Wig Shopping with Grandma


(This is not a picture of Grandma in her new wig.)


Last Wednesday, Grandma H decided we would add wig shopping to our to-do list.

Grandma H has a good head of hair, but she doesn’t like having to get it done every week. So she told me she would wear a wig in between hair appointments.

I’m on board because this sounds reasonable enough.

So we head to a wig store in Waterbury. Wigs range from $140-350. For a short haired wig?!

Are you kidding me?

I used to wig shop in LA and San Diego during my club kid days of some moons ago. A wig that went down to my bum cost me $50.

While we’re waiting to try on a wig, another shopper says to Grandma H, “That one looks good on you.”

I try not to laugh. Grandma H looks stunned.

I explain, “That’s her real hair.”

The lady looks suitably surprised. “Oh, well it looks nice.”

I love Grandma H but it looks overteased and hairsprayed. Nice is not in the realm of possibility.

Grandma H tries a few on to get an idea of the color and style she would like. ย But we can’t pay those kind of prices.

After the sticker shock, we decide to try another store. We head over to a less expensive hair place where the wigs go for $29.99. That’s reasonable.

Grandma H explains to me, “I plan to wear it like a hat. Just when I go out of the house.”

I try not to crack up at the image of her in a hair hat.

We end up finding two pretty nice wigs and get them for $58. (We got a little discount for buying both.)

Grandma H whispers, “I only have $40 on me.”

So I say, “I can spot you the money.”

Then I go make the purchase for her.

Later, we go to the scratch off place and Grandma H buys $20 in scratch offs. I forget that old ladies divide up their cash by their activities. God only knows how much she has in that purse divided amongst ten different purposes.

She ends up winning $50 recouping the cost of the ticket and one wig. It’s a good day for Grandma H.




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19 Responses to Wig Shopping with Grandma

  1. indiaphare says:

    She sounds awesome! I would love to see pictures of her in her ‘hair hats’.

  2. PJ Sharon says:

    So sweet that you spend time with your grandmother like this, Kourtney. You are a good grand daughter. That puppy is sooo cute!

    • PJ, it’s one of the big pluses of being in the area–massive family time.Grandma H decided I needed a weekly outing with her while I’m here. She’s pretty hilarious and more like my girlfriend than my grandma. The puppy is my Emerson sitting on my mom’s kitchen table after a grooming. It kinda looks like he’s wearing a wig. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Linds says:

    I love reading your stories…want more of grandma H!!!!

    • Thanks Linds! Glad you enjoy my Grandma H stories. She’s not the typical grandma. She doesn’t know how to crochet or knit. She likes murder movies. And she once substituted shake and bake for graham crackers in a cheesecake recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lee Ann says:

    Your grandmother is awesome! Just keep the stories coming, I really would like to hear more about her ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It's the little things that make life great.berry says:

    Funny story. Great pic. You have a funny grandma. Lucky u.

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  7. Novel Girl says:

    P.S. That doggy on that table like that is suuuper cute!

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