I want my long hair back.
Frankly I could just strangle all the people who ganged together to convince me that short hair was the best choice I could make as a new mother.
What was I thinking?
let’s walk through this, slowly.
Back when I had long hair I had lots of different, elegant looks available to me. I could spend hours styling it, or just braid it back to get it out of the way. Took about 90 seconds to braid. No big deal. I washed my hair about once a week. It was very healthy and strong. I almost never used a hair dryer or curling iron on it. If I needed curls I could roll it up in baby socks like my mother used to do before bed and when I wake up – curls!. And here’s a new flash, most long hair styles that involve being pulled up can be accomplished even if my hair was shockingly dirty. All I had to do was pull it up in a pony tail, wrap the tail around a couple of times, pin it and voila! a bun.
No muss. No fuss. No issues.
But now that my hair is short I have to wash it, blow dry it and style it (which takes about an hour and half) every two days or it looks HORRIBLE. And all that styling (heat, products and more products) is really drying out my hair.
Now, you tell me, what mother of a five month old regularly has an hour and a half to spend on nothing more than an attempt to look presentable for work every other day? And that’s assuming something nasty and/or sticky hasn’t been added to my hair by the aforementioned five month old just for fun on one of my “non-hair styling days”
How would YOUR boss react if you said, hi! So Sorry I’m late, but my child put her sticky hands in my hair and I know you want me to look professional, so I just had to stop everything, find a sitter, and re-wash and style my hair. Now, what did I miss at that 10 o’clock meeting?
Folks short hair is a mom-cut ONLY IF YOU HAVE SERVANTS OR A LIVE IN HAIR STYLIST. or if you are willing to have it completely air dried and flat I suppose. But I can’t do that. I have a traditional front desk receptionist type job. I do a lot more than that, but I also have to be presentable, professional and pleasing to look at. Its part of my JOB to set a certain …tone for the office.
So I am officially going back to long hair. It’s gonna take a while to grow out. But in the mean time, if you run into me….please don’t compliment me on the cute haircut. Yes, it is cute. Yes I can OCCASIONALLY make it look enough like Beth Moore to make it worth while, but it’s a lot of work and I am sick to death of it.
This has been a public service announcement on behalf of any mom considering getting a short haircut.
oh, and Ginny is doing really well. Thank you for all your prayers.