Sunday, March 29, 2009
This is how I like to work it.
*Feel frumpy, 4 months into new-again-momhood, and decide that a new haircut will probably change everything.
*Reflect that the haircuts you got just pre-and just-post partum with your other children were unhappy disasters.
*Decide to get one anyway.
*"Do it right": ask pretty friend who cuts her hair, and make an appointment with her stylist.
*Panic a little when she can see you the next afternoon.
*Cut-and-paste good-hair celebrity photos off the internet into an unbalanced collage in Word that you then print out in black and white. Add a couple of NOT THIS photos on the back.
*Hand it to the woman with the scissors with a laugh, saying, "I know I'm not going to magically look like a celebrity, but this is what I'm going for."
*Secretly hope that this sort of magic is exactly what will happen.
*Feel sort of sick on the way home, but like how your hair smells.
*Thoughtfully stare into the mirror while you brush your hair before its wash a couple of days later.
*Go after that $40 haircut with the scissors that came free with your husband's clippers.
*Panic and step into the shower after depositing some alarmingly large hair chunks in the trash on top of the baby's diapers.
*Shake your head at yourself while you wash.
*But grab the scissors again when you get out....because you left some uneven parts.
This is going to end badly.