I did it and went back to days of being a high maintenance mama. I am now convinced that mom’s get their hair colored or fake fingernails not to simply look or feel pretty or be up with the trends or keep the years off or did I mention, just feel good about themselves?! No, I am convinced that mom’s get their hair colored and fake nails put on because then it guarantees that they will have to take at least one to two hours every so often, for themselves, to get their hair touched up or nails filled.
I totally get it now!
(what can I say? I’m a little slow to figuring out the loopholes in this motherhood/mom/wife thing)
I get why as a mom you DON’T want that low maintenance, cut it short to my chin and go all one color, look. Then what’s your excuse for making a day out of getting your hair done?! NONE! You can go to the local barber or Supercuts, spend 30 minutes and you’re done! What’s the fun in that? Nothin’.
So…realizing this magically awesome thing called “high maintenance” and how it actually helps me get time in for myself AND take care of myself – it forces me. And I like it. So realizing that, I went back to high maintenance and went for a hair appointment this week. I asked for sun-kissed. Well, THREE HOURS (yes, three of the most awesome chick chatting hours ever) I left with golden undertones and a more beachy ‘do. One that screams, “I spent the summer at the shore, frolicking in the water with the sun glistening on my salty hair as I played with my children and made sandcastles.” Not, “I spent most of my time working inside and huddled by the a/c unit so that I didn’t melt away into oblivion.” We did frolic, but not near as much as this new sun-kissed hair would take.
So here I am…it’s a sneak peek of sorts…but you get the idea. Introducing “Sun-kissed Sarah” aka High Maintenance Mama…
(This week I’m going for a pedicure/manicure and not in my “Spa Bathroom.” I’m taking another hour for my high maintenance-self.)