You Too Can Have Luxurious Curls

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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  1. DeeMarie

    I haven’t gotten to exercise as much as I’d like (did a bit of running last night), but I have definitely been eating healthier- and NO SNACKS!! And I will soon be posting a picture of the basket of candy ON MY DESK that I have avoided since the middle of last week. That alone, shoud bring me to sainthood.
    Love the curls!!! Never cut them all off. They won’t grow back the same.
    I’m totally trying the syrup trick though.

    DeeMaries last blog post..From My Vantage Point

  2. Cellobella

    Oh those curls…
    Well I must say I did sleep in today and didn’t make a salad… so two bads. 🙁

    Will get up for a walk tomorrow I promise!

    And…ahem cheese? Naughty!

    Cellobellas last blog post..A group half as small as me

  3. Katie

    My duaghter is a fan of syrup in the hair…no curls yet tho, I’m hoping! Graham is such a cutie.

    With this being our first week of Club HASAY, my hubby made this the most streesful, fight filled week ever! But under the circunstances I did ok, but not great. (sometinmes he can be such a rat bastard).

    I’m almost finished with my spin (never feel like writing when I’m pissed at hubby-so that’s why I’m so late) I’ll post it today and another post for WTF Thursdays, so keep your eyes open for two post today! (Wow usually I’m doin good if I get 2 out in a week, now 2 in 1 day–whooohooo)

    Katies last blog post..Club Half As Small As You….

  4. Cape Cod Gal

    Why am I spending so much $$$ on these expensive hair products when I could use Graham’s technique. Seriously, folks. We are gazing upon the next Paul Mitchell or Vidal Sassoon! The boy is a genius!

    I was bad last night. I ate a huge bowl of spagetti and meatballs. My defense? It was f-ing cold and rainy out. I needed the extra padding to stay warm.

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..Poking in the Soak

  5. Sprite's Keeper

    Casey, the bread bowl? Really? I mean the broc and cheese soup is technically low carb if a little high on the fat, but the bread bowl? FAIL! (How’s that for being on your ass!) I painted again last night. I’m exhausted, the scale has only gone down half a pound, but I think the scale and the Nord are in cahoots since I’ve been ignoring him this week. Jerk.
    Thanks for the promo! I’m not sure what it is this week, but people don’t seem to be Spinning.. Either it’s a trick or it’s the recession. I blame the recession.

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Hair Apparent

  6. Tiffany T

    What is with people thinking they can man-handle our boys? Sure they are cute, but they are PEOPLE! When my son was between the ages of 1 – 18 months, he was extremely bow-legged with bright blond hair. We were at Universal Studios here in Los Angeles, and a group of foreign tourists starting taking my son’s picture like he was a movie star or something! It freaked me out, but my son didn’t notice. So, I did the only thing I could think of to do – I stepped in front of the cameras and gave the photographers a nice picture of my arse. Blow THAT up, baby.

    Tiffany Ts last blog post..Favorite Beverage

  7. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    Panera Bread bowl which contained cheese soup? ARE YOU FREAKIN’ NUTS? That 26 pounds I have already lost? Never did it include a bread bowl and cheese soup. Damn girl, get your rear on a treadmill today. Y’all are going to hate me prety soon… 😉

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..I’m gonna be too sexy…

  8. Kia (Good Enough Mama)

    I could EAT your son. He looks like an angel. Something tells me that looks are deceiving though. Am I right? 🙂

    I need to join your Half as Fat as You thingy. Stat. What do I do?

  9. Katie

    Oh man, BUTTER! Lol! Maybe I could have saved Connor’s curls if only we had tried that first. Although, his head might have exploded because he’s allergic. We just took him for a haircut yesterday and now you force me to look at Grahm’s beautiful hair? That’s just cruel.

    Katies last blog post..Mother Goose (gets plucked)

  10. goodfather

    Ahhhh, thanks for the reminder about the spin topic for this week. I totally forgot.

    I love the curls! My son used to have curls like Graham, but now he keeps his hair short. Sigh. I miss the curls, heheh.

    goodfathers last blog post..Pulling the plug

  11. Elle Charlie

    So THAT’s the secret to gorgeous hair! I have a hot pocket in the freezer, I’m gonna go try it right now…

    I’m so jealous you’re all getting motivated to exercise! It sounds fun! (It really does, don’t hate me for being sarcastic, I’m being genuine…)

    Elle Charlies last blog post..Ripe for the pickin’

  12. HeatherPride

    Well I have to admit I am partial to curly haired children!! I’ll try not to comment on Graham’s the next time I bump into you at the convenience store!

    And I know I’m not officially in the club, but I did run a couple of miles two nights in a row on the old treadmill. Then again, I totally ate at Cracker Barrell for lunch yesterday so that probably undid the workout. But I wonder if that means I came out even?

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Your Vote Counts on The Short Bus

  13. steenky bee

    Butter and syrup you say? I’m going to have to try that. And to think I’ve wasted so much money on expensive curl enhancers and serums! Also, by “checking in” did you mean leaving comments like “get off your ass fattie and excercise?” Because I totally got that message and it scared me into jogging around the block.

