It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since my first blog post, on 4/2/10… a few days before Easter on Good Friday 2010.
I almost forgot this momentous anniversary, except I saw a blog post from former co-worker and current consultant Closet Fashionista today and she was celebrating 10 years writing her blog! Go check it out, it’s really addicting if you’re into fashion.
Another blog written by ANOTHER former co- worker which probably started around the same time (though I’m not certain it was within days of our 2 blogs) is: So What Are You Making For Dinner. If you love to eat, or cook, this ones for you!
Now, my silly little blog is only meant for entertainment and journaling my boy’s (ahem) witty convos. He’s still saying sh*t so I’m still writing.
Here’s the first post I ever wrote…
You can click on the link or read it below. Choices!!
ALL ABOUT EASTER
April 2, 2010
So, the first-ever post started like this.
Jack: Why are we taking the parkway?
me: Because it’s Good Friday and there is hardly any traffic.
Jack: What’s Good Friday?
me: It’s a religious holiday that falls on the Friday before Easter.
Jack: They’re telling a lie because tomorrow is NOT Easter.
me: Well, Sunday is Easter, and tomorrow night is actually when the Easter Bunny comes to our house! (trying to change the topic…!)
Jack: The Easter Bunny comes tomorrow night? Yayyy! (pauses with frown). Wait, is Sunday the day that Grandpa Louie comes over to eat?
me: Yes, he comes over on Easter to eat dinner with us and Uncle John and —
Jack: (interrupting me) But do I get my Easter Basket BEFORE Grandpa comes over?
me: Yep. You’ll have the basket in the morning, before anyone comes over.
Jack: (Sticks his thumb back in his mouth and grunts his approval. Conversation is over.)
And there you have it… the first ever post from me to you about Jack haha.
Today I gave Jack my first ever full hair cut. Aside from when I cut off his little pigtail curl when he was maybe 18 months old or something. This was full on top to bottom cutting!
me: So, should we cut it now?
Jack: Yeah, sigh, might as well.
me: Alright, get in the bathtub (my hair salon location haha)
Jack: Try not to mess me up too badly. Just take a little off the sides and….
me: Hahahaha! That’s like telling Anna (Jack’s 5-year-old cousin) how to fly a jumbo jet. Do you think I’m gonna retain that! I’m just going in!
(With a tiny baby comb and dull scissors… gasp!)
Jack: You’re not supposed to soak my head with that spray bottle, just make it damp.
me: Moca ate the tip off the bottle, so now all it does is that.
Jack: It’s cold! Go warm up the water!
me: Sheesh Jack, do you ask the barber to warm up the water when you’re with Dad?
Jack: They don’t use ice water.
I wait 5 minutes for the water to warm up and stare at Jack sitting on a chair in the tub, wearing a robe and draped with a beach towel.
He stares back.
me: There. Water all cozy now?
Jack: Ahhhh that’s better.
I start at the back making sections and trying to perform “guides” and such hahaha but I’m
Basically just hacking off pieces as best I can from the memories of watching hundreds of Jack’s haircuts over the last 13 years or so. He was bald until maybe close to age 2 … FYI.
Jack: My neck is tired from looking that way.
me: Well I can’t get around you on that side and I don’t have a chair that goes up and down so you have to keep your head where I say.
Jack: My foots asleep!
(He jerks his leg making me almost lip off his ear.)
me: Jack you have to sit still. Pretend I’m Paula (the hairdresser he sees when he’s with me). Would you jump around and yell in her chair?
Jack: She’s a professional and doesn’t take an hour.
I stare at him. He stares back.
me: Can I continue?
Jack: Please do.
Meanwhile, with every snip, PoBobo is jumping around on the floor trying to catch the flyaway pieces of hair. My bathroom looks like I shaved a Wookie.
(Side note, here’s a blog post about when Jack thought he WAS a Wookie…and possibly other various furry and disgusting creatures haha.)
So, I finished up and Jack was pretty pleased. I measured a few side pieces the way the “pros” do and made a few additional snips. The side is a little weird looking but not too bad!
I hope you all annoyed this trip down memory lane and for those of you that have literally followed us for 10 years…. THANK YOU!!’
Here’s to 10 more 😂😯😯
Actually I’ll let Jack take over the blog when he has kids someday. Omg can you imagine? I hope they are just like him.
HAPPY EASTER ALSO!
Also, two more important things to note… Jack’s oldest female cousin turned 19 today! Happy birthday Victoria!!
And, another one of Jack’s cousins (the Marine) had his first baby yesterday! (Well, his wife did haha.) Happy Birthday Maverick!!