On Getting A Haircut

Red Leaf, Up Close and Personal

We got ourselves a haircut today because we have a family Christmas party to go to on Saturday and we didn't want to be the messy-haired relatives. At least Troy didn't. I seem to be the messy-haired relative about 99% of the time due to my highly unmanageable hair so I've kind of got used to it. I got an okayish haircut. Not bad but not great either. I have nothing against Caucasian hairdressers but the best haircuts I've ever got here in Canada, I got from Asian and African hairdressers.

Speaking of haircuts, guess what my mother's last wish was? It was for me to get a haircut. The thing is, I have to be in the right mood to go for a haircut. When she was in the hospital, all I wanted to do was to be with her. She kept telling me to go get a haircut because my hair looked like a big bundle of mess, but I just couldn't. Getting a haircut was the last thing on my to-do list. I didn't go until she passed away. I got myself a haircut so I would look decent on her funeral. I'm glad the hairdresser didn't ask me what I'm getting a haircut for because telling her that I'm getting a haircut to go to my mother's funeral in a few hours would've made for a very awkward moment.

My mum used to cut my hair, though I always had to talk her into it. We called this mother-daughter deal "Mother's Wing Salon". I still remember the last time she gave me a haircut. It was some time in February, the year she died. For some reasons, I knew it would be the last time. The next time I needed a haircut, she just couldn't do it anymore. My mum liked my hair short. My hair is short now. I hope she can see it because I know it would make her smile.

8 Comments

  1. tia
    November 19, 2008

    Your mother’s so sweet, through­out my child­hood I always envy my friends who got lov­ing moth­ers like yours.
    Mine was mean, but at least she treat her sons bet­ter.

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  2. Lance
    November 19, 2008

    Except for my moth­er, we’re all boys in the fam­i­ly, and my father saw to it that we had the same hair­cut. Our hair was cut short. It didn’t exceed 2 cm. Our father would reserve a day where­in we’d all go to the bar­ber shop, my broth­ers and I. Good times.

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  3. Firda
    November 19, 2008

    My mum wouldn’t let any­one say any­thing mean to me. She even defend­ed me again­st one of the nurs­es who said some­thing snarky to me when she was dying. She was that awe­some.

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  4. Sarah
    November 19, 2008

    Wait — you CANNOT have a C******** par­ty to go to. You just can’t. You’re going to just have to explain to them that it is NOVEMBER and some girl on the inter­net said C******** should nev­er even be men­tioned before Decem­ber!

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  5. Firda
    November 19, 2008

    We have TWO C******** par­ties to go to this mon­th. And we bought a fake plas­tic tree to hang tacky stuff over the hol­i­days last night so I guess the dam­age is done. Sor­ry.

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  6. tia
    November 19, 2008

    See, that’s a moth­er should be, pro­tect­ing your child from peo­ple who means harm.
    My moth­er was a math pro­fes­sor in a pres­tige uni­ver­si­ty, and she wouldn’t even stand up for me when my math teacher in ele­men­tary school wronged my home­work.
    Thank God for my dad­dy (and his sis­ter, too). They’re my heroes, or else I’d be a junkie right now, all because of my bio­log­i­cal moth­er LOL

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  7. Firda
    November 19, 2008

    Well, my dad is a jerk. He was mean to my mum and to my old­er broth­er and me. Now he can only be mean to my old­er broth­er because my mum is dead and I live on the oth­er side of the world — thank god! I do feel sor­ry for my old­er broth­er. I wish he could get away from him. My dad was bare­ly bear­able when my mum was still alive. After my mum died, I couldn’t deal with his crap any­more so I left as soon as I got the chance. It was the best move ever!

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  8. tia
    November 20, 2008

    yeah, I must admit I left the coun­try because I’d like to stay away from my moth­er and her hob­by of lay­ing guilt trips on me
    but the good thing is, at least it’s only one of our par­ents is a ‘no good’, some peo­ple aren’t that lucky

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