I was reading Daniel and Amanda Burts' blog about a week ago and he was describing how entertaining it was when his wife cut his hair. (This is the same couple who were on Oprah about a month ago talking about Freeganism.) I couldn't imagine myself cutting Jordan's hair, but I agreed it would be funny if nothing else. So I brought it up in the car one day. "Jordan," I said, "I was reading a blog that suggested cutting your hair myself would be a good way to save money. So I'll do it for ya later, okay?" I didn't expect him to say yes. He said "No really, you can cut it, and even if it turns out wrong I can just buzz it!"
The haircut was our entertainment this evening. It took me a solid hour, but I think I did okay for a first try!
My last haircut was in my bedroom floor when I was three years old. It was my own hair and it looked pretty ugly. I had just watched The Parent Trap, which ought to be rated PG-13. My mom came in and cried, "Jenny, what have you done?!?" and I said, "But Mama, I just wanted to look like Sharon."
I'm not planning to turn Jordan loose on my hair yet.
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