The other day I took my soon-to-be second grader (sniff, sniff – she’s getting so big!) in for a free hair cut at JCP.
That’s what we’re supposed to call it now, right? It’s no longer Penney’s?
Anyhoo, they’re giving away free cuts to any child between Kindergarten and 6th grade throughout the month of August. Sounds great, right? And super smart of them too – while we waited for our appointment, I wandered the store and ended up with school backpacks for Sadie and Davis, and a shirt for Ed. As someone who has never shopped there before, it definitely gave me a reason to stop in and check it out.
I nonchalantly mentioned to Avery’s stylist that I never knew they had a salon before, at which point she starts listing off all the services they perform. She then turns to my daughter and says, “We do eyebrow waxing too, so in a couple of years you can come back and get those bushy brows cleaned up. Yours aren’t as bad as my daughter’s though. My daughter is six and I can’t wait to get rid of her caterpillars.”
Um, excuse me? Did she just insult my beautiful girl (and her own beautiful girl, apparently), and quite possibly give her a complex about the way she looks at the tender age of seven?
After assuring her that I think my beautiful girl has quite lovely brows, and that we wouldn’t be needing waxing services any time soon, I whisked her out of there and spent the car ride home boosting Avery’s confidence.
In the future, I think we’ll stick to our girl Emilie. Cuz that free cut cost more than I’m willing to pay.
necklace – Wild Ruffle, shorts and tank – Target, bracelet – The Vintage Gypsy, shoes – Marc Fisher