Unfortunately (or fortunately) for me, my girls are not your typical "girly" girls. They prefer baseball to dancing, soccer shorts to mini-skirts, chap stick to lipstick, tattoos to sparkles... yeah, you get my drift!
My friend, Julie, reminded me the other day about her daughter's birthday party at Libby Lou's. While the other little 8 year olds were going nuts trying on all the fun tube tops, boas, minis, and furry little numbers, my daughter (Reilly) sat in the background refusing to remove her soccer sweatshirt (looking very uncomfortable, I might add).
Anyway, this past weekend I took the girls to get their hair trimmed. It was way past their lunchtime, so I dropped them off at the salon and ran through McDonald's to grab them a bite to eat. When I returned, our hairdresser was finishing up with Sydney. To my surprise, her hair was three inches shorter with some long, wispy bangs. She looked terrific!! She was fluffing her hair in the mirror, and she could NOT take her eyes off herself! She even exclaimed, "I feel like I'm on What Not To Wear" (you know, the Nick Arrojo part of the show)
Reilly was up next. While she was getting her hair washed, and her temples massaged, Sydney told me that she would like to eat her lunch in the car. Five minutes later, I looked out the window...Sydney was in the car with the mirror down, and was fluffing her hair while stuffing french fries in her mouth:0
Back to Reilly...her hair had been washed, and she was sitting in the chair telling Sarah, our hairdresser, how she only wanted her hair barely, barely trimmed. I'm sure the memories of her last "real" haircut were still pretty fresh in her mind. A year ago, I talked her into getting a darling chin-length bob. She was sooo distraught, she missed a day and a half of school over it...my bad!
Anyway, she, too, insisted on the long, wispy bangs, and when the trim was over, she, too, (I know I'm getting a little nuts with the commas) could not stop primping and fluffing in the mirror. Her first comment about the cut..."I think I could SO be one of those prissy girls!"
Well, here are my new, made-over "girly-girls"...
Yes, that's Sydney's hand giving little sis the "loser" sign!