Matt's hair has been thinning since I've known him, really, but he's still worn it long (quite long for a guy, at least) despite that. It's very fine, and the bald spot on the back of his head has, unfortunately, been getting more noticable in the last couple of years. For the past six months or so, I've bugged him now and then about just shaving it all off like a lot of younger balding guys do, so the baldness isn't as noticable, but he alwas cringed and grabbed ahold of his hair saying he liked his long hair. "Whatever," I'd say, "but when you are fully bald in the back, you are not having a ponytail like some icky old biker dude."
Well, as of last night, my husband has no hair on his head.
(Here's what it looked like about a month ago.)
It's... really odd to get used to. I like it, don't get me wrong! It's just very very different. I've known Matt almost 8 years, and he's had long hair (at least to his collar) all that time except once when he got it cut "short," which was like a normal guy haircut but a little shaggier. So this... this is weird. I keep looking at him and saying, "You have no hair! You have... you have no hair!"
He says it feels weird to lie on his pillow, to put on his shirt, things like that, since there's no hair to block contact with things. Apparently his head is cold (although I think it's just that he can feel the air on it), but he's a lucky man who married a knitter, and he has three beanies I made him, plus a couple that are store-bought. He'll survive. It'll just take some adjustment.
(I can't wait to hear about the reactions of the guys at work tomorrow!)
I'm blogging about my husband's new hairstyle (or lack thereof). Don't I lead an exciting life?