December 9, 2011
G and L were so sweet this day, beginning with amusing their Aunt Mel and posing cute in their pajamas.
And then, all of a sudden, G was ready to go.
This trip to Davenport was going to be a good test of just how good G and L could be. I was desperate for a haircut, as I had a second job interview at Rainbow International of the Quad Cities the following Monday. When I walked into Salon Luce in downtown Davenport, the receptionist was super sweet to us. And so was my stylist Amanda. However, I received a few uneasy glances from a few of the customers. I can’t say that I blame them. I would have reacted the same way if I had seen someone like me walk in the door with a two and a half year old and an eight month old.
We brought the DVD player equipped with Monsters Inc. for security. And these were the days when L was content sitting in her carrier. But there were lots of strangers and no real comfy place to sit immediately by my side.
But this is G and L we are talking about. They popped a squat on the floor against the wall near my stylist’s chair and were good to go. Never screamed, never complained. I have no photos, only physical witnesses. I was stunned and did not want to ruin the moment by busting out the camera. L even made some cute faces to get some more attention.
OK, I must confess. I had bribed G with a cupcake if he was good also. And I had talked all about this haircut repeatedly throughout the morning. But if you have ever known a two year old, you know that it’s still a gamble.
True to my word, G enjoyed a cupcake afterward.
Then it was time to color!
And Lucy was pretty happy too.
Even though everyone at Salon Luce said G and L are welcome back any time, I am not up for testing my luck. G and L did me a favor that day, and that is why they are still the world’s best nephew and niece.