My son is three and a half years old. When he was about 3 months old, I left him with my spouse for an hour and went down to the local SuperCuts type place and had them hack off most of my hair. (Honestly, I use hack rather specifically in this case ). That’s the last time I’d had my hair cut before this week. Once in a while, I’d grab my pony tail and clip off the ends so I didn’t get split ends, but otherwise, it just grew.
And grew. And grew. Before this week, I could easily sit on my hair if I wanted. My hair has always grown fast.
My spouse’s workplace sent home a flyer that they were now offering haircuts for employees by a local salon owner. The flyer said on it that the stylist would give you advice on what type of style would work for your lifestyle and your head, so I got a little interested. Part of my no haircuts is trying to save money, but part is because I have no idea what should be done to my hair. I am a taekwondo instructor and mom to two little ones, so I need something easy and won’t drive me nutty, but at the same time, I’d like more than a perpetual ponytail. I thought about the whole “wiggle” concept and how we need to live a little, and then talked to my spouse about finding out if the haircuts are open to spouses of employees too (they charge for the cuts, it isn’t a free service, so I was hopeful).
My spouse told me that my getting a haircut is something I should be able to generally do and not be counted as a treat or a wiggle, so that is why this is the semi-wiggle. I love my spouse.
He found out that I could indeed get a haircut there, so I went in on Monday and had my pony tail lopped off for charity and then a lot more hair cut off. The hair stylist had lots of feedback and I am really pleased with how things came out overall. It was the best $20 plus tip I have spent in a long time.
Of course, now that I got my hair cut, I’ll probably need to maintain it with more cuts, and add to the budget… but that is okay. I should be able to look halfway decent. We can wiggle. As long as we keep devoting most of our discretionary resources to the decimation of our debt.