When I first walked into Robin’s house, Hadley asked, “What are you dressed up as?” I laughed and said, “I’m dressed up like myself.” Then I explained it was a wig, and underneath I’m bald because the medicine I take makes my hair fall out.
Later on Hadley asked about the braid I had; clearly confused that wigs could be styled like normal hair. She asked what color my hair was before cancer. Brooklynn quickly piped in that I had red hair, and that I used to dye it purple. Then Hadley dared me to take it off, I made sure it wouldn’t scare her & took it off. When I put it back on, she asked if she could braid my hair. Slightly nervous because wigs tangle easily, but thought what a great memory this would make. And soon enough, Brooklynn joined the party.
This right here is what Thanksgiving is about; making memories with the ones you love. And these girls are seeing a different side of cancer. It’s not sad or scary or hospital visits. It’s having fun, laughing, and taking naps. 😆
Pro Tip: If you have a family member with cancer, be present for the good days. Not saying that bringing over a meal, offering to clean the house, or give rides to/from chemo aren’t helpful. I’m saying it’s our greatest desire to create memories where cancer isn’t the star. Especially for kids!
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