New illustration “Big Food”
I’ve always loved the Fisher Price Little People!
Also, Nico needs a haircut and I wrote about it this week for Family Matters. Here’s an excerpt but you can read the rest here!
“Unfortunately, despite having lived in Spain for four years, I still haven’t succeeded in finding somebody who can reliably cut his hair without making him look like either Joan of Arc, or else a child who had a bowl stuck on his head in a lop-sided fashion before having the hair that stuck out unceremoniously hacked off with a pair of gardening shears. Granted, there have been successes but for the most part, I haven’t yet figured out a way to explain that I want a simple “bowl hair cut” without having it be wildly misinterpreted. And yes, I do know how to say it in Spanish- corte de tazón or corte de hongo. There is even a Spanish-language Wikipedia entry for this particular haircut (featuring the singer Rihanna of all people).
Now where was I? Oh yes, so what to do? Go in and ask the hairdresser to cut my son’s hair just like Rihanna’s? My husband is actually pretty adept at trimming Nico’s bangs but the kid’s hair is so straight that it really does require a professional to do the rest. Unfortunately, you can only cut the front, but not the sides and back, of a little blond kid’s hair once or twice, before he begins to resemble Brian Jones (Google it, you’ll see exactly what I mean)…”