Yesterday I stood in Target's hair color aisle for who knows how long...
Chocolate or toffee?
Mocha or cinnamon?
Cocoa or espresso? (Okay, seriously, are we talking about hair color here or the menu at Starbucks?)
My poor children. By the time I'd finally made a decision (given the options of brown, brown, and browner, I picked mahogany--it was on sale) Olivia was finishing up her first year of college and Asher was sporting what appeared to be the beginnings of a mustache. Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but it was a long time. Certainly long enough for El Tornado to fill an entire shopping cart with various and sundry must-have items from the Health and Beauty section and beyond--hand cream, several hairdryers, peanuts (unsalted), and an industrial-sized carton of assorted Slim Jims. (I have no idea how he hefted that into the cart, by the way. Either he had a well-built accomplice who, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous, or we've got another Little Hercules on our hands...quick, someone call Oprah!)
(Editor's note: here is where I insert a couple of random pictures of my kids because K says too much text without pictures is intimidating. Plus, I'm kind of excited about experimenting with my new lens.)
Anyway, just in case you were wondering, mahogany proved to be an excellent choice (gray hair(s) begone!) although I'm not sure it was worth all the angst I put into making the decision. Come to think of it, neither was the years-long anxiety attack I had over what color to paint the living room (4 different color swatches on the wall for 3+ years and I finally decided on...white) or the approximately umpteen hours of research I invested in cataloging the pros and cons of pears versus flowers. (When in doubt...get both.)
So I have what doctors call a little bit of a "commitment problem". (Any Chris Farley fans out there? Just a little gratuitous reference to one of the funniest movies of all time.) Tonight that means I'm staring at a bunch of fabric and trying to decide which pieces to use for a little project I have in mind for Olivia. I think I've narrowed it down to some combination of these lovelies:
Any guesses what I'm making?
How about now?