7/23/10

The Award For the Worst Auntie Goes To...

The award for the worst auntie goes to....ME! I messed up today...BAD!
I have my nephews in town for the summer. I've had 5 of them with me for a few days. The oldest is 16 and the youngest is 8. They complained about needing a haircut so I thought I would take them. A haircut can cost around 15 to 20 bucks...yeah...times 5! Not so appealing, right? Well, my friend suggested a place that her hubby goes to and was only 4 bucks for a cut. I've seen her hubby millions of times, I figured it was the perfect spot for 5 heads right? No.


So, we go to the shop and even when I pulled up and saw the $3.99 sign, a knot started forming in my gut. The older boys are already talking smack. FOUR DOLLARS?!? Unh hunh. I'm ignoring them and shushing them and trying to reassure them that it's all good. (I should have just turned around right then!)
We walk in and there are nothing but Asian barbers...old Asian barbers...men and women. I'm not judging...I'm just that demographic is not the norm in the "hood" barbershops. So, of course the boys are in an uproar now. I see other clients in the chairs so I am now demanding that my brood shut up!

I forced them to all get in a chair and get their haircut. Each kiddo got in a chair and each barber looked at me like "what do you want me to do?" I'm looking like what the heck? Ask them! Then I figured it out. They speak limited English. Great!

(This skirt is rather full which I usually shy away from but everyday can't be a pencil skirt:)

 So, I go to each chair and tell the barbers what they wanted and each time the barber would point to a picture of a rapper pinned on the wall!!OH MY GOD! NO, I don't want my nephews to look like Bobby Brown when he was with New Edition...circa  1988!
Against my better judgement, I allowed the torture to proceed! I cried a little on the inside as I saw the lady barber next to me take a Schick Quatro razor to my 8 year old nephews head. When they were all done, everyone of them ran out of the door in silence and commenced to pointing at each other to compare whose head was butchered the worst! 

 One nephew had patches behind his ear...another had hair on his forehead...just a mess! My oldest nephew demanded that I take him straight home...not to stop anywhere! I felt soooooo bad!!! I tried to tell them that it wasn't that bad but one of the nephews said he would have rather let Frankie cut his hair....FRANKIE is my DOG y'all!
(I've had this black Gap shirt for years & wore it once. The fit bothers me but it was tolerable today I guess. The Gap skirt used to be white but I dyed it yellow. I learned how to rock my scarf from here

I couldn't allow my family to go out like extras from the Do The Right Thing movie.  I called around to find a reputable barber shop. I found one and took them so they can redeem some of their manhood that was stripped from them. I even bought them ice cream to try to erase the memories but bribes don't go a long way when you have a "rep"...so they tell me. I gotta go...I think they are throwing bricks at my car. I deserve it:(

Moral of the story? YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
Lesson Learned!

P.S...that friend who suggested this torture chamber is now on probation from giving advice. The punishment fits the crime.

28 comments:

drollgirl said...

well this post made me laugh and laugh!

you would be a worse aunt if you asked the barber to give each nephew a kid 'n play and/or new edition haircut! things could be worse!

btw, love your outfit. you look super in black and super in yellow. and your zebra background is FUN!

have a super weekend!

... said...

ahahahah poor kids! oh well, at least you made it up to them :) Love that skirt and those wedges are hot, you look gorgeous <3

InnyVinny said...

Don't hate me, but this is hilarious.

They'll be talking about this forever. Really.

Mish Dish said...

Oh my, what a day you had. Your very right you get what you pay for and you did GOOD with those leopard wedges. Xo Mish

Claire Kiefer said...

hilarious! Gotta admit I laughed pretty hard when one of them said he'd rather your dog have cut his hair--ha! Hey, consider it a milestone experience . . . everyone's gotta have a traumatic hair cut at one point in their lives!

Kyla said...

rolling with laughter on my couch has ensued. hi-lar-i-ous!

also, those shoes are amazing.

Mellodee said...

Bad haircuts eventually grow out, and disappear. But I wouldn't suggest haircuts as an activity with this group.....ever again! :)

Lulu said...

FUNNY!!! Poor nephews at least you made it up to them. :-)

Mz.Choize said...

