Please God, Let School Start Soon!

This was our entertainment while waiting for Pat at Sportsclips
This was our entertainment while waiting for Pat at Sport Clips

So, it is only Wednesday, and it feels like Friday.  The first day of school can not get here fast enough!!  Apparently several other parents had the same plan to knock out haircuts on Monday.  While sitting for over an hour at Sport Clips, I found this screen shot on Pinterest.  I am not sure why it cracked me up as much as it did…maybe it was delirium?  Actually, I think it reminded me of something my oldest would do.  In fact, I immediately sent it to her.  Hopefully, you read the very top of the shot which explains what is going on in the text, lol.  We made it through the wait, and Pat was finally called back for his cut.  I had been preparing myself mentally for what I was about to have to say.  We walked back, and I told the girl, “This might sound a little odd, but he doesn’t want his normal cut.  He is wanting to keep it long on top, and he wants it to be more like Miley Cyrus.”  She looked at me a little strange, and then said, “Hmmmm, okay, let me see if I can find a picture.”  I immediately pulled out my phone and showed her the pictures I had already found of the haircut.  After some discussion about cowlicks, it was party time.  I sat back down and waited.  About 20 minutes later, the lady next to me asked if I cared if she took her son over to look at Pat’s hair.  What?  No, I didn’t care…but, why?  You mean someone else wants Miley Cyrus hair??  I walked over with them, and Pat was just about finished.  I have to say, it really looked good!  Not at all what I was expecting.  The stylist showed him how to use the gel to style it, and we were done.  Last year was a battle to get him to get up before school and “fix” his hair.  So, before I agreed to take him in for this new cut, we agreed that he would need to get up every morning and style it himself.  So far, he has kept up his end of the deal.  Yes, I know we are only 2 days into it.  🙂

Pat's Sweet Miley Cyrus Haircut
Pat’s Sweet Miley Cyrus Haircut

Checked that off the list, then we headed to the mall for some back to school clothes shopping.  Let me clarify, I really do not like the mall.  It is useful for some things, but when it comes to kids and the mall, I REALLY don’t want any part of that.  The last trip I made was with Mia, and I swear we were in Charlotte Russe for at least 2 hours.  When we finally left, I had techno music stuck in my head and felt like I needed about 3 glasses of wine to clear my mind of all the teen talk.  🙁  So, why were we going there??  Well, here is the reason…Pat HAD to go to Zumiez because he HAD to get some skateboarding T-shirts, and Mia HAD to go to Charlotte Russe because she HAD to get some high-waisted jeans.  I gave them each their allotted amount and sent them on their various ways to shop, and I took the youngest with me to try on clothes at a few stores.  We survived, it was fairly painless.  I was definitely ready to get home at the end of the day.

It is so funny how ready I usually am in May for the kids to be out for the summer break.  I think it must be like childbirth, some type of amnesia sets in over the course of the school year.  Somehow I forget how crazy we all make each other in the summer.  I have a picture in my mind of all of us swimming and going to the movies and spending time outdoors.  Then, about 3 weeks into summer vacation, reality hits.  Everyone is fighting and grumpy.  There is no food in the house, even though I just went to the store the day before, lol. It is too hot to swim, there is “nothing” to do.  I can’t get any work done, at all.  The house is a total wreck.  All the clothes are dirty (or at least on the floor).  Then I start counting down the days until back to school.  And, here we are…almost there!!!  YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! 😉


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