To tell this story I have to admit that I'm one of those Moms that the American Society of People Who Think You Don't Have Any Functional Brain Cells warns you about... yep, my daughter watches television... infomercials even.
She recently saw the infomercial for the EZ Comb...
and 2 days later we were on our way to Target - backseat (one-sided) conversation went something like this "Mom maybe they have the EZ Comb, can we get an EZ Comb because those other things hurt your head but you can sleep in the EZ Comb and you can make a butterfly with the EZ Comb and a twist with the EZ Comb and it's good for long hair and short hair and the EZ comb comes in black and brown and silver. Can we get one?"
my response: "We'll see"
All parents know that "we'll see" is mom code for "I really hope that you'll forget about this in the next few minutes because I SO don't want to deal with it at all"
She didn't forget, but Target doesn't sell the EZ Comb... we're off the hook.
Until we went to Wally-World a few days later.
"Mom - is the EZ Comb HERE? - it's good for short hair and long hair and I can sleep in it, etc... etc... complete with quotes from the infomercial and LOTS of EZ Comb propaganda"
No EZ Comb here either - whoo-hoo
but then... Grandma's in town and we had reason to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond. They had the EZ Comb...
and I caved!
and you know what - it IS good for long hair and short hair. You CAN sleep in it (but I wouldn't recommend it - she didn't wake up happy). It DOES make a really cool fountain twist with the butterfly EZ Comb. The EZ Comb Ponytail even works even though I scoffed at the very idea. Of course, the only picture is of the silver EZ Comb (her fave) doing nothing more than pulling back the sides of her hair...
AND it's like an instant facelift... which means it's also an instant headache. When somebody pulled my hair as a child I cried... and now I pay good money to have a device that pulls my hair permanently? I have a personal 2 hour limit to wearing that thing... M lasts a little longer - she made it through church the first Sunday. Although "through" might not be the right word because the hairdo had to be re-done during the first hour (her thin hair doesn't stay in there so well when she's crawling on the floor) and again the second hour (the thin hair also tries to escape when the kid next to you is messing with your head). The next Sunday we learned our lesson and put a regular ponytail in BEFORE adding the EZ Comb... MUCH better!
Hmmm... I'm thinking I need an endorsement check - at .25 for each time I wrote EZ Comb - multiplied by whoever reads this... well, O.K. - we're still a long way from EZ street...