Since all the salons are closed, Max and Mason nervously asked if I would cut their hair and, I admit, I put off the dreaded task for several days. I think it’s been about 10 years since I last gave someone a haircut and I was worried about messing up.
Back in my 20s, I lived in a poor neighborhood and I gave free haircuts to all our neighbors back then. Needless to say, all of the men on the block had the exact same cut. They didn’t seem to mind the occasional nick and drops of blood from those pesky earlobes that always seemed to get in the way. I really had NO idea what I was doing but, hey, it was free.
This morning, I was going to cut the boys’ hair outside on the dock (true redneck style) but it was raining and cold when we woke up. So, I spread out a sheet on the salon floor, put the captain’s chair in the middle of it, and brandished my…sewing scissors. Desperate times call for, well, you know.
I went to work on Max, first. He looked like a shaggy dog when I started. Pretty sure I could have stuffed a king size pillow with the amount of hair I lopped off that kid.
Mason was next. He just wanted a trim around the edges, and some light layering because it’s supposed to get hot again tomorrow.
In the end, they were both very pleased with the results. And, the best part was, I didn’t nick any earlobes! However, between you and me, if you happen to see Max out and about, please don’t tell him about that bald spot on the back of his head.
Angela Hoy lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the President and CEO of BookLocker.com and AbuzzPress, and the author of 24 books.
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HOW TO REMEMBER, WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR LIFE STORY
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7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - Revised and Expanded Edition
At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won’t count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction.
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