Mama Diaries

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mama's Hair Accessory

I had stepped outside to water a plant that was on the porch. When I came back in, my daughter looked at me kind of funny. She came up to me and started messing with my hair. Then she jumped back and screamed.

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"There's a bug in your hair!"

I ran my fingers through my hair to get whatever it was out.

Sure enough, there was a bug. A cute little lightning bug. I flicked it onto the floor.

"You screamed for that?" I asked.

She nodded.

"Don't be scared. It's just my new hair accessory," I said. "It'll make me look real pretty at night when it lights up!"



Before I  go, I want to let you all know that I'm on my month-long book tour for Ten Zany Birds. My first stop is a review at Mrs. Mommy Booknerd.  If you'd like to read it, please stop by!

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  1. That bug would make you look festive at night!

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    1. Yes, it would. I should find a few more to put in my hair!

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  2. Hi, dear Sherry! As you know I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Folks up there also referred to those insects as lightning bugs whereas they are called fireflies elsewhere. Did you ever have a bee in your bonnet? :)

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    1. I'm from Cleveland, Ohio. We call them lightning bugs there. They're probably called fireflies down here in Georgia, but I still haven't gotten with the program.

      There's always a bee in my bonnet. ;-)

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    2. FYI - I left a comment on Mrs. Mommy Booknerd hours ago and it has not yet been published. I didn't want you to think I ignored the link. :)

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    3. Hi Shady I saw your comment, and left a comment. Thank you so much for visiting. Your support means a lo!. I think the blog owner isn't online often, so she takes a while to approve comments.

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    4. Make that "a lot!" The keys are sticking on my keyboard. :-(

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    5. Oh. I just went over to the blog. It must have been Alex's comment I commented on. But my comment isn't there, and neither is yours. I'm sure it'll get there eventually.

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    6. All that matters to me is that you know you have my support, Sherry. :)

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  3. I like lightening bugs from afar... not so sure I'd like one in my hair :-) .... Good luck on your month long tour, I hope it goes really well xox

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    1. Thank you!

      I like lightning bugs, too. They make the night look festive.

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  4. I suppose it's better than a spider in your hair.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I've had a spider in my hair. It completely freaked me out!

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  5. Free accessories and light too, win win

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  6. You are still getting lightning bugs this late in the year? But they would make you festive for the holidays (and maybe safer than that Swedish tradition of using candles in the hair)

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    1. I never could figure out why they'd have lighted candles in their hair. That's just plain crazy!

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    2. And yes, we have a ton of lightning bugs here!

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  7. It might lay eggs there too :PP Imagine how pretty would that be...

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    1. Then I'd have lots of lighted hair accessories!

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  8. I once had a bee stuck in my hair. It was scary.

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  9. I would have screamed and jumped around.. don't fancy a live hair accessory!

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    1. Fortunately, I don't get easily frightened.

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  10. I admire your composure - and your imagination!

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  11. Why does everybody freak out about bugs so much?

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