Sunday, October 12

The Only Time I Won't Be Ticked About Being Called a Princess

I don't do hair drama. Really. You pretty much have to care about hair in order to create drama about it, and I don't. I was given the straightest most do whatever it wants hair on planet Earth, and I'm OK with that. In fact, I embrace it.

Several years ago someone managed to convince me that I should highlight my very average brown hair. I figured "whatever" and went with it. Then I just kept on doing it because a certain person I promised to love and cherish forever liked it. For eight years I paid insane money to maintain it every three or four months, and felt dirty for it every. single. time. Recently, the sheer expense and hassle of it all got to me and I decided it was time to go back to dark so that I can be done with messing with it.

I was a wee bit concerned that the Toddler might just freak out. She is OBSESSED with my hair. She can't keep her grubby little fingers out of it. Ever. At all. Sometimes I think I should cut it all off and have it made into a blanket so that she can carry it everywhere. Not only would that mean she wouldn't be yanking on those little hairs at the nape of my neck until tears come to my eyes, I would also get the bonus of watching people freak out as she pets her Hairy Blanket.

So it was with a bit of trepidation that I dyed it back to brown last Saturday. Fortunately, Alexis couldn't have cared less. That might have had a little bit to do with the fact that it didn't "take," though. In fact, as the hairdresser was rinsing the shampoo out, she said, "We can fix this now or you can come back." For what it's worth, that's totally a feel good statement when you don't have a mirror in front of you.

It turned out that the brown had come out very, um, splotchy. Like, I looked like a blond cow with brown spots under good light. In crappy light, it wasn't all that noticeable, but I'm sure with time it would have faded to AWFUL. So I went back on Wednesday to get it fixed. The only problem was that instead of just FIXING it, the girl actually dyed it even darker. Like, way darker. (So much for eliminating the need to pay for color maintenance.) I guess because I got in late and the sun had already set, Alexis didn't notice that evening.

I know she didn't notice because the next day when I picked her up from daycare, she was FULL of notice. As she went through her ceremonious slow-motion run to the love of her life (me), she froze in her tracks.

"Momma, your hair!" she said hesitantly.

She slowly closed the short distance between us, reached up, and began lightly twirling my hair.

"Momma, it's black," she said.

I slowly asked, "Do you like it?"

The Toddler thought for a moment, one eyebrow cocked, then said, "Yes! You look like Snow White!"

I'm going to take that as the ultimate compliment.



38 comments:

  1. God I can't wait until A's gift arrives. Really. That's not entirely related to this post, but I really just want it to get there.

    That being said, you rock that gothic look, hawtie.

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  2. snow white's got nothing on you!

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  3. very hot, my dear. very very.

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  4. Once when my daughter was about one and a half, I went with my SIL to be her "head model" for her cosmetology exam. My hair had been about waist length. Part of the exam was for her to cut my hair, and the cut made my hair about ear lenght (very short, but I had agreed to it beforehand). When I came home that night, my daughter took one look at me and RAN AWAY! She was afraid of the new me! She was better the next day, but I still remember the look on her face that day.

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  5. LOL I loved your comment about what the stylist said! Mine came out orange once instead of caramel highlights and I got the same reaction! Yours looks great :)

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  6. Umm, you look absolutely adorable. Almost makes me want to go out and die my hair black :) Oh, and Alexis looks hilarious in that first picture. Priceless expression.

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  7. Pictures - adorable
    Your hair? Gorgeous!

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  8. The pictures are perfect.

    The hair is gorgeous. I'd keep it.

    The hairdresser sucks. I'd make her refund the money.

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  9. It looks great on you!

    And the first 2 pictures are full of WIN!

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  10. That is the ultimate compliment. Now, where can we find the costume to go with it ...?

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  11. Snow White wishes she was as hawt as you!!

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  12. With her recent SW obsession, I somehow knew you were going there.

    Hubs has some sort of joke about not being blonde after labor day - I don't get him sometimes. I will be going back dark soon too - Probably this evening. But hopefully, not too dark...

    Oh - and you look cute - black hair and all!

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  13. You go with your Snow White hair girl! Love the pics! HA HA!

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  14. You get to be Snow White? Hmmm. Maybe I'll go dark. Again. BTW, I once read that the most popular hair dye color in Western PA is black. Just a little tidbit of knowledge!

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  15. Snow White...highest of compliments indeed!

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  16. You look great with dark hair.The pics are so funny and her sunglasses make me giggle.

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  17. Good grief, the cuteness never ends with her does it? How sweet <3 Love that second picture :)

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  18. I think I would pay good money to follow Alexis around and watch people react to her hair blanket!! That made me laugh out loud.

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  19. I love it! I honestly do!!
    And snow white is quite the compliment!! Now you are her very own living princess.
    That may be bad though.

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  20. Ashlyn always likes when I get my hair done because they straighten it - which I never do. She always talks about it straight- but she has never called me any of the princesses! I am goin to have to work with her on how to properly give a compliment!

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  21. I gave you an award. Hope you like it.

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  22. That is extremely sweet and you look extremely hot.

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  23. I would TOTALLY do a hair blanket. That is creepily awesome.

    Your post reminded me of something my mother shared a while back. "When you were little and I used to brush your hair, it would be all knotted and you hated the knots in the little hairs at your nape the most because they hurt. You used to yell 'Stop pulling my prick hairs!' because, I guess, they were prickly and made your eyes water."

    I thank my lucky stars every damn morning when I brush Miss O's hair and she does not bust out the phrase "you're pulling my prick hairs" because I would surely never be able to stop laughing.

    P.S. I think your hair looks awesome. Are you keeping it that way?

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  24. ooh from what I can see in those pictures, your hair looks awesome darker! And yay for Alexis making you feel good about it. Saying you're like Snow White is like the Ultimate Compliment coming from her :)

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  25. I love love love it.

    A friend of mine went way darker - saw it on Saturday. She looks great, you look great ...

    hmmm...tempted to go dark, and join the great looking crowd.

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  26. Snow White is a total compliment. It's that whore Sleeping Beauty you don't want to be caught looking like.

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  27. And it IS the ultimate compliment... Because it comes "from the mouths of babes". Or in your case, babe.

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  28. I'm loving Catwoman a bit less than I did when I was with her earlier - Aurora is my favorite. BUT, I was gonna say, I told you it looked hawt. And, from A? I think that is the greatest compliment ever.

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  29. I like it! And, is it me, or do your teeth look whiter? Love those pictures, too.

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  30. The natural-er look is good on you. You are definitely the fairest of them all. What does hubby think?

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  31. Love the hair! And I love Alexis' face in the 1st pic. CUTIE Mc-Cute!

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  32. Oh it's lovely! I love it! What's the hubby say?

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  33. Hey Snow White -

    I think it looks great! I noticed today that your blog hasn't been updated in Bloglines for awhile. I knew it wasn't like you *not* to post, so I dropped in. Wonder why it isn't picking you up?

    Anyway, you look terrific...Peace - D

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  34. Mirror Mirror on the Wall...
    Who's the Cheekiest Mom of All?

    Why it must be the Mom in Burgh,
    She nails it with each and every word.

    (I keep getting Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum mixed up in my head with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. I think I need a little Fairy Tale intervention.)

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  35. I'm so glad to know that it's not just my kid who is totally obsesses with her mom's hair.

    Your hair looks gorgeous! And those pics are fantastic. Snow White has nothing on you, sexy!

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  36. that first picture with Alexis' look of "wha?????" is a riot!

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