Saving money is always something that is on the mind of anyone raising kids! No matter how much comes in, it always seems like the demands for what needs to go out is more!
Here is a little story about a time that I was pretty sure I had figured out a way to put my family on easy street. Simple things add up to a LOT! It is a story I call…
Why Holly’s Children Cover their Head and Run When they See Oprah
Holly has been cutting her husband’s hair for years.
She has some fancy hair cuttin’ scissors.
She has some electric clippers.
She has no formal hair cuttin’ training.
Every once in awhile she has to remind her husbsand that he gets what he pays for.
Overall, it has worked out well…
Well, except for that time back in ’92 when Holly accidentally cut a bald spot in his temple the day before he started a fancy new job.
Shhhh…that time is long forgotten.
So, imagine Holly’s delight when she watched Oprah the other day. Oprah was interviewing America’s most frugal family.
America’s most frugal family cuts their own hair!
Yay for America’s most frugal family.
Yay for Oprah.
Yay for Holly.
Holly should be on Oprah!
And then Holly had what Oprah calls a lightbulb moment…
Holly should share her hair cuttin’ joy with her three boys.
That is what America’s most frugal family does.
Holly is sure that is what Oprah would do if she had three boys and wasn’t rich and famous.
Holly paused the television and ushered the boys into the kitchen. She sat them down one by one on a hair cuttin’ stool and covered them with a professional cape.
There was a lot of clipping.
There was a lot of cutting.
The hair was a flyin’.
There might have even been a bit of complainin’.
When Holly stood back and assessed her work, she smiled.
And giggled a bit.
And then she rushed to her computer.
After Googling, “mullet reversal”, Holly decided that the next time her hair cuttin’ scissors wanted to save money she would think about using them to clip a coupon.