This is Son #3 at the beginning of the summer, pre-bangs debacle. And yes, this is his real mad face. Boy does not mess around!
Super Cuts is exactly the place you want your child to have a meltdown. Not only is everyone there holding sharp, pointy objects but the walls are lined with bottles of expensive goo and the floor is coated in hair. Best case scenario (and by best I mean worst): your kid will knock said bottles off the shelf, continue his tantrum by rolling around on the floor, stand up looking like a multi-hued Yeti and then bolt out into the parking lot because everyone is laughing hysterically at the kid dumb enough to lick the floor of a budget hair salon.
Which is how I ended up with one leg flung across my 7-year-old’s lap, effectively pinning him to the seat, sweating while I did my best Cirque-du-Soleil back bend trying to explain to the stylist standing behind me (and as far away from my sobbing son as possible) what to do for his back-to-school haircut. I was just trying to avoid the Yeti situation! I’d hate to make a scene.
Can you tell which one is the kid with the “hyperactivity issues”?
“I have to go potty!” Jelly Bean yelled.
Of course she does I grumbled to my husband. We were 10 hours into a 14-hour roadtrip, it was pitch dark, we were crawling through a white-out blizzard in nowheresville Kansas and we’d just passed the last rest stop 20 miles ago with nary another in sight for hours. Now I have to give Jelly Bean mad props: she’s an excellent squatter. Girl learned young from her brothers the benefit of being able to pee in the wild when the need arises. Sure she prefers a toilet but she can totally squat, pee, shake her tushie, stand back up and not even get her shoes wet. But this time it was -15 degrees outside and there was that whole blizzard thing going on.