Looking out for Daddy

For the past month or so, I’ve been dealing with achilles tendinitis. The thing that seems to really help me is icing my heel down. Usually I do this at night when Im watching TV. Last night, Max and I were watching TV, and suddenly Max popped up off the couch and ran into the kitchen. A few seconds later, he came running back into the living room, with a dish towel in one hand, and an ice pack in the other. He pressed the button on the side of the couch to lift the little foot rest, placed the dish towel down, put the ice pack down and told me to put my foot on it. No one prompted him to do it, he just did it all by himself. So cute and sweet.

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Looking out for Daddy

For the past month or so, I’ve been dealing with achilles tendinitis. The thing that seems to really help me is icing my heel down. Usually I do this at night when Im watching TV. Last night, Max and I were watching TV, and suddenly Max popped up off the couch and ran into the kitchen. A few seconds later, he came running back into the living room, with a dish towel in one hand, and an ice pack in the other. He pressed the button on the side of the couch to lift the little foot rest, placed the dish towel down, put the ice pack down and told me to put my foot on it. No one prompted him to do it, he just did it all by himself. So cute and sweet.

Haircut

It seems like finding someone who knows how to give a boy a decent haircut is becoming increasingly more difficult. Max’s hair grows very quickly, and is very thick, so we like to keep it short. Especially over the summer when it’s hot out. We’ve tried getting his hair cut at a few different places, and the results have been very or miss. We’ll go one time and get a good haircut, return next month and the person who cut his hair last time is gone, and the person who replaced them gave him an awful haircut.

I was home with Max by myself this week, and since Monday was a rainy day, I figured it was a good day to get Max a haircut. That morning, when he woke up he had a serious case of bed head. It took me a good 10 minutes to get it wet down and fixed so that it would lay flat. Even after messing with it for 10 minutes, it still didn’t look great.

After Max got out of school, we killed some time at Chuck E Cheese, then walked over to Cartoon Cuts. Since it was the middle of the day on a Monday, the place was empty. The women who had cut Max’s hair last month did an OK job, but still left it too long on the sides, so it ends up looking like a bowl cut. I explained to the woman at Cartoon Cuts what I was looking for, and she got out the clippers and the went to work. At first it looked horrible. I was really nervous, especially since this Friday is Mother’s Tea at Max’s preschool and Rachel will want a picture of her and Max. Anyway, to make things worse, her clippers died in the middle of his haircut. So I feared she would have to finish up using scissors and not even things our properly. Luckily she had a backup pair of clippers and things began to take shape. When she was done, she gelled it a little and it looked so cute. It was short on the sides and back, and not too short in the front. It looked neat and it’s so much more manageable now. I just ran a quick comb through it Tuesday morning and he was good to go.

 

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When I was a kid, my dad took me to this old Italian barber named Angelo. He only knew how to do a couple of hair styles, but he was good at it. Nothing fancy, but it was neat and even. He owned his own shop, so he took pride in his work. Seems like with these chains, they hire anyone with a pulse.

I made a note of the womans name, so I will to try to request her next time we go. She had a sign up over her station that said congrats on 12 years of service. So hopefully she will stay at the same location and we can find her next time we go back.