Last week I took Harper to get her haircut. This is not an easy task. Where Hadley might be hesitant about the whole experience, Harper is flat out beligerent. I'm talking screaming, hitting the lady who is supposed to cut her hair, arching her back so that you can't put her in the chair, and the list goes on. I tried to take the girls when I think no other kids will be there so it's not horrifying for innocent bystanders. And then I just stopped going at all because I don't think you can pay someone enough for trying to do a service when the customer is acting like someone on Jerry Springer.
But last week is was time so I told Harper when she woke up that after we dropped Hadley off at school, we were going to take her to get her haircut. She was all for it until we walked into the shop and then the moaning and complaining started. I started to get the sweats and began wondering what I could use to sedate my daughter, and that's when the miracle happened.
First, the lady who cut her hair gave her a BLUE smock to put on. Blue is for Harper what that first cup of coffee is for me. Then, the lady asked Harper if she wanted a lollipop while she cut her hair.
"Yea, a BLUE lollipop." Harper demands. That's my girl. She's just going to go ahead and let people know what she wants at all times.
I found the LAST BLUE lollipop in the treat basket.
"I think we have that one." the lady says and seconds later we hear the theme song and see Diego swinging on a rope with Baby Jaguar by his side.
No tantrums, Harps. You want for nothing.