Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Still Good to Have your Mommy Spoil You Sometimes

I'm visiting my folks this week, on the way to GenCon Writer's Conference. Like a lot of daughters who became mothers, I know that my parents spoil my children (their grandchildren) tremendously and generously. Because of this, I try not to ask for much for me. It feels greedy to reach out and say "Hey! Spoil me, too!" when they already do so much for our family.

So, I'm feeling extra lucky today.

Because I need to have headshots made for my book cover, I asked Mom to take me to get my hair done. Getting my hair done in this case, is coloring and cutting. It's over $100, so it's not an expense I can take on casually on a North Carolina schoolteacher's salary. Most of the time, I don't do anything to my hair at all, though I love to have interestingly colored hair. I'm not a talented DIYer when it comes to hair, and hiring professionals is expensive!

While I hope for fame and fortune from the publication of my book, I have neither yet. But I want to feel confident and look good at the writing conference and in those pictures. She agreed. So, now I look amazing. Thanks, Mom!

She didn't stop there, though. She also bought me awesome back to school sneakers. (I always wear Converse. It's sort of my thing). 

And she still bought lunch and ice cream. 

Yep, I'm spoiled. I'll try not to be a brat though. 


  1. Oh my gosh, this reminds me so much of how my mother use to spoil me. There was no end to what she'd do. Moms! I miss mine. Enjoy your times with your mother. Always take a little time for your self with her, although you both share your children. BTW, did I mention, your hair is amazing looking! Nice dye job and I love those shoes--very cool.

  2. Love the streaks! My mom spoils me too.

  3. Thanks! I love my stripes, and my mom :-)