October 23, 2008 7:00 am
My kid Graham has the most beautiful curls you’ll ever see. They bounce when he walks, they shimmer in the the light and they put Shirley Temple’s curls to shame. People are so attracted to these curls that I can’t take the kid out in public without being accosted by some curl-gawker who simply has to share their opinion. I appreciate the sentiment but when I’m trying to get my errands done and keep Graham from having a melt down, I’d prefer to be left alone. In an effort to minimize the distractions, I’m going to share the secret to having such glamorous locks. By doing this, I hope more people can sport the same ‘do and take some of the attention away from Graham.
Are you ready? Got your pen and paper? Great! The secret behind the hair is.. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN…. butter. And syrup. Sometimes a Hot Pocket with some fruit cup mixed in. Graham absolutely LOVES to run his sticky, gooey fingers through his hair and he loves trying to get a reaction from his parents even more. He’ll look at us with that coy smile and smush his dinner in his chubby little fingers then go on to rub it in his hair. It’s so hard to not react but doing so only makes it worse. Last month when Graham was going through the earache from hell, I saw a HUGE clump of orange wax in his ear. The kid was oozing wax and I thought I’d have to rush him to the ER. Turns out it was just a hunk of cheese from the Hot Pocket he had for lunch. Crisis averted for now. We’ve been at Gymboree umpteen times when I’ve noticed (in the brighter, more well-lit environment) that Graham has clumps of food stuck in his hair. Or his eyebrow is one big smeared banana chunk.
The kid is really dedicated to his daily beauty regiment. He’s seen how much attention he gets for his curls and he loves every minute of it. The jury is still out on whether his little sister is going to inherit the family curls but I’m thinking we’re going to have to shave Graham’s head if she doesn’t. It just wouldn’t be fair for Elliot to have to watch Graham soaking up all that curly glory and not get to sport a curly ‘do of her own. Maybe I should start rubbing syrup in her hair now to give her a fighting chance at getting some curls?
Club Half As Small As You Update: I only had time to check in with a few people today to see if they were exercising. Are you guys getting off of your fat asses and working out? Man, that felt mean typing. I’m sorry. You asked for motivation and ridicule is the only motivator I know…. I had a nice bread bowl with broccoli & cheese soup for lunch today at Panera. Who’s in charge of ridiculing me until I get with the program? Anybody? Check out the list of participants and pay them a visit, we had a couple of people join on Tuesday AND Wednesday so there may be some new faces to meet. Virtually meet, I mean. No physical stalking required.
Reminder: Have you guys done your weekly Spin Cycle assignments? This week’s assignment was Trick or Treat and I’m anxious to hear about your trickery and to know if I’m the only one with evil lurking inside of me. If you’re not a regular spinner, now’s the time to join. Click on over to Sprite’s Keeper and start typing. Write about how you joined club HASAY and lied about working out. Didn’t think I’d catch on, did you?
The agony of posing with your sister!
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