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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Allure of the Beauty Salon

Kerri Lynn trimming Punchy's hair yesterday after school.
Perfecting the look at House of DeCicco Salon in Ridgewood.
Feeling like a new person.
Kerri Lynn used to work at Vamp, and did my weekly blowouts for a long time. Vamp doesn't do kids, so she kindly came to our house with her comb and scissors to cut Punchy's hair starting last fall. Punch was instantly enthralled by her long blonde hair, glittery jewelry and fun personality.

Then Kerri Lynn moved on to House of DeCicco in Ridgewood, about 35 minutes away. Too far for my weekly blowouts, but Punch and I still follow the road to Kerri for the little one's haircuts. That's a long way to go for a haircut, H. said. But I know in my heart that constants in Punch's life mean a lot. You can't put a price on them--so I'm willing to make the drive. In fact, I already booked her next haircut for a Saturday in December so she'll be ready for Christmas!

It's a pretty place with dreamy chandeliers and treats on glass pedestals under glass domes. [Yesterday, Punch and I each had a piece of donut.]

I need to get some rest now--Punchy is with her grandma for the weekend, and I'm leaving by 5:45 a.m. with Pats & co. to watch my friends compete in the annual Men's Health Urbanathlon race/obstacle course starting at Citi Field in Queens @ 8 o'clock. Go friends!!!! 17 of them, wearing blue [women] and green [men] shirts emblazoned in the back with Patsy's slogan: GO HARD OR GO HOME. These people are my idols, in more ways than one.

  1. Boot camp in the park.
  2. Walked Sug around block.
  3. Salon blowout [biked there, no car].
  4. Important phone chat with Jane.


  1. You're such a good mommy. Punch and Kerri Lynn look like a match made in heaven!

  2. Eileen, thank you. My good mommy role tanked as the week went on, for various reasons....sending love to you and yours, alice