Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Who Needs a Good Laugh?

Becky flew in to spend the weekend with me, and we met up Friday after my Neulasta shot. The Wig Shoppe came highly recommended by several of my fellow chemo patients, and I'd been wanting to try it out. Not so much because I really wanted a wig, but because I was interested in having someone who knew what they were doing give me advice on scarves and possibly to have a good laugh at the wigs and at least try them out. I knew that Becky would be the perfect partner for this trip.

Up first is this one. Ummm, no.

After a few other missteps that we did not even bother to photograph, this wig came along. I have to say that it's the one most like me. I think we all agreed that it looks like me and was fairly realistic looking. It's also very expensive. Hair don't come cheap, people!

This one was Camden's favorite, although obviously it is way too much hair for me.

This one is actually cuter than the picture. It's just a half set of hair that is made to go under hats and scarfs. It was fairly cute and very close to my own pre-cancer hair.

And how's this for attractive? LOL 
(By the way, that blonde hair behind me will set you back $3,000!)

I did pick up two cute scarves that were much nicer than anything I've found before, and I'm pretty sure I'll go back for another one or two. Whether or not I actually shell out any money for a wig is still to be determined, but it's not looking good. While I find myself longing to look normal, I don't know that a wig is going to do it for me.

When we got home, we pulled out the free wig the poor American Cancer Society employee forced on me, and then the laughs really began.

On Becky, not so bad, right? It actually looks like her hair.

So how did it turn into such a mop on me?

And this? Seriously? (thank you, Liz, for putting up with your 2 older sisters as they played)

Even Brian channeled his inner fashion diva and got in on the fun.

And Michael kind of rocks it like a teenage boy.

Thank you, American Cancer Society, for endless fun.


Kelly said...

Yes, a good laugh was had here!!! I love the one of Brian, especially. HILARIOUS!!!!!! I'm so glad you have such a wonderful family support system and that you all can laugh during this tough time!!

Mayme said...

Oh Michael is the one! Justin Beiber better look out.

Tia said...

Those were great! I think of you often and pray that your family will come out stronger on the other side of this storm.

thewonderfulhappens said...

the wigs at the store really were nice! Especially the one you liked. But I guess good wigs do come at a price!! I love how everyone tried on the "bad" wig. It's always good to get a laugh out of stuff like this!

Amanda said...

I so needed that today. LOVE IT!! I actually do really love the 2nd one. It was great to talk to you today!!

Joy said...

I agree that the short hair is more 'you', but the long hair makes you look like Candice (Stringham)!

LOVE Brian and Michael in the wig - they could start a band!

Glad you were able to get out with your sisters and have fun!

Linda Balthrop said...

I can't remember the last time I've saw Michael and Brian with hair. Those pics cracked me up. Glad y'all had a good time.

Amy said...

Okay...Mitchell and I just about wet our pants laughing at that picture of Brian!! I was afraid we were going to wake up Lukas. We want to know what 80's band he was a member of? :) Thanks for giving us such a good laugh!

Christine said...

Oh. My. WORD!!!! HYSTERICAL!!! I must say I do love the short and long wigs on you... although I can't believe how expensive they are! Wowzas!

Kimberly Geswein said...

I kind of like it on Brian!!!

One Happy Family said...

Ok,I was so not expecting to laugh that hard! I love the picture of Brian, that is too funny! Michael really can rock the "bad" wig in a Justin Beiber-ish sort of way. Too funny!

MyEbella aka Kim said...

cut the bangs a little and michael is the winner!!!

Brenda Shearon said...

Thanks for posting, so glad you and your family were able to have some good laughs. Too funny!

Anonymous said...

I think I need to print the one of Brian and hang it up on the bulletin board in the lounge at school!

Elizabeth Frick said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Even better than the wig on Brian's head is his pose and expression. Crack me up!!!
And $3K for a wig?! Yikes!!!
I think you look lovely in all of them :)

Laurie (kurlegirle) said...

LOL! I think Brian wins the photo contest!

Krista said...

Love it! Can you dye it? I think if it was darker it would work much better :)