Friday, 28 September 2007

How to Survive a P.D. Day

The Great and Powerful school board has decided that I just don't spend enough time with my children. To rectify this lack of parent/child time, they occasionally proclaim a Professional Development Day. Yesterday was one of their randomly selected "stick it to the parents day".

My two youngest played outside in the leaves the majority of the day, but the teen was another story all together. After exhausting all forms of entertainment available, without stepping a foot outside, she decided to do her hair.

My mom bought her a curling iron and every now and then the teen likes to experiment with the whole heat and hair thing. When I went upstairs I found her in the bathroom with curling iron in hand. She had curled one side of her head into long ringlet type curls. She looked very Scarlet O'Hara in this Gone with the Wind
hairstyle. Not wanting to let a good thing pass me by.

ME (in my worst Southern accent):
Oh! Elly-Mae....I do declare! Oh help me Elly-Mae. As God as my witness, I'll never go hungry again. (in a much lower tone of voice) Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

I'm sure that even she'll admit that she looked ridiculous with only one side of her head curled. The teen laughed at my antics then said the magic words.

Teen: You've better not put a picture of this on your blog.

I deserve to have a little fun now and then, don't I? I grabbed the camera and waited for an opportune moment. I tried to be stealthy, but she managed to get some cover
.Now before she could go into the triade of "you're ruining my life", "I hate you", "I'll kill you if you put those pictures on your blog", I threw her these. Yes folks, you're not seeing's a FO. Teen: Wow mom, are those mine? They're cool. I love them.

Yup...she can be bought with hand knit socks. Life is good.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


MadMad said...

Now that is a GENIUS way to use up sock yarn! Why did I never think of it before?

Oh, yeah. The genius thing. Oh well. Anyway, they look fab, and I'm copying! (If you don't mind, that is.)

TinkingBell said...

Waht seriously great socks (I could be bought to, I guess) - you're a genius! And I'm going to copy too -- maybe next week!

Lisa said...

Those socks are awesome! Tell your dd that she should swing her curls with pride. Some people (ahem!) have hair that loves to curl in humidity but lays down flat in the face of a curling iron.

MadMad said...

OK. I'm soooo obsessed with these I came back to visit them. I looked at my leftover sock yarn, and the colors don't look this nice together. Hm... guess I'll have to go buy some new sock yarn, though I suppose that will defeat the purpose. Oh well.

Georgie said...

The perfect thing for the very last pair of Southern Summer of Socks socks! Im with madmad - genius! Double evil genius points for using them as a bribe!

Jejune said...

What a stunningly brilliant idea for using up sock wool remnants - gonna nick that idea too, if you don't mind!

Good on you tormenting your daughter with the camera - the least we can do to our teens, after all those years of tantrums, mess, and drudgery! :)

Taphophile said...

Toe-tally cool socks - she's a very lucky girl. ;)

Nicole said...

What a great sense for color you have! I absolutely love these, and I'm glad DS loved them too.