Friday, May 18, 2012

Little Olivia

"Why don't you get a haircut?  You look like a chrysanthemum"
-P. G. Wodehouse

Mother and Child
Mary Cassatt 1844-1926
via here

After reading my last post , my Mother inquired about a certain "other picture" of me from around the same time.  The result of her LEAVING me at the beauty parlor...with the same stylist who broke the devastating news that my blonde hair would not last into adulthood

Five years old with a mild obsession with Olivia Newton John...I told the stylist I wanted to look just like Sandy.  This is what I had in mind...

What I got was a fully-processed perm (on a 5 year old!)
 This is what the stylist had in mind...

Little Olivia

As if it couldn't get worse...
-note adult size denture, placed after falling off a
tarzan swing knocking out my front tooth

-I think that butterfly necklace just makes the outfit

Don't leave your child at the hair salon

"I wanted to look like Olivia at the beginning
of the movie, not the end."
-my 5 year old self


Anonymous said...

This is hilarious - all of it!
Thanks for sharing!

Gail, in northern California said...

You should have been a therapist..."Feeling kinda' blue? Here. Look at these pictures taken of me when I was five years old. Why yes. That is an adult tooth, why do you ask?"

Oh lord, Jennifer, you had me laughing 'til I had tears.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Ha! Your poor thing...... I think you still look pretty darn cute though. Thanks for the chuckle! Enjoy your weekend!



I Dream Of said...

I love it. I've hidden away all the photos of my perm years out of shame. I always liked Sandy at the beginning of the movie better than the bad girl at the end. Still do!
Hope your week is off to a lovely start! XO

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