My husband clips his own hair. My son has difficult cowlicks, so we have his hair cut with a coupon. I can stretch the time between his cuts by careful home trimming; it takes about two months until it loses its original style.
Tonight was our trimming night. Following my mother-in-law's tradition, we cut hair outside. As my son started to balk at the itchy trimmings, I had a wild hare. "Andrew, would you like to cut Mommy's hair?"
My mom has nagged me to get a hair cut no less than 10 times each visit. Another week has passed, and no appointment.
Hadn't I read instructions in the Momadvice blog last month? I was supposed to pull my hair into a low ponytail and make an even cut. The pull of the ponytail would create all the undercutting I needed.
Hmmm. Maybe I should have done a little more research.
- Despite the resurgence of leggings, this is not the '80s. Make sure your ponytail does not list to one side, Punky.
- A towel around the neck is a good thing. Now you know why your son was crying.
- Don't let the toddler stand on the concrete step and lose her balance just when the kindergartener is making the critical cut. It is impossible to cut evenly when you are both trying to save her.
- Scratch that last one. No kindergartener can cut evenly. Make sure both children are in bed, asleep, before you try any more frugal experiments.
Do you think my husband will even notice?