Liam: Do ladies get their hair cut as often as I do?
Me: Depends on whether they have short hair or not, I guess.
Liam: What about long hair?
Me: Nah, because with long hair you can tuck it up, like I do. My hair is currently in its standard knot of a ponytail looped back on itself. Tres fashionable.
Liam: You should grow your hair really, really long.
Me: My hair gets sort of scraggly if it gets long.
Liam, excited: No, but if you grew it really long, like Katniss, that would be wonderful. And then you could wear some exquisite clothes.
I look down at my cotton t-shirt and skirt, which is starting to pill because it’s been washed so frequently. Exquisite?
Liam: Yes, exquisite. And then you’d be one of those pretty moms.
Everyone’s a critic.
I’ve heard those “pretty moms” have delightfully charming children who never fight or fuss, so I think you need to put him to task first 😉
EXACTLY! I’d like to blame him for my lack of fanciness. .. because god knows I’m not at all a fancy mom and – given the lines, the dewlaps, and the wattle? pretty may be something I peaked at when I was 44. : )
Bingo. I’d be pretty if he’d stop fighting with his damn brother. That’s my argument and I’m sticking to it!
Pretty moms kind of annoy me…
Liam and I have this ongoing commentary about “fancy” moms (same as pretty moms) –they annoy me too, and I will never EVER be one – but I know my kids wish I would show up to their school all done-up and polished… sigh. Sorry guys, ain’t gonna happen!
Oh, I’d like to be a pretty mom too! But with shorter hair because Katniss’ was too elaborate.
Her tousled braid stayed PERFECTLY tousled through all that hunt-to-the-death stuff. I wonder where in those backpacks she’d stashed her hair products. Maybe it was in one of those canisters that dropped from the sky? Heals wounds, tames the frizzies? Probably a Frederic Fekkai thing, don’t you think?
i’m glad my kids are the only ones with the helpful suggestions about appearance!
aren’t they just the most HELPFUL little darlings? We have this running joke about how I’m not a “fancy mom,” and I think (I hope?) it’s what he meant…but still. I had to laugh. And then go look in the mirror to see what I’d look like with just the tiniest injection of botox…! thanks for stopping by.