Are middle-aged suburban moms silly? We must seem silly to a lot of people. Certainly my daughter thinks that I am very silly. Of course it is the middle aged crisis that I am having that makes me think that all men of a certain age are in love with me. I’m sure they are. However, I also think that all men are in love with my friend, Natalie. She disagrees, except for one, the hairdresser, Alberto at Supercuts.
One day, when we were walking our children to school, she confessed that she thought Alberto was very sexy. He is somewhere around our age and this is a change of career for him. That morning, she shyly admitted that Alberto was very flirtatious with her. She was sure that he might have a little crush on her. For instance, he told her the other day, “You need to put a good conditioner in your hair. Then while it is soaking in your hair, you can rub your whole body clean. Then rinse.” Natalie mimicked Alberto rubbing his body in a very suggestive way. I told her that I would have to check Alberto out for myself.
Of course she did not believe me. She knows that I am very bad with money and that I can’t stand Supercuts because I often have to wait for hours just to get a $12 hair cut. I really think you have to do the analysis of how much your time is actually worth. Natalie is adamant that expensive haircuts are just not worth the money and Alberto is great! Natalie, is very good at being frugal and is showing me the ropes. For instance, she buys expired Vitamin Water at the dollar store. “Who cares” she says. She has tried to convince me to give up my Diet Coke habit because it is just too expensive. I will never have the will to do such an extreme thing, however, the hair cut, I would try.
Last December, one evening my daughter and I met Natalie at Supercuts. We waited for hours just to get Alberto.
This is how bored we were. Finally after two hours. Natalie went first and then I got a chance to have the sexy Alberto.
Alberto and me
Supercuts was practically closed by the time we were finished and Natalie had long gone. As my daughter and I stepped up to the cash register to pay, Alberto rang us up and recommended a good conditioner for my daughter. He turned to the two of and said “You just put this in your hair and rub your body all over” He mimed a shower “And then…you can rinse.” I didn’t have the heart to tell Natalie.