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  • Curling Irons and Matchbox Cars

    May 21, 2007

    When I was in Wal-Mart recently, I found myself in the row with the curling irons and hair dryers and bows and clips and conditioners and whatever. In spite of a life time of disappointments, I remain hopefully (or delusionally) convinced that there is a product out there that will tame my hair. My hair was a Tasmanian Devil in a previous life – perpetually snarly and in a bad mood. And it remains so.

    Nonetheless, there I was reaching for yet another curling iron. “Mommy! Put that back,” Sean scolds me from the cart seat. “You don’t need that!” Wonder where he has heard that? I turned my head away from the curling iron and gave him the Are you talkin’ to ME? look.

    “Oh really?” I asked. “Well then, I guess we don’t need any toys today either.”

    He stopped for a nano-second to consider that and then quickly advised, “You should get that.”

    And then he snatched the curling iron from my hand and threw it in the cart.

    And thats how we increased our collection of curling irons and Matchbox cars.

    31 Comments »

    1. Tara says:

      πŸ™‚

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:16 am

    2. wordgirl says:

      That cracks me up! How quickly we change our opinions regarding the “needs” of others when our own are also at stake. He’s one sharp cookie.

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:27 am

    3. Kara says:

      LOL! Smart little boy πŸ˜€

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:32 am

    4. Susan J. says:

      Give me a break! You have great hair. Smart boy, that Sean.

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:38 am

    5. Amy says:

      Our children are TOTALLY our partners in crime, aren’t they?

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:53 am

    6. MamaLee says:

      Sounds like something my son would do, as well!

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:06 am

    7. Jeana says:

      Now that’s funny, because every time I see you I think what great hair you have.

      Okay, it’s not FUNNY but still.

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:07 am

    8. Clemntine says:

      Have you seen my profile photo? Suffice to say that my hair can occasionally be tamed with the routine application of harsh chemicals and extreme heat. Mostly I look like I just combed it with an egg beater.

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:20 am

    9. owlhaven says:

      LOL

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:21 am

    10. meredith says:

      Can he come shopping with me? πŸ™‚

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:41 am

    11. joythruChrist says:

      He’s a genius!

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:41 am

    12. stacy says:

      I have three words that will forever change your life:

      CHI FLAT IRON

      May 21st, 2007 at 9:49 am

    13. Kari says:

      I 2nd the CHI! I just got one and didnt know my hair could look this good! LOL!

      May 21st, 2007 at 10:28 am

    14. mizmell says:

      What a clever one! Did you suspect an ulterior motive at all???

      May 21st, 2007 at 10:31 am

    15. Stephanie says:

      Way to go – gotta train them young =)

      May 21st, 2007 at 10:50 am

    16. Sally says:

      Gotta love kids………

      May 21st, 2007 at 11:39 am

    17. Lisa (qtpies7) says:

      My teens are starting to do that! Telling me I don’t need to by cloth diapers! Well, I don’t NEED to buy them a trip to Valley Fair, either, do I? Or the gas for the hot water for their showers. And we CAN survive without candy and chips.
      Teens don’t back down though.
      Love the snowman pancake! My dh made one like Goofy, and it was great! We scrapbooked it, even.

      May 21st, 2007 at 11:52 am

    18. Grace says:

      That’s hilarious. Already he knows how to work the system!

      May 21st, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    19. cce says:

      My two cents on vanity purchases…go for it, with or without your child’s approval. There’s no way to quantify how much a little self confidence is worth. If your hair looks good, you feel good, you’re then in a better state to take on your day and everyone’s happy. What’s a few bucks when spent in pursuit of self approval?

      May 21st, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    20. Woman Lost says:

      Oh, how quickly they learn!!

      May 21st, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    21. Pastormac's Ann says:

      Smart boy.

      Next time you go he’ll be telling you to go down that hair isle first and then gauge his car-buying appropriately.

      May 21st, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    22. jean says:

      Smart kid.

      He is learning life skills that will make him a much better husband. There is a woman (now a little girl) who will thank you!

      May 21st, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    23. simply me says:

      He’s learning great bargaining skills LOL.

      May 21st, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    24. Adwina - Mom of 1 says:

      He knows what’s best for him and for his mother.

      Can’t wait ’til my son gives his opinion if we shop together.

      πŸ™‚

      May 22nd, 2007 at 1:15 am

    25. Twisted Cinderella says:

      LOL that’s too funny!

      May 22nd, 2007 at 7:34 am

    26. Janet (aka JT) says:

      I have naturally frizzy (I prefer to call it wavy, but I’ll be honest for you) hair, and my life has been totally transformed by the Chi. I’m not sure if Walmart carries it, since I rarely venture further than HEB or Target. It’s NOT cheap, but you just can’t put a price on great hair.

      And I know just about every trick in the book hair products-wise, so if you’re ever in the need of someone who can answer “will this serum work,” then I’m your gal.

      May 22nd, 2007 at 8:13 am

    27. Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) says:

      We must have the same hair, A.M. And mine gets really mad and big when it’s humid. And we went and moved close enough to the beach to enjoy the humidity. My hair is quite angry.

      I have an arsenal of curling irons as well. And I love love love my flat iron. Why, oh why wasn’t that invented when I was in high school.

      May 22nd, 2007 at 9:47 am

    28. doula_tam says:

      brilliant. You are training him so well, his future wife will love you!

      May 22nd, 2007 at 10:16 am

    29. Elizabeth says:

      That’s so cute!

      May 22nd, 2007 at 10:54 am

    30. mcewen says:

      Great compromising and negotiating skills – I see a future career in the diplomatic corps.
      cheers

      May 22nd, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    31. Stacey says:

      I have some wild hair, too! Naturally curly/wavy and it drives me nuts! Let me know if you find anything that will help with that!!

      May 23rd, 2007 at 11:04 am

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