Wednesday, May 30, 2018
A 'Dinglehopper' will just have to do
I must admit that I have never really carried a brush, comb, makeup or anything of the sort in my purse. Although my purse is heavy enough to be used as a weapon, I never got into the habit of carrying the "basic items" that everyone else always seems to carry.
My hair was always pretty much "my hair". There was really never any specific style to it. It was long (down to my waist) and straight for many years and later (we'll skip right over the perm stage in the 80's) shorter but still really with no specific style, so carrying around a brush or a comb (a comb, that would have never made it through my hair back in the day) was never anything I thought about.
DC is very in-tune to my hair (and hair in general) and points out my hair flaws quite often. He will randomly come at me with a comb or brush. He once, while "braiding" his step mother's hair, tied it all in teeny-tiny knots that had to be cut out. He loves to "do hair", but one must be very careful to pay attention to exactly what he is doing when he is "doing" your hair.
Facebook Status December 2012 (No link, it was on my personal page)
"Mom, your hair is a de - aster" - Happy Saturday!
Facebook Status Feb 2013 (personal page)
DC-"Mom, your hair is a 'de-aster""
(apparently this is a cronic condition)
me- "But DC, doesn't it look better now that I've brushed it?"
.....everyone's a critic... Happy Tuesday!
Facebook Status September 2016
"Mom! Your hair looks 'loverly' it looks so 'grouchous' "
(believe me, it does NOT!)
Can we all agree that he is definitely up to something?
Facebook Status - September 2017
DC: "Mom! Mom's hair is a mess and 'rooted' (DC- speak for ????)
Me: Thanks, Bud!
Facebook Status October 2017
Usually DC will ask me to tie a bow (after braiding, of course) in one or more of his doll’s hair - it’s kind of my second job...
Today he asked me just to make a bow. I asked what the bow was for.
But how are you going to get it to stay in her hair?
#ScotchTape - the next best thing to #bandaids
Facebook Status - May 2018
DC has always had a thing about my hair (see date on the FB post in photo) - On Saturday we took a day trip to New York City, DC's favorite place. It poured early in the day (see photo behind FB post) - Even though it did not rain the rest of the day, I was poured on and there was no coming back from that. All day long at semi-regular intervals, I heard:
"Mom's hair is a 'de-aster'"
"Mom's Hair is a big mess"
(I got it, really I understood)
Then to add insult to injury he turned to his Grandmother and said:
"Grandmother's hair looks very pretty"
I admit that there are times when carrying around a brush or a comb would be very helpful. Getting stuck in the rain - helpful.
(Warning! Run-on Sentence) Going to the dentist where they have you way back in the chair so they can lean all over the hair that falls over the sides of the head rest, knotting it up and ripping it out of your head and the end result is you leaving looking as if you have just walked through a windstorm - helpful.
On these occasions, when I happen to be going straight to work, I have been known to get a plastic fork from the staff kitchen to run through my hair.
If it's good enough for Ariel, it's good enough for me.