“mommy, you look beautiful”
Josh says this – completely unprompted – when i walked in the door post every-3-months visit to Jasmine the hair guru. ah, sons. they certainly know the way to your heart, don’t they? now if only he would get his stinkin’ bakugans out of my purse…
i’ve talked about this before. how i love getting my hair done. how i love sitting and just shutting the fuck up for a few hours. how i love to sit and read the latest Cosmo (well, usually it’s a couple months behind…August 2008…with Scarlett Johansson on the cover…when she was still all hush hush about Ryan Reynolds *drool*)
(okay, new wordpress version…where the hell is my insert image button? seriously? where the hell is it? why can’t i insert images? WAH!!!!!!!!)
um, ps, Cosmo = total porn. i swear. i was almost embarrassed to be reading it while Jasmine was working away on my hair. i didn’t want her to see that i was reading an article entitled “what his public hair grooming style tells you about his personality” or something to that effect.
my god, i read Cosmo when i was, like, 13.
my god, Emily better not ever read Cosmo. ever.
yes. i was reading it. come on, of course i was intrigued. but, seriously, how on earth could the state of a man’s nether regions possibly have anything to do with his personality??????? does it not have to do with the woman in his life? does he not do what she says? (i know that’s how it works in our house) also…saying that a man who shaves his balls is overcompensating for a small wiener surely can not be scientific fact, right? i mean, WHAT? and that he’s controlling? seriously? who buys this shit?
my god, please don’t let it be Emily. ever.
so, redfaced, i had to shut the Cosmo. and i turned my attention to the tween girl who was having her hair cut for Locks of Love. i think this program is fantastic. Donating hair to children who don’t have any is so selfless. i don’t think i could do it. it always makes me think of that scene in Little Women when Amy tells Jo that her hair was “her one beauty”…i don’t think i could put my hair in a ponytail and have someone just chop it off.
this girl, though, oh, this girl. she said she hadn’t BRUSHED her hair in more than 6 months.
(only way worse)
so, they needed THREE people and FORTY minutes to brush through her hair. that’s almost an hour. and when they finally cut off all that hair i, along with every single person in that salon, exhaled sighs of relief. this was the best thing this girl could have ever done for herself. cut it all off and start over.
she walked away with a cute bob and i walked away with my (curly! Jasmine is the only person in the world who can give my hair BOUNCE!) hair flouncing and thought for a second…hmm…maybe i’d look good with a bob?
as long as i can keep my daughter away from Cosmopolitan magazine, and i can keep my son telling me that i look beautiful, i MAY consider it….
(pictures. stupid wordpress. this post needs pictures!!)
PS. my bestie, Tova, who has her very own company (she’s awesome! she really is!!) Magnique, is going to be on TV tomorrow!!! She’s going to be on The Mom Show on Wed Nov 10 at 2pm ET/11am PT on the Slice Network. set your DVRs and PVRS and Tivos!