Monday, October 18, 2010
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
And I'm addicted to hair bows.
(Jana - is that you in the back? :) )
How did this happen, you ask?
It's no one's fault but my own.
I first knew I had a problem when I decided I needed a better way to contain all BabyCakes' bows. Then I binged and spent $15 on bows at one time.
That may not seem like a big deal, but for me it's huge.
That was when I hit bottom.
This is my story...
My first hair bows were a gift. They were free -- a friend gave them to me as a baby present. At the time I found them cute but I didn't really get it -- yet.
I didn't use them.
Then time passed and as my baby grew more hair, I thought about trying a bow for myself.
I put one in and it instantly transformed her from being normal-cute to soooo CUTE.
There was a high.
At first I only bought them on weekends (at yardsales). I told myself, "All the other moms are doing it. It's fun and makes me happy."
Then I started having cravings when I would dress BabyCakes and find her without a perfectly matching bow.
I was hooked when I bought the purple polka dotted one. I knew polka dots would step it up to a new level, but the plain bows weren't doing it for me anymore.
I didn't even wait to get home before using it.
Finally, on Friday evening when J wasn't home, I loaded up the kids in the Honda and went searching for a fix. First I hit a kids consignment store and then onto Target.
The night was young. The ribbon was crisp. I bought bows at both places.
I told myself I didn't "need" to buy bows. I just wanted them.
In only the brief amount of time that BabyCakes' hair has been able to sustain a bow, I've bought (or been given) 26 kinds and used them almost daily.
I'm not proud.
Don't worry about me, though. I've got it under control. My family and friends support me.
I will still use them recreationally, but I'm going to avoid temptation as much as possible. Craft fairs and children's boutiques -- the seedy underbelly of the handmade accessory world -- are going to have to be off-limits. I wouldn't want a relapse.
Thanks for letting me share.
Posted by Cayce at Monday, October 18, 2010