So, Chuck is "out of town" for the next couple days so I am acting as a single mom. Seriously, I have no idea how single moms do it! It is a whipping. There are some good parts. I get to do whatever I want with the kids without consulting anyone else's wishes. For example, last night I took the kids for a haircut at Sweet n Sassy. If you haven't been there, it is overpriced fun. Honestly, the kids like going there and they are very attentive to making it fun for the kids - mainly for girls. Luke got his beautiful head of curly hair cut and lightly styled and then it was Evie's turn. The poor girl has very little hair, but what she has is soft, blond, and slightly curly. They trimmed it just a little - becuase, as I said, there isn't much hair there to begin with. Then they styled it and sprayed it with glitter. And to top it all off, they gave her glitter stars on her cheeks and glitter lotion for her arms. These people are totally about glitter. Even the floor is painted in glitter. It is completely over the top, but the kids love it!
So, I made an appointment at 6:30 because, I'm a working mom and had to leave the office at 5:30 to pick up the kids (which is really too early to be leaving my job). We made it to the mall right on time, maybe even with a few minutes to spare. Now, this store franchise just openned and there is one stylist and one customer there - I'm not exagerating. They tell us that the stylist is just finishing up with the customer. We look around for a while at all the glitterly wares they have to sell to children and their unsuspecting mothers who better have just gotten paid. We also played on the runway that they have for birthday party dress up stuff. My little hooligans just love to dance and the music was pumping (even though there was no one there) and they had a blast tumbling and be-bopping to the music. Aside - I've got to get Evie into dance lessons. So we do that for a while and then they turn a movie on - Sleeping Beauty - and the kids watch that for about 20 minutes. At this point, I'm not too pissed, because the kids really don't have to be controlled in this environment and the stylist is still working on the little girl that was there when we got there. What totally hacked me off, however, is that the mother of the little girl is nit-picking every little thing about the girl's haircut. The little girl, by the way, looks pissed and has red puffy eyes, which looks like she was crying before we got there. The hairdresser patiently addressed every concern and misplaced hair on the child's head until finally - after about 40 minutes of waiting, the mother was satisfied. Thank Heaven!!!!
So, we finally go over and my kids are done in less than 20 minutes for both of them combined. Seriously, people, your six year old daughters are not getting married or meeting royalty or attending the Academy Awards - they don't need to have a flawless haircut! So, I spent over an hour at sweet n sassy waiting to get the kid's hair cut. But, I have to say that Luke and Evie were perfect angels while they got their hair cut. I was very impressed because it is usually a screaming fit for Luke and Evie puts up just a little fuss. This time - they were P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!!
After the haircut we went to Chik-fil-a for dinner and a little playtime. Luke ate like a horse (he must be in a growth spurt) and Evie ate like a bird. Then they played for about 30 minutes in the playground until I realized it was already 8:30 - their bedtime. We got home at 9:00 and the kids didn't get to bed until 9:20. Still, it was a fun evening for them, even if I didn't get a thing accomplished at home. So, the house still sits in chaos with unfolded laundry in the living room and the painters strewn across the house while we have our remodeling done. Another day in the life of a working mother.