Thursday, July 22, 2010


Here is something I was contemplating as I lay in bed this morning....yes....I contemplate some weird things sometimes:
My hair is in deep need of a coloring. It costs me about $200 to cut and color my hair and while I'm there, get my eyebrows waxed - even more after tips. (Background info: until the house sells we are on a very very tight budget). So...I'm thinking...what else costs $200 that I could give up in order to have that money budgeted for my hair. Aha...I spent $200 on the five of us to go River Rafting while we were in Colorado a few weeks ago. So this is where I start my contemplation and my imaginary conversations....

"No, children. We cannot go River Rafting with the rest of your cousins because I need to get my hair done and getting my hair done will last longer than one day of river rafting."

"But Mom," they say...

"Stop calling me Butt Mom," I interrupt.

"Mom," they say, "getting your hair done will only benefit you, while river rafting will benefit all of us."

"Nay," I respond. "When my hair looks fabulous, I feel fabulous and when I feel fabulous, you all don't have to walk around on eggshells, afraid that I'll snap at you for any insignificant reason. You all benefit even more than I do when I get my hair done; therefore, the $200 is better spent on me getting my hair done than on you all having lifelong memories with your cousins rafting on the Colorado River."

Nuff said.


(Okay, just so you all know, we really DID go rafting and I really haven't gotten my hair done, but this imaginary conversation taught me that I am who I am whether my hair is done or not. If I can just embrace that mentally, I'll be fine. Where did I get the idea that I could only feel fabulous if I looked fabulous? How about feeling fabulous because of who God made me to be? How about we teach that to our children?)


Julie said...

"Butt Mom" still has me laughing.

Anonymous said...

you make me laugh!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Diane, you have a very inspiring space here and i am so happy i came by to visit you from Home EC course. This made me giggle all the way! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!