I am very lazy with my hair at the moment. Pre-baby, you could usually find me for hours on end in the salon, trying to perfect the latest blonde or brown hue. Post-baby, I whack on a home hair dye and now resemble something similar to Cousin It. Not that I've let myself go or anything, but my hair is at the bottom of a long list of other priorities (but don't worry, I still make time for make up and shopping!). So, we are going on our holidays next week, and I did not want to look back on our holiday snaps and wonder who the bedraggled looking lady was with my husband and daughter. A SOS haircut was needed. But, my problem was that I could only book in for a haircut whilst my two year old daughter was with me. Hmmmmm.
To be honest, hair cut's have never been that relaxing to me. It all seems a bit unnatural talking to a complete stranger whilst you cautiously eye up how much they are actually snipping off your head, as chunks of hair fall to the floor. Baba wasn't intruding on my 'me' time by coming along. In fact I was glad of the company. What worried me more was that Baba could have a full blown tantrum and I may have to leave the salon with only half my head cut. But this was an SOS after all.
I prepared. And then prepared some more. I filled my bag with snacks, drinks and books. I had Peppa Pig at the ready on YouTube. I downloaded her favourite game on the I Phone. I charged my I Phone. I was ready to go into battle. I mean, get my haircut.
The day arrived, and...it went perfectly. Baba sat next to me in a chair and happily munched on her apple whilst Peppa and George got up to their usual antics. All the ladies cooed over what a sweet and well behaved girl she was. I wasn't stressed, I have to say, and rather than keeping on eye on the hairdresser whilst chatting, I had one eye on my daughter. Luckily, the hairdresser was fantastic and I love my new hair!!
Baba has never had her hair cut and the hairdresser offered to give her a little trim too, so she had her first hair cut! It was only a little trim, but it does look alot tidier. Baba was so excited!!! There was no drama, no tantrums and not a tear in sight from either of us. I would never chance a cut and colour, but a cut went perfectly. The only problem is I have now run out of mobile data as Peppa Pig has drained all my monthly allowance!!! Oh well, at least we both have nice swishy hair!
Thanks for reading! And have you ever taken your child with you to the hairdressers? Would you? Would you mind if a child was there watching Peppa Pig? Comments below please!