It’s hard to find a good hairstylist, especially when you have curly hair. Therefore, I’ve taken to driving nearly 100 miles roundtrip every two-and-a-half months so Isabelle and I can get our “curly cuts.” Our stylist is located in Downtown Lancaster
Our stylist is located in Lancaster, just steps away from the Central Market, which is the country’s oldest, continuously operating, farmer’s market. Therefore, we can make a day out of it. And seeing as Isabelle was off from school anyway today, we did make a day of it. First, we ran errands around Downtown Lancaster. Next, we ventured into Central Market with a three-fold mission: (1) Buy rijuice. (2) Buy lunch. (3) Go to Shady Maple to pick up a doughnut before they ran out.
Isabelle started going to a grown-up salon at the tender age of three. I needed to bribe her with something in order to comply with Joy, my hair stylist. Therefore, there was the promise of a cookie if she behaved during her haircut. (She always did.) However, once Joy moved to a new salon in Downtown Lancaster, we had to find new motivation since there was no longer a cookie bakery adjacent to her salon.
Enter the Shady Maple Doughnut. Isabelle had one the first time we went Downtown for haircuts and has been requesting them as her haircut reward ever since. However, we went to Shady Maple after her December haircut and they were SOLD OUT! We went to two other Central Market stands that sold doughnuts that day and they were also sold out. Therefore, I wisened up this time… we bought the doughnut in advance of the haircut. (But I waited until after her haircut to give it to her.)
Like always, she earned it.