Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Hair Response

Every eight weeks, I head to the salon and shell out an arm and a leg to get my hair done. It is the one extravagance I have for myself. I rarely buy clothes, I only get pedicures if I have a gift certificate, but I do like to get my hair done.

Just once I would like to go to the salon without the precursor of my husband asking questions like, “How much is it again?” Grrrr. . . I have curly hair. A cut and a highlight for my hair is a bit more complicated than whipping out the clippers and giving him his 10-minute cut. I truly don’t think he appreciates the difference. Does he seriously think I would sit in a chair for an hour processing with tin foil in my hair if I didn’t think it was worth it? Does he think I’m just trying to see if I can pick up satellite signals? Hmph.

Not only that, but I would like to come home to slightly more than a lackluster response. Whenever my mom comes home from the salon, my dad always responds, “What’s the matter? Couldn’t you get in?” This is my father’s sense of humor. Eric thought that was just hilarious, and started using that line until he apparently became tired of me hitting him.

Tonight when I got home, Eli met me at the door, staring at my hair, which will only look cute tonight because I can never get it to look the same as my hairdresser. I asked him, “Do you like mommy’s hair?” He said, “Yes. It looks beautiful!” Now, that is the right answer!!

Then, I went and stood between my husband and the TV. He looked at me and said, “Yeah.” I said, “Well, what do you think? Don’t you like it?” He said – are you ready? – “Eh. I guess.” Insert loud, audible sigh from me. Then he said, “Well, what do you want me to say?”

I said, “I WANT you to say, ‘Ohmygod! You look soooo hot! You have sex kitten hair!” He paused for about two seconds and then burst out laughing. He laughed so hard that he woke up Georgia who had just gone to bed.

He’ll be lucky if I don’t shave his head tonight while he sleeps.

Just for the record, this is a self-portrait taken about 30 seconds ago. See? Cute hair – just ignore the tired bags under my eyes and the fact that today’s make-up has worn off.


happysky1 said...
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Anonymous said...

Love the hair! I know what u mean. My hubby never acknowledges how good my hair looks either. They just don't get it!

Desert Songbird said...

Of course, when they don't get it, they don't get IT.


I think your hair looks great! That sexy tousled look - hot!

Thanks for your kind words and support on my blog. They mean the world to me.

Donna said...

I have curly hair too. That's why I've had the same hair-do for twenty years. I finally found what works, and I'm not going to change it.

stacey said...

I love your hair, it looks awesome. That is actually a great picture of you. I don't think you look tired at all. . . I am thinking March or April for our pedicures, right around sandal season. . . . what do you think?

Morgen said...

Your hair looks faaaabulous, darlin!

Seriously, why do straight men just "not get it" when it comes to hair approval?
Don't shave his head, shave his eyebrows off.
Then when he freaks out in the bathroom and says "Did you shave off my eyebrows?"
You can reply -- are you ready? "Eh. I guess."

scribbit said...

Is that sex kitten hair I'm seeing?

It's VERY cute--and a beautiful color.

My own husband feels sheepish because my brother in law (can you believe it) has noticed about my hair before he did. Good, a little fear in a marriage can be a healthy thing :)

Sadie said...

Men are such dorks. Sounds like Eli is going to be a good one though. ;)

I love, love, LOVE Morgen's idea.

Sparky Duck said...

sex kitten hair would be pigtails ya know

tiggerprr said...

OMG Neila! You look so HOOOOOT You have sex kitten hair! ::nods:: :)

LMAO at Morgen's idea...that's classic!

crazymumma said...

TOTALLY tousled bed head sex kitten look. Good colour as well. I do not see any bags by the way, I only see fantastic skin!