! Dad went first. I kid you not. Simple haircut – transformational.
Then it was Mum’s turn. She just let me snip away. Trusted me completely. And within the hour, she was back to looking beautiful …
I cooked a nice meal and took it over to eat with them for lunch, after our hairdressing salon was all clean and closed again.
Then I showed them a couple of our SHAC-Shack episodes, because they haven’t been able to see any of them, but of course know what an important part of my life our daily doodles have become, so they were curious to see what we all get up to. Very impressed they were too. Then I rigged Dad’s Ipad up, so that they can catch up with us on Youtube. We’ll see how that goes, but he was adamant he wants to watch every day, so I’m sure he’ll figure it out. He reads this ere blog, so he’ll crack Youtube too.
Yeah. All in all, a bloody brilliant day. It was better than special, to be able to hang out with my parents again, and finally give them a hug. You can’t cut a person’s hair without touching them, now can you ?!? So yes. We crossed the line. But there comes a point where you have to make a choice. You have to know when it’s safe enough, when the chances of my having Covid 19 and not showing symptoms are highly unlikely. And whilst there are no guarantees, we decided to take the risk.
It gives me hope. In what sometimes looks like a hopeless crisis, just that little glimmer of normality, to be able to sit at the table with my parents and break bread – yes. That gave us all hope, I think.
They both looked 10 years younger when I left them this evening. And it wasn’t just the haircuts.
See you tomorrow perhaps, for the start of our colouring SHAC-Shack. This is going to be a super week. A chilled, fun week. I know it.
Love and Hugs