Friday, January 28

My Life Is A Cartoon

I was sick of my hair. It was long. Really, really long. So last night, while Dan was putting the children to bed, I went to have my haircut.

Before I left, I asked the twinnies how much hair I should cut off. Bethie suggested that I get my hair "buzzed". I said, "Do you think that would look good on me?". She replied it would.

I got my haircut, but I did not take Bethie's advice. I did, however, get an awful lot of hair chopped off. My hair hasn't been this short since I was about 12 years old. I also had my hair dyed. Brown. Because I'm fancy like that.

This morning, the twinnies wouldn't get out of bed. I said, "It's Pajama Day at school". That didn't work. I said, "It's Pizza Day, too!". No response. I said "I got my hair cut really short and I also dyed it". Both girls were out of bed and racing downstairs so they could see my hair in the proper light (ie not their dark bedroom).

Bethie said "Did you dye it orange?". No, Elizabeth, it's brown. "I think it looks orange!" she replies. Well, golly, I don't feel the least bit self-conscious now!

Katie said, "Mummy! It's wonderful! I love it! You look just like Dee Dee Doodle!". WHAT?!


That was totally the look I was going for.

I think I'm going to jump into my Big Red Car... I can join my friends in their backyard.


3LittleMonkeys said...

I would jump in that big red car if I could sit next to Anthony...he's hot...for a wiggle!

I just cut my hair and dyed it last weekend! No one said a thing. I'm trying to figure out if that's a good or a bad thing?!

Gwen said...

3 Little Monkeys: Anthony is simply great, but I couldn't go in the Big Red Car. The new Yellow Wiggles is sooo irritating! Your hair probably looks lovely. You must remember that there's an awful lot of testosterone in your house. Testosterone is a hormone that makes it almost impossible to notice new hair-dos!

Bibliomama said...

I used to dye my hair brown too. Now I go blonde and stripey and not the least bit natural. Natural can suck it.

Hope your new do makes you feel fabulous. Hey, Dee Dee Doodle is cool.

Gwen said...

Dee Dee Doodle was not the look I was going for. Also, as my hair is not bright pink (or orange for that matter),it was not the look I received. Why can't they say "OMG you look like Katie Holmes" or "Fantastic, Mummy! You look just like Kate Hudson!"? Nope. I got Dee Dee Doodle.

Leanne (Ironic Mom) said...

I love to change my hair. This points to two possible theories: (1) I am good with change; or (2) I'm never satisfied. I suspect the latter.

Here's hoping you like yours, Dee Dee Doodle, or not!

Yabut said...

I had been dying my hair for nearly 30 years, but as of last Tuesday, it's totally natural now. I can't tell you how many times I tried to grow it out in the past. Or maybe I could....sounds like a new blog post to me. I'll think about that.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea when I started reading this blog the extent of your fame. Can you send me your autograph scribbled on a book in crayon?

Gwen said...

Beth: I shall send you an autographed PHOTO. A grown women with pink Dee Dee Doodle hair NEEDS a loyal fan base.

Lara said...

I want to see the new do so I can tell you which cartoon *I* think you most look like. That seems fair don't you think - putting it to a vote? :)

Gwen said...

Lara: Thank you so much for your kind words. As it turns out, I don't look like a cartoon. I look like Katie Holmes (head to toe). No need to vote.