hair pick resurgence
the young boy's hair resists, tho
fie on you, Nature!
For the past several weeks, the wee one has been very intent on growing out his hair. I even took him to a super hip place to get his hair did. The sailor-suit wearing tattooed man de-scraggled the wee one nicely, so that his hair could grow out evenly.
The problem is, I have misunderstood the plan for the wee one's hair. I was thinking he was going for a sort of Disney Channel-chic, you know… one of those early Zac Efron hairdos, or maybe even (God forbid) some kind of Justin Bieber thing.
The wee one and I were talking about his plans the other day and he was expressing dismay at how slowly his hair was growing. I, on the other hand, have been impressed with how quickly his hair has been growing.
"What do you mean QUICKLY?" he asked with disdain. "It's just laying on my head."
"Laying on your head?" I asked. "It's growing over your ears now, and your bangs are longer…."
"But it's not growing up! Why won't it grow up?!" he asked.
"Like a disco ball, mom. I want disco ball hair. That's why I've been carrying around that hair pick in my backpack." He said this all very accusingly, like I was purposely keeping him from growing an afro.
A) He carries around a hair pick in his backpack?
B) Hooray for diverse elementary schools, where young boys can envy their peers' "disco ball hair"
C) WHEW, that was a close call, J-Devil Bieber and your ass ugly hair
So now I feel bad. I've been encouraging him to grow out his hair, not knowing that I've been encouraging Mr. I-Have-The-Most-Non-Disco-Ball-Worthy-Hair-Ever to grow an afro. Dude.
I'm terrified that one day he's going to buy an afro wig and wear it to school. THAT'S going to be fun to explain to the principal.
A hair pick in his backpack…. this kid always keeps me on my toes.
Maybe he'll go for a fauxhawk?