Monday, 12 November 2007

Haircut 100

I imagine I've had over a hundred haircuts by now, but like so many people, it's an emotional thing, I was only just peeking at Ingenious Rose and seeing how she felt about it all.
A week ago I flipped, I couldn't stand it anymore! Everytime I tried to do any work my hair flopped around my face and I hated it. Ponytails just irritated me in the car because I couldn't loll in the drivers seat and piggy tails get funny comments from the general public. So, I went to visit a very nice lady and asked her to chop the bloody lot off!
Julie was rather nervous and so was I, child No. 3 declared (as only a 4 year old can) that my haircut was stupid. Child No. 1 said I was to stay in the house for a long time for fear of spoiling her social life. Darling Husband likes it very much. And I love it, for the first time, I like my haircut, and no-one has called me Sir yet, even though it's quite short.
I think my fear of haircuts comes from my Mother, oh Shirl trained to be a hairdresser, oy yes, hmmm.
We would choose a nice photo in a magazine and she'd say, I'll do that for you, we don't want to waste money at the hairdressers do we? No Mum, we'd love you to do it, we'd say.....
It was a terrible time, a bowl on our heads to chop round would have looked nicer. Even when we went to the hairdressers, it was always the cheapest cut and I would come out crying because it was so awful.
But this time, Ha! I look very presentable, smart, no grey hairs and I look very, very different. Friends are shocked at how different I look...younger even!!

My Mother, 'Shirl' visited for half an hour last weekend (well it is a five hour drive each way, one mustn't expect too much), and guess what her reaction to my new look was? Not a comment, not a whisper, no mutterings about being a skinhead even from her (Whotcha!) boyfriend..they didn't even notice. Typical.

When she left, a very poignant comment was made.
My cousins' son said very loudly, "I know this may sound like a stupid question, but who were those people?" I sometimes wonder myself.

16 comments:

Iota said...

Isn't it odd how much better a good haircut can make you feel about life? We must all be terribly shallow. I'm glad you're enjoying yours. Bravery rewarded!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Any photos?! Bet you look great. Enjoy your new look.

Crystal xx

dulwichmum said...

I wish I could move five hours away from my mother! OHMYGOD, your mum and mine would love eachother.

I would love to see your hair do!

Retiredandcrazy said...

i've tagged you for a meme.
stop by my blog.

Christine said...

Just want to see if this comment appears - I've tried to speak a couple of times with no success!

guineapigmum

Christine said...

Oh! It's there! The next challenge is to remember what I was going to say

gpm

Pig in the Kitchen said...

fantastic! i don't think i've ever liked my hair...and how did you get rid of the grey? I could barely concentrate on the lovely Shirl I was so busy wondering HOW YOU'D GOT RID OF THE GREY!
Pigx

Frog in the Field said...

Pig!!
That's it, we're over!
I didn't have any grey, that's my point!! Hmph!
I thought we were (sob), getting along so well ttoo! (gulp)
Phbbbb! (nose blowing sound effect, if you will humour me, please!

Frog in the Field said...

Dm, Brenda would take one sniff of Shirl's fridge and start the hail Marys!
Thank you for such nice comments (all except Pig in the Kitchen, of course), and so nice of you all to drop in.
I shan't put a pic on my Blog for fear of more ridicule ... my piggy ex-pat, ex-pal might exclaim that I'm not size 22 after all and how did I lose all that weight!!
I might also break your screens and give you nightmares, always a risk of that, of course!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

oh bollox. but you said there was no grey so i assumed that you'd managed to get RID of some grey not that you'd never had grey in the first place.
I sincerely did not mean to cause any offence, I am a mortified porker. Please accept my pork scratchingy apology?
Pigx

Christine said...

I got my hair all chopped off last week, too. So much better. Why didn't I do it years ago? Only trouble is, all the blonde bits fell to the floor and it's suddenly much more difficult to deny the grey. Sob.

Frog in the Field said...

Poor Christine!
Well, Pig, I'll forgive you this once (even though you've lowered the tone AGAIN!! - this time with your dreadful swearing, I've never heard or read such words - shouldn't it end with cks?) and shall think of you while I tickle my pigs tummies while they eat their lunch of cider apples in a mo!

Potty Mummy said...

Short is the only way to go, I agree. Mind you, I speak as one whose mum wouldn't let her grow it as apparantly it sapped my strenght and so I only ever had long-ish hair as a rebellion once I got to university. Way to rebel, huh? I really should have got out more...

Turns out my mum was right, by the way. I get a lot more done when I can see...

PS - I did not delete your comment, btw. Perish the thought. It's probably floating around in cyber-space looking for a home right now...

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Really sorry for swearing and insulting. I promise to turn over a new leaf.

Tattie Weasle said...

It's wonderful when you get a haircut you like - you feel just SO great! Had mine cut rather short at the beginning of the year...I was sucking a cough sweet at night and it got caught in my hair and in a panic in the morning instead of trying to wash it out I cut it out - not a clever idea BUT I do now have a good short haircut and never really have to brush it! Was a bit of a shock to the old system tho....
PS thanks for you support re chickens...we knew many people caught up with F&M - heartbreaking... but good news is many bounced back!

Frog in the Field said...

Potty, you wild thing you, gosh!
Ha Ha!

Pig, new leaf? In Autumn? Pah!

Tattie, c'mon....cough sweets in bed? That's just too much information for me. I'll have to start vetting the comments you and Pig leave, you know.