Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lemonade Makin' Mama Got Me Thinkin'

It's Saturday afternoon and it is a hot one.  Way to hot to feel excited about anything fall.  But that's OK..we have clean sheets on the bed and a fridge full of milk and OJ..life is good!

I was sitting here catching up on some school planning.  After I finished I rewarded myself with some blog reading.  I give myself goals so I can goof off in blog land and not feel like a neglectful mama. I opened up one of my favorites Lemonade Makin' Mama and read her post today...super cute.
But it got me thinking....

I have chopped my hair 2 different times in my life.  And when I say chopped...I mean like hacked off 8 inches of hard to grow hair.  As with Lemonade Makin Mama..I had had it and I made a drastic change on an impulse.

But here is the kicker...I was VERY pregnant both times I decided to shorten my hair by 90%.  I remember feeling super unattractive and I thought that cutting my hair was the right thing to do...because the fact that I was 30 pounds heavier had nothing to do with the whole unattractive feeling thing....it had to be my hair.

This would be a perfect time to show a picture of me as big as a house with newly chopped hair...but no pictures exists...for a reason. And why would I repeat the mistake 2 times, during two different pregnancy's?  You got me.  I just have a way of convincing myself that this time I really know what I am doing....not like last time.
The result was horrid..BOTH TIMES!!

 I think there should be some sort of Salon rule. No woman with a baby growing inside her should make drastic hair changes.  The thought process is a bit blurred by ..Oh ...I don't know MAKING A HUMAN!!

But my heart goes out to any Stylist who is confronted with such a sticky situation because a gestating mama is hard to reason with and who wants to say no to a woman
MAKING A HUMAN!!

That being said...
I have pledged to never  make drastic hair changes while
MAKING A HUMAN!!!

Any other time is fine...but I have learned from my mistakes.
But I love fun new hair styles on moms..and they really inspire me to change my own locks.  But I have another problem..I have not found a hair dresser here in 3 years that can compare to my last one.  It has been a hard 3 years for my hair...
I miss you Janel..I miss you Sitka!

3 comments:

  1. I chopped mine shorter that short during my first pregnancy! Lesson learned!!!!

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  2. OK...I just wasted an hour reading through your blog (guess I shouldn't say wasted because I enjoyed every minute of it!) Question: I know you use a Nikon D90 (I have the D80) but what lens do you use and do you edit your pictures. They are awesome and I want to know how you do it. I have been shy about putting a lot of photos on my blog but now I realize that it really makes the blog more interesting! Keep up the great work. I am still where you were about a year ago...trying to figure it all out! Just learning what all the buttons on blogger really do and still need to tackle all the buttons on my camera ~ the little I know is from the Ken Rockwell site (great site if you haven't checked it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Bwahahahaha!!! Love it. You are so right, and matter of fact, I chopped my hair during BOTH of my pregnancies too! I think I can safely say that hormones were NOT involved in this most recent chopping... I think.

    Then again, you just never know! LOL

    Love it girl.

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