Gabi saw this picture...
And said, "Look, mom, it's Lady Gaga!"
Of course I had to repeat what she'd said in Portuguese to all the ladies in the salon, and everyone erupted in laughter, telling Gabi what a doll she was. She didn't quite know what her mistake had been (it's strange to think she's never seen a picture of Marilyn Monroe), but she was glowing form all of the attention.
I love going to salons here in Brazil. They are bright, vibrant places full of chatter. Women who have never met each other before give opinions on hairstyles and talk about babies and grandchildren and politics. And Big Brother, which is huge here. And my favorite, how to find a good maid or nanny.
I love the comraderie. And I love that Gabi loves it, too. It's the perfect place for a girls' day out. Not to mention that you can get a manicure and pedicure for just $6! I won't even go into the incredibly cheap prices for waxing (it makes the pain TOTALLY worthwhile).