Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Picture Tag -- "Magical Salon"

My sister-in-law Priscilla tagged me. The tag goes something like this: Open your 4th photo file and put the 4th picture on your blog. Unfortunately my computer with all my folders of pictures is presently boxed up safe and sound, along with most the rest of my worldly possessions, in a storage unit; and all I have on this laptop are the few photos I've recently loaded and probably already put on my blog, so there is no 4th folder or 4th picture. Still, I hate to shun a tag, so how about this picture:That is my hair as it was the other day. Goldie and Daisy were obediently playing with my hair (as I for some reason love them to do), when suddenly I was involved in their made up world of "The Magical Salon." In the Magical Salon, you get loads of things in your hair, and some baby lotion rubbed on any exposed skin, along with Vaseline and bandages on any spots that could possibly be considered "owies." And, the next day, when the salon has a sign made out of a paper plate advertising that it is officially "Open" as well as a sign telling you the cost is now ten cents (which Abe thought was outrageous -- what kind of daughters would force their own mother to pay ten cents!? -- I assured him it was well worth the price) you also get the special pampering of two different girls each applying makeup to one of your eyes -- lots of makeup.

And the thing is, I actually thought this "salon" was dreamy and happily let them do what they would with my face and hair because that is pretty much the only salon like pampering I have been lucky enough to receive. Maybe I'll ask Mike to get me a real certificate for a facial or some such someday . . . of course then the pulling and tugging of "The Magical Salon" might not seem quite so relaxing which would be a shame for its poor young owners.

14 comments:

Tia Juana said...

Oh you are such a cheater to "choose" what picture you wanted to put on your blog! The 3rd and the 5th picture on my computer would have been so much better than the 4th but I was obedient so once again, you are going to heck and I am getting all the blessings! But I think you will be let off the hook of heck because your excuse was very much legitimate!

And about that magical salon - I LOVE my hair to be done, even if by "untrained" hands. I used to pay Lois to stay up late and do my hair late at night and I'd let her watch "Judging Amy" with - she loved that show and I loved my hair being "done". Alas, they took the show off the air and then Lois got to big to be bribed by a little TV show! ET is now my stylist when she slows down long enought to give me some such hair-do as you have in this picture. Yet, I do like when they grow out of the pulling and tugging on my hair. Just wait until Middle School - then you'll really enjoy a Magic Salon. And maybe if you are lucky there will be a briber show on TV that your girls like.

Karen said...

Magical salon........Sign me up.....when is there an appointment available? What fun little girls they are.

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

What a nice mom you are to allow your daugthers to play beauty salon on you. My mom was always very against that, so we'd always have to put all kinds of hair things in my dad's hair. Which he always seemed to enjoy! Also, Jessica was always the biggest cheater when it came to "giving me hairstyles." We would always do it before bed and I would always have to give her 3 hairstyles first in exchange for her giving me 3 hairstyles second. Somehow she always conviently fell asleep while I was styling her hair, thus leaving me with 0 hairstyles from her. What a cheater! The sad thing was, I'd fall for it each and every time! To this day, she probably owes me at least 50 hairstyles.

Perla said...

what a good good mom you are! and i love it when g&a decide to play salon or doctor on me. currently my toenails and fingernails are all red on the left and a variety of colors on the right. it is perfect--i relax and still get to play with my kids and watch them be happy and entertained.

i can only hope and pray that my hair will grow back so my girls can brush it and play with it...i sure miss that feeling

Women Afire said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! You're such a good mom!

Tab and I did that one night in a hotel room - when she had to stay in with a fever while the boys went swimming. She still talks about it - a year or more later.

I love the fact that you felt 10 cents was a steal of a deal for all that pampering! Cute, Cute!

-marzee

jami said...

what a fun thing! :) ah... if only i had girls instead --or should i say along with my boyse :) -- of boys who like to build forts (which i don't seem to fit in :) ) and destroy things (which i've never been fond of but will still watch). :) how nice to be "pampered" ... and i'm like your friend karen - if i were close i'd set up an appointment to come in myself! $.10 sounds like a sweet deal to me!

Nik said...

Good thing you got over that sensitive-head issue from long ago. Can I come to magical Salon some time? My little dude loves to put a lot of his baby lotion on my face whether or not I say yes when he asks if I would like some. Kids are suh-weeeet!
Ten cents does sound pretty reasonable to me AND if I told Sweets he would be outraged at the people at the spa at The Circle of Life.
Thanks for sharing.

Lover of Sweets said...

Dang it! I am NOT NIK!

Nancy said...

I was a bit surprised to hear Nik asking if he could come to the magical salon.

And yah, you wish I was over the sensitive sissy head. I'm not. One false tug on one of those barrettes and I am like, 'AARRRGGHH!!! SALON IS CLOSED!!!'

jocelyn said...

you're a nice mom to let them play with your hair. my mom used to HATE when we played with her hair, so we were forced to play with my dad's. which actually wasn't so bad. as i'm sure you can recall terry jones has a lush, thick head full of hair, and he would let us go to town with barettes, clips, and bows.

jocelyn said...

k, sorry i didn't read your other comments before i posted that...seems like you've heard ALL about whose hair we used to have to play with when we were little! haha

Liz said...

Love, love, love the hair. Maybe I should make my boys do my hair. I don't think they would go for it. I too like when my hair is played with. you know in those movies where guys are playing with their girl friends hair? No one ever played with mine. Not even my hubby Jay. Does Mike play with your hair? Maybe my hair isn't very touchable. :(

Nancy said...

No luck for me either Liz. Mike doesn't play with my hair. That is why I must train my girls. Couldn't Meg be bribed into a little relaxing hair brushing?

Nancy said...

And, I should note, Jones girls, how I love to envision Terry allowing you to do his hair. Also, Melissa, I am not surprised by this behavior of Jessicas. We would always have sleepovers with me, her and Liz and while Liz and I stayed up late chatting and planning as girls are supposed to do at sleepovers, Jessica would immediately pass out in slumber. I totally would have known to make her do my hair first that sneaky little sleeper.

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