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. Sarah also rambles on about her children dumping pee on the carpet on her personal blog Sarah and the Goon Squad and she complains about sports on Draft Day Suit.
Cross Posted on SATGS.