Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A momentous occasion

At last it has happened. I've been waiting for this for years. I've checked over, and over, but until now have been denied this opportunity. But finally I can rejoice with those around me.

I haven't posted for a while because I was partying in Utah. Had some HORRIFIC non-rev adventures (like 27 hours in DFW, with two hyper pre-schoolers and myself that had to go find a bathroom every 30 minutes), an AMAZING fun time at my high school reunion, a blast playing with my sisters and nieces (and the one nephew I saw), re-connected with some amazing friends, and got the best hair cut I've ever had in my life (thanks sis!).

It was because of that haircut that this momentous thing has happened to me. A life long goal has been accomplished. This sense of completion has filled my being.

I discovered my first gray hair.

So, in case you haven't noticed, I'm weird. Really. In all honesty, I really am happy to find this little hair. I've been expecting a gray hair for years now. My mom was really young when she started going gray (mid 20's I think). That could partly be the 4 kids she had in 4 years by the time she was 24. I thought I'd follow her footsteps. I have a sister that found a gray arm hair when we were in high school. Several times I thought I'd discovered one, only to be disappointed and decide it was a blond highlight. But there I was, standing in front of my mom's mirror playing with my seriously cute hair, when it popped right out. Totally gray. And about 3 inches long. Obviously been hiding for a while now. I love it.

I have never dyed my hair in my life. My biggest reason: I'm too lazy/cheap to keep it up. And I really hate the way it looks when dye jobs are growing out. My mom wasn't allowed to dye her hair. My dad had a thing for pure white hair and really wanted my mom to get that way asap. I kind of like that attitude. And if I don't dye it, I'll never be one of those weird 72 year old ladies with pink hair the end of the month and shocking auburn 3 days later.

So here I am. Rejoicing that I'm all grown up and produce gray hairs all on my own. It really gives me this little sense of satisfaction.

'Cause I'm weird like that.

7 comments:

  1. It was fun to spend time with you, So glad I could help you achieve this personal discovery!

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  2. It was great to see you! Love ya lots sis

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  3. Ok, maybe I should feel more like that. I just wish I didn't find so many!!

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  4. I love your wierdness. I was never too excited to find grey hairs, of course now I'm wishing it was all grey instead of striped. Makes me feel like a skunk.

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  5. I love you. You make me giggle. But I for one totally plan on being an old lady with weird hair. I've always wanted purple hair, but if I dye it purple now I'm bad and rebellious. If I dye it purple when I'm an old lady then I'm just the crazy, eccentric old lady who's a little out of touch. See, it totally works!! Think about it.

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  6. I just read your posting on babycenter.com about what battles to fight and what battles to let go. Can you please give me information on what you do when your kids tell you no. I have a 4 year old strong willed little boy who is in a "rutt" :) of telling us no, or in just a little bit, ect, ect ,ect. He doesn't like timeout at all and he starts kicking screaming when you try to take him to time out. Do you have any suggestions?

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  7. LOL--that's awesome and such a great attitude. I started coloring my hair a year or so ago and wish I could just be happy with the non-color it wants to be. I hate spending the money, I hate it when it grows out, I hate the social pressure to keep doing it. Maybe I'll follow your example and just stop all together. Are you going to post a picture of the super cute cut?

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