Thursday, January 31, 2008

This & That Thursday

Dear Girl who works with scissors at First Choice,

I dare not call you a Hairdresser or a Hairstylist. My dear girl, by your own words you are a hip, party-going, non-listening, self absorbed child. For the record, Dorothy Hamill never had a modern funky bob-like cut. Nor does her famous hairstyle come close to looking like the photo I handed to you --- a photo of me, with my hair the way I wanted it. Instead of telling me about your latest tattoo you are hiding from your mother and the great party you are going to on Friday- take a moment and listen to my request.


Anderson (3) was placed in the bad boy's chair for biting his little sister (1). He was alone in the front room, I was in the kitchen and Madigan crawled into the front room. Anderson lowered his voice to a whisper and did his funny imitation of a whistle:

Whooo whoo, Madiginny, come here.
Whooo whoo, Madiginny, I'm stuck in the bad boy's chair.
Where's Mommy?
Come get me out Madiginny. I need your help.
Get me out!
I will not bite you anymore!

Needless to say, I was laughing my butt off in the kitchen....little scam artist looking for his victim to spring him!
This year DJ has been introduced to French. Every day he get 20 minutes of French instruction. It has been great to hear him counting in French, reciting the alphabet and even telling me the words for certain objects. It is great how kids have no fear in saying something wrong or if they do not know the proper grammar. I am currently taking a College level French course and I can only dream of being so carefree as DJ when it comes to chatting.

DJ: Mommy, Badame (Madame) asked me today if I was "comment ca va" that means "How are you".

Mommy: That is right. How did you answer?

DJ: I told Badame I was commie si commie sir.

Mommy: Oh, you told here you were comme si comme ça. That means I am OK, not great, but not bad.

DJ: Mommy you do not know how to speak French. Badame tells me it is commie si commie sir. And she is my teacher Mommy. You are just my Mommy and you do not know French.

Boy, that sure gives me confidence for my upcoming French presentation this weekend and my exam the following weekend!!!!
Madigan is not yet walking on her own. But, if you put on a CD and tell her to danse, she will sway back and forth and eventually make her way across the floor. It is the cutest thing EVER!


TheVasquez3 said...

FUN stuff...i love little tid bit posts like that!!

i have an award waiting for you over on my blog. go accept it and pass it on!

InTheFastLane said...

Hairpeople that do not listen need another job.

Funny time out story!

Kathryn said...

Just mommy. Sigh.
You gotta love comments like that. Little stinker.
I hope you didn't give the hairdresser a good tip!

Don Mills Diva said...

I MUST see a picture of the haircut she gave you. TOUT SUITE!

Family Adventure said...

Oh my, that hair story doesn't sound good...but the kids are just adorable. I love the way you added little stories about all of them. Cute :)


Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I am sorry about your hair cut. That is exactly the reason I only have 2 haircuts a year, even at the pricey places listening ears are hard to find.
Your kids sound adorable. I just love how they assume we know nothing once they go to school. ugh.:)

Kellan said...

Hi Laura - sorry about the haircut! And, that story about Anderson trying to pursuade his victim to "spring" him - was just hysterical! I'd love to see you sweet little baby dancing. Have a good day - Kellan

Emily said...

Yeah, mommies know nothing.

Karen said...

Too funny! We go from being their whole world to the person that knows least about anything, and it doesn't take very long does it :-)

Good luck on your presentation and too bad about the hair cut. It's always a risk, going under the blades, isn't it.

And (please don't hate me) you've been tagged! Check out my blog for the details:

Shauna said...

It's so hard to find a hairdresser who listens. I've been in Ottawa for 10 years now and only just found one that I really like.

(Don Mills Diva sent me your way. Glad to find another local blogger!)

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'm sorry about your hair, but those stories were great! I love that your little jailbird was trying to get help from his victim!

Jenni said...

Ha, Anderson sounds like my oldest. It didn't take him long to figure out that his sister is way braver than he, so he manipulates her into doing every bad thing he wants to do!

Commie si, commie sir! C'est drole!

Janet said...

What IS it with First Choice!!! They gave my sweet little toddler the worst haircut evah. I won't go back.