Yesterday morning, I told Robin that I was going to get a haircut. She said she would cut it for me.
It was a struggle in my soul. On one hand I like going to Sportsclips because i can watch Sports while getting a haircut. We don't have cable so I could go in the afternoon and watch the Rockies and Phillies playoff game.
On the other hand, our finances have been a little tight of late. Ever since the plumbing disaster in June, when we have come to the end of the month and start of a new one, there hasn't seemed to be much margin. And we have a long list of things that need to be fixed that we have no money to spend on. So by having Robin cut my hair would save us a little money that we need for things like food, diapers, paying the electric bill, bringing out an electrician to fix the wiring that I tried to fix, etc.
I still was weighing the pros and cons and leaning toward Sportsclips and watching the game so I drove to work rather than taking the bus. But my boss called me as I was pulling out of the office parking lot in the afternoon and I got distracted and forget about going by Sportsclips.
When I walked in the house, I saw Jack and Drew's haircuts and remembered Robin's offer. So I asked if after dinner she would cut mine. Thus the evening family entertainment was daddy getting his hair cut out on the deck as the boys watched.
I should have examined Jack and Drew's a little more closely....
Long story short... I think I will sacrifice a lunch or two in the future in order to get a better haircut. Or perhaps instead of Huggies we could use an old newspaper for a diaper. That would serve a dual purpose. Jack and Drew get a diaper and learn to read at the same time.
Seeing Robin's handiwork in the mirror that usally sits next to the fishbowl to trick our fish Salty into thinking he is not alone, I did an impulsive thing and thought 'the only way to fix this is to buzz it down'. So my hair is completely buzzed like it was when Robin and I first met almost 10 years ago.
So that's another way to avoid spending $12. I guess I can afford to give the boys real diapers this morning.
Shoot, I just realized that I need to renew my passport and for the next 10 years my mug will have this cut.