So…. I am not a hair stylist but I did try my best. Several things I have discovered while cutting mother’s hair are – cut it wet, use proper sissors, follow the “how to cut anyone’s hair” book closely and learn from your mistakes. Oh, Oh!! Yes, there is a slight mistake on the left side at the back, just a little on the short side all over and the curling iron hides all mistakes. Oh well, perhaps it is a very good thing mother has lost most of her sight; she cannot see the error of her daughter’s hair styling talents. I asked mom if she trusted me, she foolishly said she did. All done – Mom had her mocha and ginger molasses cookie (“Oh, I haven’t had one of those in a long time!” She ate it all) and I had my latte. Even with the little “oops” on the left side of her head, it looks pretty good. I asked Mom how her hair felt? First response was “it feels good” and the second response was “short.” Even though I would love her to have her sight back, in this case, perhaps a little blindness is a good thing. Women and their hair – a very touchy subject. At least the haircut did not set her off screaming like a banshee.
Do you remember the worst haircut you ever had? I do. For some reason the stylist thought I should have a “summer” cut. Excuse Me! How old am I? Do I look like I am a five year boy? Do you have to give me a hair cut for a five year old? Now – that was the screaming banshee time. Herb thought I had been in an accident. I was at a crazed hair stylist’s salon, where I had to wait an hour before seeing her. I should have clued in. Oh well, hair grows back doesn’t! Mom’s hair is a lovely silver shade with a few strands of light brown. I will endeavour to purchase hair stylist sissors and study the “how to” book. Pauvre Mama!
Then I said, “Mom, I think I did alright for my first time.” And the response was – wait for it family, this is so mother – “Pride goes before a fall.” As Geri said, “that is one of her favourite statements!” Oh well, I tried. Perhaps, I should just spring for the hair stylist – oh yeah, they want a gazillion dollars to go and no one I have asked wants to!