Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 1032 - Haircuts at home

Note to self: Throw away the hair clippers immediately!

When I was a kid I wanted to be a hairdresser.  Luckily for me my "when I grow up" dreams changed because I definitely ain't very good with the scissors.  Nor the clippers it seems.

On Tuesday night Darby asked if I could cut off his surfer dude locks.  It seems he'd had enough of the Bieber and wanted the hair out of his eyes. It was time for a spike. No worries! I can do that.  Let me just find my clippers ...

There is nothing Edward Scissorhands about me.  I think I may actually be in the running for a part in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  No, even a chainsaw would have done a better job.  My attempts at a buzz cut were more hack-saw than chainsaw.  I don't know what is going on with the clippers (perhaps they're just cheap or old or blunt or his hair was too long) but I reckon a pair of toe nail clippers would have done a better job.

Anyway, after lots of cutting, clipping, hair pulling, eyes watering and painful squeals I resigned to the fact that I'd butchered my sons hair.  This beautiful blonde boy looked like the victim of a bully crime.  Luckily he has a good sense of humour and we laughed it off with "she'll be right mate" attitude.  He went to school yesterday with hair product gluing everything in place in a somewhat dude-like style and then as soon as the bell rang we had an emergency dash to our friendly neighbourhood hairdresser to fix things up.

She strongly suggested I throw away the clippers.  Darby seconded that motion.  It seems my days as a hairdresser are done before they've even begun.

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