Hair clip 100; a mystery of mum life
One of the great mysteries of mum life…
…where do all the lost hair clips go?
Having two daughters with a lot of hair, we get through a lot of hair clips. I buy packs and packs, again and again. We’ve had glittery ones, pink ones, silver ones. neon ones. ones in every colour of the rainbow. Patterned ones, plain ones. Ones with My Little Pony on or all of the Disney characters, all at once. Yet every single one seems to vanish.
Eliza used to wear at least one to nursery, every day, and would come home without it, every day. No-one ever knew where they went. I once hunted down the nursery lost property box which had hundreds in, and only about two were ours. Perplexing.
So where do they disappear to? Are they hiding somewhere, perhaps beneath the floorboards, along with all my lost credit cards? Have they taken a holiday on a one-way ticket with all the odd socks, never to return?
In recognition of her big sister, Florence has now upped her hair clip game and wants to wear one at all times (last night I attempted to take it off when she was fast sleep. I’m not kidding, she sat straight up and said ‘Where’s my haiiiirclip?’ I like my hairclips, with a side-order of mum guilt, obviously). And she will now only wear one with a Frozen character on, which makes for an frantic search in the morning.
This just adds to the many other mysteries of mum life – why does bedtime happen at the end of the long day, when everyone’s already exhausted? Why don’t we get a teacher visit – as seen on Topsy and Tim – yet everyone else does? And what exactly is behind the addictive lure of Paw Patrol?