At our house we have a pretend hair/beauty budget. It’s pretend because I made it up in my own mind to justify my actions. See, this is how it works. I pretend we have a certain amount of money to spend on hair/beauty stuff. I cut the boys hair myself.
4 boys haircuts x $15 per cut= $60.00 per month
So…that is how much we pretend save on the boys haircuts every month. More money for me to spend on my hair/beauty!! See how I rationalize my actions?
Pile #1: Medium sized boy
I really don’t like cutting the boys hair. The reason that I don’t like to cut their hair is because hair gets all over the house. It doesn’t matter how much sweeping, vacuuming and wiping I do it just gets everywhere.
Pile #2: Littlest Boy
I dream of the days when it is finally nice enough to give haircuts outside. I take my cordless clippers out and away we go. And when the gentle Monteview breeze starts to blow all of the hair is gone with the
breeze wind. Yes, this is what clean freak moms dreams are made of, outdoor hillbilly haircuts.
Pile #3: Biggest Sized Boy
By now you may or may not be wondering why all of these clothes are on my deck. Well, its because when we do haircuts at our house all of the boys strip down to their undies. And the cutting begins. And it continues even when the neighbors drive by. So if you are our neighbors and you have seen this hillbilly haircutting party happening, I am sorry. But we live by the saying, “You look once we are sorry, you look twice and it’s your own fault.” So do yourself a favor and save some explaining to your kids and start looking in Larry’s field next time you drive by. Thanks for understanding.
When you are a hillbilly you must fertilize the grass. After every activity. (Ok, maybe I encourage it this time. I don’t want a hair trail all the way to the toilet. Besides the bathrooms are full with other hillbillies.)
If you are a hillbilly farmer you lean on a shovel, while standing on the deck in your undies. You do this just because you are waiting for your turn in the shower. And, because it feels good to air out. And, because you are a hillbilly and the neighbors are looking the other way anyways, right?
Next time you get your hair cut pretend like you are in your undies, on the deck and sitting in a nice gentle breeze. See if it makes your hair cut experience even better. It might even make you feel like you are in a Herbal Essence commercial. I bet you will love it!! Let me know how it goes.