Lover be kind!

I always knew I would love you.

From the first moment we met, I inhaled your scent and recognized it as an old friend.

I was in your presence for seconds before I was certain I would love you forever.

Unfortunately, I am unable to be with you often.

I have other obligations: school, my children, my husband.

But I think about you all year, longing for the feel of your heat on my skin.

When we meet, I melt into your hot embrace; I sigh; I am content.

I have missed you.

However, mere minutes into our reunion, I remember why I stayed away; why I am not with you more often.

You can be mean.


Aggressive even.

Last year you broke my straightening iron. Broke it right in half.

So this year, I decided to give you what you want.

I know you prefer me with curls.

So that is how I am wearing my hair for you.

I have left my straightening iron behind.

You like me wild and crazy, and looking all gooney-goo-goo; so that’s how I’m going to be for you.



But now you’re being ridiculous.

This look you want me to wear is beyond curly.

I look like a scouring pad.

So Florida humidity, you no longer get a say in my appearance.

Your micromanaging ways are over.

IF I come back next year, I’ll be arming myself with better hair accessories.

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37 Responses to Lover be kind!
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    August 24, 2011 | 2:19 am

    First, yay for moving to WP!!

    And yes, that is some BIG hair. BIG. You’re still beautiful though ;)

  2. Ann
    August 24, 2011 | 2:24 am

    OMG – that was awesome! Seriously laugh-out-loud funny!

    I love Florida and it’s humidity. I can’t visit drier climes now without getting chapped lips! Fortunately, my hair is straight and pretty much behaves!

  3. amanda austin
    August 23, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    You just have to embrace the Florida humidity when you’re in the thick of it (pun intended). After almost 4 yrs of living here, I’m just used to my hair always looking like shit. Embrace the brillo.

  4. Glamamom
    August 23, 2011 | 11:35 pm

    You still look adorbs!

  5. Glamamom
    August 23, 2011 | 11:39 pm

    Scrolling through, whose posts are these?? Whose lobsta is that?

  6. julianna
    August 23, 2011 | 11:59 pm

    Humidity sucks. When the hell did you go to Florida?

    Really woman, we should time our trips better.

    We could commiserate together with our bad hair styles. :)

  7. Nellie (The Midlife Cruiser)
    August 24, 2011 | 12:46 am

    Ok, first of all, I gotta say I think it’s cute…but also I have a thing for butts :) LOVE the butt head look! hehe!

  8. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    August 24, 2011 | 1:01 am

    Oh my! I live where there is no humidity so if I was in anything that can do THAT to hair I’m certain I’d die!

    That being said, I have stick straight hair that never frizzes, but also has no body. So if I get caught in humidity I look like a drowned rat!

  9. Ally
    August 24, 2011 | 1:41 am

    My hair + humid air = biggest head you’ve ever seen. It curls, it waves, it frizzes. Oh how it frizzes. Just got back from vacation in Reno/Tahoe, where it’s blessedly dry and my hair behaves… :)

  10. Drizzle
    August 24, 2011 | 2:12 am

    For a majority of the summer I’ve been putting my hair up because it seems like no matter what I do in the morning, my hair becomes a frizzy mess by the end of the day.

  11. My Inner Chick
    August 24, 2011 | 2:17 am

    Madonna called….She wants her 80s Big Ass hair back!! xx

  12. My Inner Chick
    August 24, 2011 | 2:19 am

    oops, i put my wrong email in! Sorry

  13. The Laughing Housewife
    August 24, 2011 | 4:14 am

    You really had me!

  14. Lisa Buben
    August 24, 2011 | 5:49 am

    I can relate to the frizzes up here in the Northeast :) And our weather goes back and forth so it looks like 2 different hairstyles.

  15. Lola
    August 24, 2011 | 8:14 am

    Oh PULEEASE! You look hot no matter what is nesting on top of your head! BUT as your friend let me give you one word of advice for battling Florida humidity. CHI.

    Best ceramic flat irons on the market.
    Once straight, you’ll NEVA frizz again!

