How To Con The Babysitter

Yesterday Gavin told me this story:

G: Mommy, Dee [the poor unknowing babysitter who comes 2 hours/week] gave us Fruit Snacks in the morning.

Me: Um, you aren’t allowed to have those until after dinner.

G: I know that, but Dee doesn’t know the rules. I told her we could have them now and she gave them to us.

Me: Well you know better.  So did you eat them?

Disclaimer:  I knew he ate them, I’m not delusional.  But in asking the question I hoped to evoke a modicum of guilt.  Nope.  He didn’t even dignify my ridiculous question with a verbal response, only a look that told me everything I need to know about his teen years.  It’s not gonna be pretty for me.

What I do think is pretty is my new haircut!  Eight inches off — I was actually nervous for the first time in my life.  Despite being a little unsure about how good it actually looks, I am overwhelmingly happy that I did it.  There is something incredibly freeing about chopping off your hair.

Eight inches off! Truly empowering.

Sorry C, the 3yo boy now has the longest hair in the family (and yes, we still love Elmo – don’t hate)

A little tip from the expert:  it’s great to go short in the winter when you can cover the gap in turtleneck sweaters!

Everyone at Gavin’s school loved it but I am a little worried about what these relative strangers might be thinking about my mental health.  Since September they’ve seen me with long hair, purple hair, and now a chin length bob.  Oh well, they smile at me a lot – that’s positive, right?

About Carinn Jade

Mother, lawyer, yogi, writer, non-sleeper. Published @NYTMotherlode. Contributor @Mommyish @Moonfrye @HuffPostLive. I like beer (not wine) & tea (not coffee) & being a contrarian.
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2 Responses to How To Con The Babysitter

  1. muddledmom says:

    It looks good! And I think just the fact that your son told you about the fruit snacks means he felt guilty. 😉

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