Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pulling Out My Hair


No, it is not because the children have yet another week off from school. So far so good. The change in weather makes all the difference. Yesterday, Greenie, the kids, and I headed to the zoo. It was a perfect day, not too hot, not too cold - we all know it isn't going to last so we are enjoying it while it is around. The kids had a great time (although it always amazes me when we do things like an outing at the zoo and the kids are more interested in the pair of ducks who have taken over a fountain, or the light fixtures that light the paths). But that's not why I am pulling out my hair either.

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With the new spring light, I have discovered a bunch of gray hairs. Now, I know many of you are thinking: so what that is just part of the aging process. True and I can go along with some of the other delightful things that happen, but gray hair? No way! I'm just not ready. I am a red head and have been for the last 32 years and it really is part of my identity. So, when I see those suckers I pull 'em out. It used to be that I would see one or two, but now they seem to be multiplying - quickly. My hair dresser said it is okay to pull them out and that it isn't true that more come when you pull them out. He said it just seems that way because you make them all the same length. If these things don't slow down soon I am not going to be worrying about the length because I going to be bald, but just in the front and on the sides because I can't see the ones in the back.

Plus, I am guessing that with the rainy days ahead and all three children home I might be back to pulling my hair out anyway, red or gray. Either way, I think I might have a new identity before the spring break is over - the strange looking red head woman who is bald except for the patch of graying red hair in the back. Oh well.

Hope you all are having a good week and you too are getting some spring light (but not too much because it is very revealing) - some finished knitting projects, Sam's second run in with a raccoon, and pictures of the reupholstered sofa coming soon...

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute picture! I don't see any gray hairs. But if I did, I'd tell you that's what the bottle is for LOL!

MKHKK said...

Bleaching mine is my only saving grace right now. LOL. Too bad you can't do that. Great pic. Isn't the zoo an oasis?

Niki said...

O.K. I think we have had this conversation. I am two years behind you and I almost have a gray streak. I am going to have to check you out at school next Monday! My mum was full gray by the end of her 30's so I know it is coming soon, luckily both of my parents have thick, healthy, beautiful looking gray hair. All I have to say is - this is what you get for having 4 kiddos! hee!

Niki said...

O.K. I think we have had this conversation. I am two years behind you and I almost have a gray streak. I am going to have to check you out at school next Monday! My mum was full gray by the end of her 30's so I know it is coming soon, luckily both of my parents have thick, healthy, beautiful looking gray hair. All I have to say is - this is what you get for having 4 kiddos! hee!

Becka said...

You look beautiful, with or without gray hair.

Splaneyo said...

Niki,
Hopefully, if I have done my work correctly, you won't see any Monday!

Anonymous said...

the best part of this post is the little lost pink shoe by the lion's front paw in the picture...