Baldy McBaldersons

This post may upset a few people.  If you have a heart condition, you may want to stop reading now.

We’ve cut Aiman’s hair.

A little back story.  Aiman has been battling some kind of infection for MONTHS.  We’ve taken him to the doctor a few times, but nothing has seemed to help.  The first diagnosis was staph infection, which required three antibiotic shots to the butt.  The outward signs of the infection, namely open sores all over his body, basically went away and we thought we were in the clear.  We got those shots when we were in San Jose for Sofia’s birth.  We came back out to the beach and the stupid sores reappeared within a week.

We were back in San Jose last week to deal with getting Sofia’s U.S. Passport and took Aiman to the doctor again.  The infection was obviously back, but this time she did not think we needed antibiotics and instead prescribed various creams and lotions to rub into his little body a few times a day.  We have been super diligent and thankfully everything seems to be clearing up.

However, some of Aiman’s most persistent sores were on the top of his head.  They were hard to get to with this …

mop of hair.

Riaz wanted to go with the buzz cut, but the electric shaver was out of power and I couldn’t find the charger, so I gave Aiman this …

really cute haircut (sorry I don’t have a better shot of the cut, but I love this one with the three generations of Frederickses).  I loved it, the grandparents loved it and we could get at the sores on his head pretty easily.  Win, win, win.

Riaz, however, was not satisfied.

We found the charger for the clippers and Riaz proceeded to shave all the hair off the back of Aiman’s head – where most of the sores were – before I could stop him.  I don’t have a good picture of this horrific bowl haircut, so this ….

will have to do.


So … a day after that tragedy, I relented and told Riaz to just finish the job and shave the rest of Aiman’s head.

Now we have this.

Better, but bald.  Like, really bald.

I can’t decide if he looks more like one of those child monks?








Or an alien?









Or possibly like some kind of bald monkey?

Whichever it is, it is bald.  But, Aiman seems to like it; it keeps him cool and it does give us easier access to the little sores on his head (which are now basically gone) so I guess I just have to console myself with the fact that he is only 2 years old and IT WILL GROW BACK.

Please forgive me Aiman lovers of the world.  We really had no choice and the hair “cut” does actually bring out his eyes, dontcha think?

Sigh … living in the jungle is bad for my heart.


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6 Responses to Baldy McBaldersons

  1. Mom says:

    The good thing about hair is that it grows back. 🙂

  2. Lori Lemaster says:

    This last picture is soooo amazingly honest and sweet! Your growing family is so beautiful!

  3. Nicki says:

    Just when you thought he couldn’t get any cuter….

  4. Antonia says:

    he is beautiful with hair or no hair., those eyes are deep!!!!!!

  5. Naz says:

    The hair cut is major shock people!! Its reminds me of the time I cut all of Riaz’s dreads off…I wasn’t sure if he was still ‘my hot brother’ or some Joe Blow! However hair does grow back, Riaz now has his famous dreads back to full length and Aiman will soon have his lovely golden locks – minus the sores! The monkey pic is super cute 🙂

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