A birthday and a bald-day

Josie turned one year old on Jan. 14. We had a nice little party with the girls and their Nanny. Yoli made homemade pizza, which was awesome. Josie got a kick out of it, and she wasn’t shy about wolfing down the birthday cake, either.

Keep reading to see some photos from the festivities (and to learn about the bald-day).

Now, due to various circumstances (and a smidgen of procrastination), we ended up deciding not to shave Josie’s head until after shortly her birthday. With the other girls, we did it around 6 months, to make sure they’d have some hair grown out by the time their first birthdays rolled around.

Today was the appointed day. We envisoned a nice family moment. Jadzia and Ludi wanted to sit in chairs and spectate as I trimmed Josie’s hair and Yoli videotaped.

Unfortunately, our electric razor was giving me some problems. I disassembled it partially and cleaned it out. I figured it needed some oil, but I had just thrown away our 3-in-1 last week because it had a hole and was leaking all over everywhere. So I tried vegetable oil. At first it was going nicely, then it clogged up again and wouldn’t cut.

So, I began cutting Josie’s hair with scissors, ala Jadzia. But she didn’t like that one bit, and began tossing her head all over everywhere.

Finally I decided I’d go to Ferguson Hardware and buy some more 3-in-1, then fully disassemble the razor. That meant the party was over for the older girls, who needed to take their naps.

Thankfully, it worked. Once I put it all back together, it ran smoothly, and it didn’t take long to finish up Josie’s head. Now she can be bald and beautiful for a while, just like her sisters before her.

For anyone wondering, this is a Bolivian tradition we have followed with each of our girls. You can follow the “Pelonita” link below to read about how it went for Jadzia.

About Josh Renaud

I'm the Emperor of the Renaud Empire, which is to say that I'm the husband of a Boliviana and the father of three daughters and one son. When I'm not conquering lands and expanding borders, I'm a newspaper designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Find me on Twitter (@Kirkman) or Google+.
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