Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm a Wii-nee and a Big Hair Update - Literally

So we finally took the plunge and bought a Wii. Actually, we've been trying to take the plunge for the last 3 months, but haven't been able to find one of the pesky boogers. Those bad boys are extremely hard to come by!

Sis and I found one at Wal-Mart on Friday and Monk set it up Saturday night.

I now have tennis elbow.

No kidding. I have swung that stupid remote so hard that my elbow and shoulder are now killing me. And I still couldn't beat the 8 year old! I was also whupped by the 6 year old at bowling, but we won't talk about that.

The game is seriously addicting. It also brings out the HIGHLY competitive side of ALL of us. It was bad enough that Monk and I used to stay up after the kids had gone to bed and play Mario Cart on the Nintendo 64, competing until all hours of the night. But now? Now the aggression has come out.

Sunday night I was in the kitchen, doing something domestic I'm sure, when I hear my lovely golden haired Liv yelling,

"Punch her in the head! Punch her in the head!"

Do y'all suppose the Proverbs 31 woman would have let her daughters play Wii Boxing?

At any rate, addictive tendencies aside, I am impressed with the system as a whole. It forces fat parents kids to move and really does a lot for coordination.

As evidenced by the fact that I can already nurse the baby and play a game of tennis at the same time. Seriously.


Now for my literal Big Hair update.

Okay, so I'm still loving my sassy new red hair. However, despite it's lovely shade of crimson and good thorough hair is still Big.

I have finally begun my season of postpartum molting and within a few weeks will be pulling clumps of hair out of my drain the size of small rodents. That is if rodents had red curly hair.

These days I like to straighten my hair because 1. it calms down the "bigness" of it. And 2. I don't have to wash it near as often when it's straight because it doesn't look like a Chia Pet experiment gone bad.

If I wash my hair and then dry it, the straightening process is not nearly as tedious if I were to let it dry naturally. On a good day it takes about 1 hour for me to straighten my hair with the flat iron. If I dry it first (straightening with a brush as I dry) then I can let my hair "rest" for a while and then straightening with the flat iron becomes much easier and a little faster.

I bet y'all didn't realize my hair was so complicated, huh? And boring too.

Anyway, Saturday I did the whole wash and dry process with the intention of straightening my hair later that evening. Little did I know that after I dried it that I would be instantaneously sent straight back to the late 70's.

(I realize I am "dating" myself here....stay with me now)

I'm not sure how many of y'all watched Saturday Night Live back then. Heck, a lot of you weren't even born I'm sure! BUT....if you have ever been a fan of SNL you might remember that Gilda Radner created a classic character on there that will forever go down in SNL history.

Let me introduce you to....

Roseanna Roseannadanna!

And then there's me....

Her demented little sister. AFTER her hair had calmed down a little.

Now if that's not enough to make you drop to your knees and thank the good Lord for the hair he gave you then I'm not sure what is!


Becky said...


I meant to tell you yesterday that your hair looks really cute. (and I'm not just saying that!) I have the same "big Texas" hair...hence the frequent pony tails and curly mess I usually wear. I used my friend's Chi straightener at Christmas and was amazed at how much faster my hair straightened. Now if I could just win one in a give-away.

By the way, how are your new floors?

Angela said...

Oh, the good 'ol days when I looked like Roseanna Roseannadanna. Now it's Ma Maw from the Adams Family...

Sherian said...

LOL....geesh! ...and I get upset about taking 20 min. to straighten my hair. I'll no longer complain. That's a hoot though!

Jill said...

You know I have always admired your hair. To the point of even envy. And I did see what you used to have to do to get your hair presentable, but then that was in the 80's when our hair was SUPPOSED to be at least a mile high. In that last picture, however, I do have to admit that you look a bit like Pipi Longstocking all grown up and letting her braids down. For the first time ever....I DON'T ENVY YOUR HAIR!!!

I still think you're too gorgeous, though (minus the Pipi look), to have so many kids and be my age!

Oh, and by the way, Kudos to you for learning to Wii Tennis and nurse at the same time! Now let's all clamor for pix of little Charlie to make sure she isn't all bruised up from those wild tennis moves!

You go, Girl! Hope your tennis elbow is better soon, though.

Christine said...

Wii is so much fun! I have a blast any time I get to play my niece's Wii. You are a riot, girl. I have plenty of big hair woes, too. It helps to know that I am not alone. ;)

Shelly said...

Oh my!

You should have told us you were looking for a Wii. Our blockbuster was selling them in December. They have a few for a few days & then there were gone. We helped Jeremy's co-worker get one for her grandkids.

Little Loveys Mom said...

When I've been rocking a sleeping/crying baby for a hour and my back is aching...I can always come to your blog for a smile! Thanks for the laugh and pics!