Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Girlie Fix

Doing hair used to be a huge part of my life. Seriously, don't laugh. It's pretty far from who I am today, but I actually went to beauty school in high school. I was allowed to cut my own hair by the 4th grade, and I was cutting my family's hair by junior high. I used to invent all kinds of elaborate twists and braids. Well, I grew up, went to college, got married, and had all boys. I actually don't cut my boy's hair very often. It just doesn't provide much 'scope for the imagination'. Every once in a while though, I get the itch. Luckily, I have Elizabeth.

My neighbor. My cousin.
A lone prissy girly girl in a practical family that doesn't specialize in all things froufy. Lucky for me, eh? I was grocery shopping a little while ago, and thought, "You should pick up some of those spongy pink curlers to make Elizabeth's life complete." So I did. Saturday night, she came over, still wet from her bath. I wrapped her right up.
She came over the next morning to get styled. Her mom told me later that she had a 'Sarah' doll with tight blond curls. She was desperately hoping to have 'Sarah' hair. Her mom doubted that her hair would take that kind of curl. She thought about telling her that her type of hair could never be 'Sarah' hair, so she wouldn't be too disappointed. When Elizabeth bounced home with the curls she was pining for, she was so glad she hadn't said anything.
It was so much fun to get my girly fix. Sigh.

8 comments:

Lee said...

Seriously how cute. And is it weird that I knew you had went to Beauty School, and you never told me.

The Clan of the Crazies said...

How fun! This reminds me of the series of pics in Mom and Dad's photo album with individual pictures of you cutting everyones' hair. Then, there is a shot of our dog with the caption, "Tasha, you're next".

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

What can you do for almost 12 year olds?

My Three Sons said...

Can I borrow Elizabeth :) How fun!

Kimi said...

I'm such a sap. Your little story tugs at my heart strings. What a sweety you are to do that for her.

Jenn said...

What does girly mean? I'm trying to remember as I try to figure out what these manicure tools mean and reincarnate some fingernails amongst the baseball and wrestling going on around me.

Jodi said...

I am impressed. With all boys as well, I don't get much practice in the fru-fru dept either. When my nieces spend the night and I have to do their hair in the morning, they have started to pretty much tell me they will just do it themselves. ANd one is only six! Guess that tells you of my stylin' skills!

Doran & Jody said...

How fun is that? I remember wearing those to bed when I was young and hated it so.......I made my girls wear them too. And I love the curls they make. They last at lot longer than a curling iron. Go fru fru.