I don't know exactly how old I was but I do remember mom curling my sisters and my hair back when I was young and dressing us in matching dresses for holidays at our grandparents. I used to love all the attention and affection we would get from our grandmother and aunts and the special way it would make us feel. Naturally this stopped sometime before I entered kindergarten and I didn't think about it for years.
Then about the time I hit 15 I became fascinated with rock stars all of who wore their hair long and I started to grow mine out. I must admit it was always oily and looked a bit ratty and mom was always threatening to wash and curl it for me if I didn't take better care of it. Finally one night shortly after my 16th birthday I walked in and mom was having a girls night with my two sisters.
She told me that it was a girls only event and that I had either be prepared to have my hair curled and nails done or I had better leave. No way was she going to get away with this so I pushed her button and said sure thinking she would back down.
To my surprise she didn't give and I didn't back down and 45 minutes later I had my hair set in curlers and she was pulling out a bottle of nail polish. Oh well I thought, dad was out of town and there was no way mom or my sisters would rat on me so I just went along. After we all had our hair set and nails done mom pulled out our baby pictures and we listened to records while mom reminised about how cute we looked in the old albums.
After that I was hooked, not so much about the nail polish but about getting my hair curled with my mom and sisters. It was a real let down as my sisters moved away and I left for college but life goes on.
Now that I'm married it would be a dream come true to have my wife offer to curl my hair. But I am afraid to ask, she is just someone who could never understand. I have thought of asking one of my sisters to not so accidentally out my past to her but I am afraid how she would react.
If you ask me your husband is a lucky man.
Edited by maggied - August 30 2010 at 2:40pm