I asked him if he was sad and then the tears really started flowing and he said he was feeling a bit sad about doing it and worried. We sat down with him and asked him why he was sad and he said that he was just worried about what he would look like and we talked about the people who have cancer, and feel the same and they are also very, very sick and how the money he has raised is going to help them.
After a little cry and a deep breath, he was ready.
Aaron decided that he was the chief shaver, and started hacking away at his hair with the scissors first.
By the end of it he was feeling a lot happier and really glad that he did it.
He kept saying that us rubbing his head felt really funny. I think he's going to have to get used to it, as I'm sure a lot of people will be rubbing it over the next couple of weeks.
No idea what is happening here, but no doubt Aaron said something silly!
I was so proud of him for doing such a good thing to help others. I actually felt like having a bit of a cry myself - not because I was sad about his hair, but just because I knew how hard it was for him to do it, but he still went ahead and did it and was happy to help others. I think sometimes we forget how lucky we are to have such a thoughtful boy. He has always been really sensitive and aware of others.
He was excited when we told him to celebrate he could choose what we had for tea. His eyes lit up and he asked 'does that include take away!!?'. I said yes, so of course he chose Maccas. When we were there a lot of people were looking at him and I know they were probably wondering whether he actually had cancer himself. We got a lot of sympathetic smiles.
Aaron made this video after the shave tonight.
He is still fundraising until the end of the month. At the moment he is the 18th highest individual fundraiser in Tasmania. If you haven't already and are able to, please click on the link at the top right of this blog to sponsor him for a fantastic cause.