I was at Safeway yesterday and I remembered that I needed shampoo. I don’t normally buy hair products at the grocery store but this was kind of an emergency. I had been using baby shampoo because that is all that was left in the shower.
So I was browsing in the shampoo aisle when I saw it. Paul Mitchell Shampoo One. I didn’t even know they still made Shampoo One, but there it was.
Yes, yes, I remember the commercial where Paul himself said that they didn’t guarantee their products unless I bought them in a salon but I couldn’t resist.
(Don’t worry, this story will eventually go somewhere.)
This morning I got in the shower and the second I smelled the Shampoo One it was as if I has been whisked back in time to the eighth grade. I was a huge user of Paul Mitchell products back in junior high school.
I could almost hear the Def Leppard and feel the spiral perm. I knew exactly who I had a crush on and who my math teacher was. I wanted to walk to 7-11 with Jill and buy Teen Beat to see if there were any articles on Corey Haim.
And then I remembered where I was and I looked at my son (who was in the shower with me and inexplicably washing my shower walls with bar soap) and realized how lucky I am and how great my life has turned out so far.
It is so easy to get frustrated with the day to day minutia: This morning Ian dumped a training potty full of pee on my carpet, Claudia threw a screaming fit in Trader Joe’s last week, I can’t get Spirit Airlines to refund my $29 the cat won’t stop meowing so that I will open up the window and it is 40 degrees outside.
But you know what? I have a great family, children and a nice place to live.
But most of all, I don’t have to be in junior high anymore.
Cross Posted on DC Metro Moms Blog.