That was too funny!

But once, I forgot to get my son hair cut on a sat, so I was passing by a shopping center that had a banner for 4.99 cuts and it was open on a sunday! Well anywho, we go in and every barber is Asian! (the name threw me off too, I think it was called ballers or something) Oh, and there was a long line too! The asian chic that cut my son's hair, did an excellent job, smooth fade and all, so seriously ya neva kno....

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wardrobeexperience said...

omg! those leopard print wedges are just adorable! i'd love to have a pair like them in my wardrobe!

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Writing Without Periods! said...

Part of growing up is experiencing bad hair. My mother left a perm on my head for 4 hours because I fell asleep...!

What they will remember is their most fashionable, well dressed aunt was you!

Happy Saturday, questions on their way.
Mary

Juanette said...

Omg, this had me literally crying hysterically with laughter!!! So hilarious! This reminded me of the commercial where the new barber shop opens up and has a sign that reads "Four dollar haircuts" and the barber across the street has a sign that reads "We fix four dollar haircuts." You looked awesome while doing it though, shouldn't that count for something?

Samantha Simple said...

lol you know you messed up big time. lol You must like the wedges you have both patterns. I think I might get the zebra print.

Ashley. said...

Bless your heart, you tried so hard. This is to funny. Don't feel bad but your exactly right, you get what you pay for.. i do hair and girl have i seen some jacked up crap. I have always said if im not sure what your wanting im not going to attempt it. They obviously didn't have a clue. Atleast you made it up to them and didn't send em home with some jacked up heads. : )

Marion Renee said...

Lady... you know you are funny! I loved this post and so many others I have received in the past few weeks... 'running through the airport... save yourself' I told that one to a girlfriend last night and we laughed hard... in my mind's eye that was hugely funny.
Listen, I am working on your bag. I apologize for the delay but my world has been a little upside down lately.. things are shifting and my faith is increasing.. !
Just wanted to drop you a line.

Blessings sis!

Marsha (BrownFace) said...

The haircut incident aside, I LOVE this look!! I love yellow, but I only have a few pieces that I now still barely fit into since losing the weight, but refuse to give them up because I have so little...lol Love the scarf and how it goes with the whole ensemble!

FabFash50s said...

You made me laugh out loud reading this post! It sounds like a learning experience for all of you, but at least you're laughing while you're feeling the pain. Thank you for sharing the journey! xxxooo E

FabFash50s said...

PS The outfit ROCKS!

Stacey said...

Well that's a mistake that most of us have made at one time or another. I attempted to cut my son's hair myself once. Big mistake! Looked like that old put a bowl over the head a trim kind of cut. It was u g l y! Sounds like you made up for it to me. Now they have something to laugh about and hold against you for years to come!

Sunny said...

This post was hilarious. they will laugh about it once you get them all cleaned up with the new barber. Poor things!!!


You're still not a bad auntie- hey you have ALL OF THEM for the summer! ;)

Charlie said...

this made me laugh so hard! this is exactly why I cut and colour my hair myself - to get what I want. and I won't have anyone but me to blame if my hair's a mess lol. ;)

love the outfit! can't see anything wrong with the shirt, I think you look fantastic!

xxx
Charlie
http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/

Sing said...

This is too funny.

joelle van dyne said...

omg this post cracked me up. i love that the barbers were going to make your little nephews look like rappers. too funny.

anyway i love your outfit! the yellow skirt is great with those leopard wedges. ~joelle

cheeky curves said...

Ooooh that hurt, I feel for those boys, OK you made good in the End, need to go back and look at you photo now

Nikita said...

I loveLOVElove that I laugh out loud while reading your posts... Keep up the awesome work!

Savonne said...

This look screams Retro, it reminds me of something that one of the girls wore in Johnny Depp's old movie Cry Baby, lol. You totally transformed this skirt. I have the same one in white and now, I want to change the color of it too.

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...you ought be ashamed of yourself...hahahahahaha but that is too funny Reiko! Love the skirt. You inspire me to take risk that I normally would not. I would not buy a yellow skirt but you looked good in one. I'm buying the next yellow skirt I see.

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