  14. Krystal

    Sure – rub it in after I go ahead and chop off all of Sneaky Monkey’s curls!! You know you started it with the whole Flowbe thing and I actually went along with it and cut off all those curls!!

    Yeah, get off your lazy fat butt and go run on the treadmill, the dog needs a break!!
    (How’s that for criticizing you to the point of exercise? I heart you – have an awesome day!!)

    Krystals last blog post..Praises to Heather!!!

  15. Laufa

    And you yell at me about my cake bite!!!! You and the bread and the cheese. GRRRR!! Sorry I just had steamed broccoly and carrots and a mini-cup of applesauce – my stomach is making my mouth/mind/fingers say and do mean things.

    Laufas last blog post..Not quite Wolverine

  16. Debbie

    O.M.G. – he is gorgeous! The hair – the eyes … just gorgeous!

    I did not walk last night because Southern Maryland seems to have forgotten that is is only October … and thinks it must be February. It is COLD out there.

    Maybe tonight. If I can find my mittens. 😛

    Debbies last blog post..A Brown Haired MeMe

  17. Miss Jack

    Okay, here’s what I have to say about that!

    Miss Jacks last blog post..Photo Tag

  18. bessie.viola

    Oh, Casey, can I please borrow him? Just for a minute, to play with the hair. Maddie is still a little baldy, and I cannot WAIT to have some baby hair to play with!

    You have such gorgeous kids… the Halloween pic is priceless!!

    bessie.violas last blog post..tricky, tricky.

  19. Toni

    I so wanted Hunter to have curls like that!!! He is precious!!!

    Tonis last blog post..Gal To Gal

  20. mrsbear

    The curls are to die for, but you didn’t even mention his gorgeous eyes. My kids all have straight hair except for Max who has kind of a lazy wave, but then again they’ve always stuck to putting grains of rice and corn in it, so maybe we have the chemistry wrong.

    Shame on you and your bread bowl and your delicious fatty cheesy soup. Shame, shame, I know your name! I’m sure you exercised to work off some of those calories from lunch, right? RIGHT? Don’t let me down, fearless leader! Is that guilt enough?

    mrsbears last blog post..We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

  21. Heather

    Mr. K. had curls like that! Ahhh, it was a sad day when I had to give him a hair cut. And with that smile…woman, you are in t.r.o.u.b.l.e.!

    Heathers last blog post..Stockings and kidnapping

  22. Kat@MotherFonker

    BGzus what a beautiful kid.

    :-p Love the ridicule. Had my fruit, loaded on water AND just finished a 30-min hiphop workout.

    Now to wipe some butter and syrup on my hair and pray my tongue can reach for even just a teeny bit…

  23. Elisa

    I haven’t exercised today or yesterday! *gasp*

    Yesterday I had the dentist appointment from hell and today I went out and applied for some waitress jobs because I’m tired of living off the man! (the husband, not the gov’t fyi :P)

    Love your boy’s curls. My girls have ’em, too and I fully remember being stopped while trying to grocery shop. My solution to your lil dilemma? Put a hat on him! Ha!

    Elisas last blog post..HNT 25: Up Close & Nude

  24. carrie

    The curls are adorable!!! Ashlan does the same. EVERY meal or snack is in her hair. When I pick her up, I can tell what she has eaten for the day.
    I am keeping a weekly log and will post Sunday evening. Let me know if I am doing it wrong. Since Monday, I have run 17 miles and I have a 5 mile race on SUnday.

  25. Ferd

    Butter and syrup! I can do that! In fact, I DO do that, and I’m only losing my hair! No curls! Are you SURE that’s all there is to it???

    Anyway, nice curls!
    And nice Entrecard widget today! ; )

    Ferds last blog post..Bristol’s Mom

  26. cyndi

    Seriously gorgeouos! Sorry I’ve been absent, and I am planning to HASAY after Halloween festivities are over – I’m mulched and painted out at the moment 😉

    Oh, and does the ‘hot pocket’ talk freak anyone else out? Jenbo, are you laughing? Casey, do you watch Chelsey Lately? LOL

    Congrats to everyone who’s doing their HASAY and Spins – I was thinking I’d already done it….duh!

    Happy weekend

    cyndis last blog post..SuperCaliFragelistic

  27. blissfully caffeinated

    Cuteness Overload! Cuteness Overload! My gosh, the little pumpkin and the curls and…its just too much, I tell ya.

    Those curls are drop dead gorgeous. I bet a lot of people try to touch his hair.

    Dude, I know all about hair food. My little one constantly has stuff crusted in her hair, even if I keep it in a ponytail. Sometimes her ponytail is so full of syrup and yogurt that it just sticks out almost straight.

    Your kids are darling!

    blissfully caffeinateds last blog post..Will Ferrel’s Bush Endorses Tina Fey’s Palin and Darrel Hammond’s McCain on SNL Thursday

  28. Captain Dumbass

    Spin Cycle! Doh! Thanks for the reminder.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Sci-Fi Friday… On Thursday

  29. anymommy

    Holy hell he’s cute. I may just try it.

    anymommys last blog post..Mommy Crack

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