  16. MommaKiss
    August 24, 2011 | 9:40 am

    No Mo Bloggah!? Atta girl.

    I could use some scouring in my kitchen, come on over.

  17. becca
    August 24, 2011 | 11:37 am

    the joys of living in FL see this is what i contend with daily. but you make it look so cute

  18. RachelJoy
    August 24, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    are you sure you didn’t use a crimper?

    Cool Bean Mommas

  19. Janette
    August 24, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    HAHAHAH!! The best part was the gooney-go go part where i had a memory of Eddie Murphy and watching his stand up act talkin’ about Aunt Bunnie… ahahah!! Great one!

  20. JennyBean
    August 24, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    It’s like that here too in coastal S.C. We’re in the swamp with the aligators and mosquitos and frizzy hair… but, seriously, you look adorable–tusseled, even. :o )

  21. CRY
    August 24, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    I still think you look pretty as ever and cute.
    you should put on a sexy lingerie (did I spell that wrong) with your hair like that and surprise your husband.

  22. Ehsan
    August 24, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    I always enjoy reading your blog!

  23. Kimberly
    August 24, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    Even with the frizz, you still look gorgeous. Enjoy Florida! You can always make an impromptu stop in Kentucky for a visit if you get bored… ;)

  24. Portia
    August 24, 2011 | 9:24 pm

    Hey, when were you here in FL? Would be a hoot to meet you! Ahh well. I am near enough to Disney to make me cringe sometimes. And see? The hurricane must have moved away from us just because of you! :)

  25. The Accidental Somebody
    August 24, 2011 | 10:13 pm

    Ummmm do you ever NOT look adorable??

  26. Lady Estrogen
    August 24, 2011 | 10:55 pm

    OMG – where do your bangs end and poof begin?!
    HAHAHA… love it.
    What’s even better is your facial expression.

  27. Coffeypot
    August 25, 2011 | 1:13 am

    Thanks! Seeing your picture just reminded my I need to clean my toilet bowl. What? No offense…you look beautiful in a scrubbing brush sort of way.

  28. Unknown Mami
    August 25, 2011 | 1:49 am

    You look good no matter what.

  29. Nicky
    August 25, 2011 | 6:37 am

    Hmmmmm….I made lasagna last night for supper. Can I borrow your head to do the dishes?

    Oh, ok. That was just mean. But it’s not fair that you have 4 kids, flat abs and you look fabulous even with I’ve-just-been-electrocuted hair.

  30. Amber
    August 25, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Hah – humidity and rain KILL my hair. Makes it all frizzy and puts these weird curls in it. I’d throw it up in a cool puff ball if my hair was long enough…you rock it, show that humidity who’s boss.

  31. Dean
    August 25, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    You me going! Who/what is she talking about? Even the hair straightener didn’t quite clue me. Duh! Awesome pic. Wouldn’t advise and trips to the Amazon just yet! :-)


  32. Chickens Consigliere
    August 25, 2011 | 10:57 pm

    ha, i remember that post. I don’t care, you are cute however your hair falls. It is just hair. Go back to Florida. Only not this weekened. That wouldn’t be wise. You’d have more of a windblown look. Which could also be good, I guess. Ok, goodbye:-)

  33. Mrs. Tuna
    August 25, 2011 | 11:28 pm

    Ummm…shave your head, it would fix a lot of hair crisis.

  34. Tracie
    August 26, 2011 | 12:12 am

    I have to live in that Florida humidity everyday. It is hell, I tell you. One week a year, when we visit my mom in AZ, I have pretty hair.

  35. Totsymae
    August 26, 2011 | 7:45 am

    I’ll be ready to see the humidity drop too. I hid from it most of the summer though. It doesn’t do much for my personality. So draining.

  36. Toriz
    August 26, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Never mind. Soon enough it will be cooler and you can forget about it! :)

  37. BusyWorkingMama
    August 28, 2011 | 7:43 pm

    Haha, love it! Humidity does a body good!

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