I’m feeling pretty grouchy today.Â W is out of town.Â I’ve had several bad runs in a row.Â We need a new roof and we have a stupid Tudor style house which makes it cost, like, expensive times 3.Â So I thought that I’d just allow myself to be needy today and ask if anyone’s seen these particular hairbands around.
These are currently M’s favorite hairbands.Â I don’t know where I bought them, and I can’t find them again.Â They’re not these Goody ones.Â They look similar, but those are a different texture, more like fabric. Â Â I think that maybe they’re these Scunci hair thingies.Â But I’m not sure without seeing them in person, and I’m too cheap and stubborn to pay shipping when I’m not sure.Â I keep looking at every place that I normally go shopping, and I keep not finding them.Â Anybody seen them?Â If so, where?Â Please?
We have a whole variety of other hairbands.Â None of them, apparently, are much good at all.
I understand.Â I mean, we all tend to like a certain kind of brush or socks or whatever.Â And it’s not like M pitches a fit when we can’t find one of her preferred hairbands.Â But it’s just irritating.Â You know:Â you use the ones you like, and then they apparently evaporate into thin air and you’re left with pilesÂ sub-standard hairbands.
And, then, because I was feeling grouchy and mildly sorry for myself for one reason or another, I allowed myself to get sucked into a true time waster.Â You see, part of the challenge with M is that she decides on a single hairstyle choice and sticks with it constantly for months.Â Currently, it’s the ponytail.Â Hence my constant need for hairbands.
But then I got nostalgic for the headband era.Â Because, for several months, M wore a headband Every. Waking. Moment.Â I’m serious.Â She actually stored the headbands on a bedpost so that she could remove the day’s headband after bedtime stories, and then she’d put a new one on in the morning before getting out of bed.Â Consequently, for months at at time, it was impossible to get a picture without a headband.Â Â Â I started out looking for a good photograph ofÂ this one headband that was pink and black that used to drive me nuts because it was pretty–truly it was–but it always made me think that M looked uncomfortably like a pint-sized Paris Hilton.Â ewww.Â I couldn’t find that one, but here she is sportin’ headbands . . .
Originally I uploaded about eight different pictures, but then I thought that you might not be quite so enamored with all the photos as I am.Â And her face evolved, too, so some of them started to look like her today, which I usually avoid.Â So here are a few, including one with the adorable little preschool face.Â Man, I miss that little face.Â And, you know, those headbands drove me crazy-crazy-crazy.Â But now I even miss them, too.
Seriously, if anyone sees those hairbands around, I’ll owe you one.Â With my luck I’ll find them just when she decides that she needs a chic bob.