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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Goody barrettes. A trip down memory lane. And a really embarassing flashback!
Yesterday I was shopping and passed by the hair accessories and of course had to stop and admire all the pretty bows for litte girl's hair! Ari's hair is getting so long and I really need to put it up every day.
Well I saw a package of these Goody Barrettes and HAD to buy them (of course, I am a penny pincher and the $1.50 price tag thrilled me) but more than the cost-effectiveness...I remembered these EXACT same barrettes from when I was a kid in the 70's (that's all the info you get on my age). OMG there's the duck! I remember the duck!
And the kitty cat! The three flowers in a row - that's the one I always wanted to wear, and always had to battle with my two sisters to be the one who got it first. Then there's that wierd one that looks like a miniature egg carton - the little dots in a row. What IS that?
And then I got them home and Ari and I were playing with them. She kept handing me the next barrette to put in her hair "This one. This one. This one" until she had all the colors and designs on her long ponytail! And then the flashbacks really started to kick in...
I remembered making long chains of barrettes, connecting one to another, so Ari and I were making necklaces for each other. Then we experimented making shapes - squares, trianlges, etc. (this is an important lesson in how to create even an odd sided shapes! See - math!)
OK and then other flashbacks REALLY started to kick in...chewed barrettes! Now, I'm not saying I did it, I have 5 siblings to blame for this...but it seemed like all of our plastic barrettes had been chewed. Like a piece of gum. The worst part was - we still wore these gnarly hairpieces! You had to really WORK to close the tab in the chewed-up clasp. And then - when you had to remove them from your hair - yikes! All the little teeth grooves would catch in your hair!
OK and here's where you should stop reading if you EVER want to speak to me again. I mean, this is embarrassing, but I'm going to say it anyway.
I remember that these made excellent ear cleaners. The plastic wasn't sharp, but the perfect shape to remove that elusive ear wax that q-tips tend to miss.
And...um...I'm pretty sure they still got put in SOMEBODY's hair after they were used in an ear wax removal endeavor.
I'm so glad I found these barrettes again. I just hope my daughter isn't as interest in ear maintenance as I was.
Just so you don't leave on that thought...one more cute shot of my little girl :)