I remember the moment my dad shaved off his beard for the first time. It may not have been the first time, considering he does it once a year after the snow thaws, but it was the first time it had made an impact on my life, and I was horrified.
This little girl has just had a similar experience, and I totally empathize. My father’s beard was thick, but it was trimmed close to his chin so at least I knew he had a chin. The surprise for me was the fact that he had a furry face and before and now he had a smooth face. This poor girl’s dad, for all she knows, just totally swapped faces!
This lumberjack of a dad runs quickly into the bathroom and shaves off his entire beard, leaving a very white, smooth surface where his daughter was used to seeing the usual Brillo pad. She had even learned to point out his beard! At first, the 1-year-old smiles and says hi, but after a few more seconds, she begins to cry, inconsolably.
In a stroke of genius, however, the clever dad quickly fetches a dark scarf and wraps it around his chin. As he finally gets his daughter to calm down, he slowly takes away the scarf and she seems to understand that the strange man is still her dad, beard or no beard.
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