in the hairdressers this morning, the lady next to me advised me (completely unprompted, i was talking to the hairdresser about his soon-to-be-born twin nephews) that I needed to be organised and get dd into a routine, so i could 'have some me-time every day to blow dry your hair'
a bit rude i thought but very funny - i had to break it to her that the last time i used my hairdryer was a year ago to defrost the freezer.
she looked horrified and snootily informed me that in her day, they were brought up not to leave the house with wet hair. i reassured her that i have done just that every day for years with no apparent ill effects
yes they are, and I agree with you about the wet hair - mine's usually dry before I leave the house, if not it dries on the way to work! I own a hair dryer - think it has accompanied me on two house moves without ever being used - think that may mean I need to get rid!
That's hilarious! I'd have PSML too. That's the last thing I'd be doing during precious nap time. For a start, with the brush in one hand and the hairdryer in the other, how the hell do you get/keep the bloody hair on the brush??
Waste of time anyway, ROFL at idea of blowdrying hair for the postman/people in the supermarket to look at! And then getting Ready Brek/snot/baby boak in it...
Actually, I don't think it is bad advice - to do your best to get baby to a settle-able state so you can spend a few mins on yourself and make yourself look nice is a positive thing. Equally applicable to 5 mins to put on make-up or whatever is your 'thing'
Brilliant, theprofiteroletheif, a kind of Tracey Hogg and Nicky Clarke all rolled into one.
I was in the post office today and heard a mad lady with dreadlocks quiz another lady with slightly thinner dreads about how she did them and then completely criticise her method. It's the unsolicited advice thing that throws me.
Me too. I remember arriving at a friend's house with a fraught 6 week old demanding a comfy chair and a hairdryer! It was only thing to distracting him from his tizz. So if you could style the mother's hair while calming her screaming child AND give advice, TheProfiteroleTheif, you'd be on to a good thing.
FWIW I do think it's important to look after yourself and I do try to look half decent. In fact I dyed my hair yesterday and I'm pretty chuffed with it. But I draw the line at blow-drying my hair. Because I just can not do it. It's just one of those things I'll never be able to do, like ironing a shirt, or a French manicure.
I don't need body any more anyway, I have a sleek bob with a fringe now, which I LOVE!
well dd is 10 months and is fairly predictable nap-wise etc so i do get 'me-time' really, without having bothered with an actual 'routine', but i'm buggered if i'm going to waste it blow-drying my hair - this is my year off work - me-time is for reading books, drinking tea and getting to wear jeans every day! i like to think i look alright despite my slovenly ways, i've lost the baby weight and i do manage make up most days