I can’t believe it has been three years since my last post. Ok make that 2 years still a while.
Declan was sleeping Sunday when Anna cut Brodie’s hair so he missed his turn in the rotation. Now he looks good with long hair but it was too long so Grandma and I asked his mom if I could take him for a little cut. She said, “Yes but only two inches off”. So I had my mission and my instructions. I said, “Declan get your shoes, your going for a ride with Grandpa”.
So off we went and found ourselves at Great Clips in Antioch. It was very early, we were the only two there and both available girls came right up to greet us. The first checked the computer for our names while the second asked if he could sit by himself or did he need to sit on my lap. “No”, I said “He does very well by himself” but I stood right next to him because he turns into a Gremlin that just drank water if he looses site if his Grandpa.
So she put the cape on him and was running her fingers through his hair, assessing the project when I said, “His mother said Two Inches off”. She replied cheerfully, “Oh do you want a little boys haircut?” I said, “Two inches off”. She stopped, looked up at me and asked, “Do you want it a little up off the ears?” I said with a smile, “Two inches off, That’s all I got for ya”.
Laughing she said, “Ok” and went right back to work. I then added,”My daughter is a stylist at Salon Mackk in Crystal lake and usually cuts his hair but she has been very busy lately so that’s why we are here”.
Everything came to a complete stop. A Pause – and then, “Is there any more pressure you can put on me?” I said, Actually yes I will need your name so his mother has someone to call if she doesn’t like the haircut”.
Now comes the time that separates the Pros from the Wannabees. She could have disconnected, gave her real name and continued with the haircut while talking under her breath, but not her. This girl was smooth. She looked up at me, gave me a smirk and said, “Ya tell her to ask for Lola”.
I laughed and said, “Lola it is” and she proceeded to cut his hair commenting many times on how cute he was, how good he was, how good he looked and how well he sat still. Oh She was good, because a grandpa can’t hear these things too many times. She must have taken a “How to talk to Grandpa” class.
So his hair looks great, he gave her a high five and when I said good by to Lola she replied by saying thanks and it’s Robin.
So if you looking for a haircut and a good time, go to Great Clips and ask for Lola, they’ll know why you’re there.
I can’t believe it is August 16th. After today I only have one Tuesday with Brodie before he goes back to school. So we made the best of it. I took him to the driving range, then to the park and then he and Declan went swimming.
It’s amazing how fast this summer went by. When I picked him up this morning he asked me why it was so dark. Until he asked, I didn’t realize that is was darker than it had been, a sign that the year is moving on.
He did pretty well hitting the golf ball. It was easy to see that he will pass me up very soon. He may have done it today.
All in all Tuesdays with Grandpa will be time forever cherished.