When you have three girls, you have to deal with their hair. On school mornings, they would sit on these stools, decide the hairdo they each wanted that day, and wait for the magic.
|Mom's Hair Salon|
We built up quite a stock of hair supplies over the years. Here's a sample:
All these things lived in a desk drawer in our kitchen.
Until now, that is.
The girls have left the nest: Julia to graduate school in New York City; Leah to a creative job with the Meredith Corporation, also in New York; and Lucia to the University of Vermont.
My hair is too short for this stuff and Joe is bald. So we don't need it any more. Today I emptied the drawer
...to make it a receptacle for Joe's papers, which usually reside in an aesthetically-pleasing pile on our kitchen counter:
So another page is turned in our lives.
Am I sad? Naw. I just want that pile of papers off the counter.