I'm doing one of those smallish insane things today. You know the kinda thing, the one that if you heard some other Mom was doing it you'd shake your head and roll your eyes, then probably (hopefully?) forget about it.
Yep, I'm doing one of those.
I'm taking my fourteen year old daughter for a haircut today at one of those over the top expensive hair salon places.
Yep, I am – but let me defend myself.
You see, I went to this expensive salon five weeks ago out of desperation.
My reasonably priced nice hairdresser has left town and my bangs and hair were getting so ratty and long that I couldn't see. I looked pretty bad and worse yet? I was getting grey. So, I took a friend's recommendation and went to this nice swanky salon.
I almost had a heart attack when I went to pay, but my hair looked great so I decided that I was worth it.
Yes, as a matter of fact I can justify just about anything.
And yes, I did hide the receipt from Tired Papa.
Yesterday I had two people comment on my hair – FIVE weeks later. This just doesn't happen EVER, but my hair still looks good, it's easy to take care of and well, it's working for me.
At my age I'll pay a little extra for that.
My daughter? She got a teen cut at the mall a few weeks ago. Now, her hair is gorgeous. It's thick, wavy, naturally highlighted and just plain lovely to look at. Right now with this 'long bang teen thing' going on however it looks less than stellar. It looks heavy and lank and it's hiding her pretty face. It's just not working.
So, I'm paying to get it cut again, by the same stylist who did mine, for her first day of high school.
I know I may never get her to go back to reasonably priced cuts once I start paying for her to have expensive ones, but school starts in five days and I don't know what else to do.
So, I'm just gonna pull out the credit card and close my eyes to the price.
Let the eye rolling begin.