March 13, 2009

Living In a Teenage World

Ringo informed me that he wanted to straighten his hair for the Variety Show last night.

His hair used to be straight, at least we thought so. But it seems to us, that within the last two years, as he has hit puberty, his hair has gone crazy.

Crazy curly.

It went with straight with a slight wave, to big time crazy curls, ringlets around the back of his head.

He hates it.

Last night he took my flat iron to the show and told me the girls had volunteered to straighten his hair for him.

Four girls, it turns out, played with his hair, straightened it, fixed his hat...

... my boy is not stupid. They gushed all over him. Ran their hands through his hair.

He got to school today with his hair back to crazy curly and everyone told him how much they liked his hair straight.

So today he had to get his haircut as it was out of regs and his teachers were nice enough to give him until after the show to get it cut, and the entire cut was about it being short enough that he could straighten it and be within regs, but long enough so that when it was curly, he'd not look like a big dork.

I think we cause substantial stress to our barber.

How important is this to him? He is going to get up 20 minutes earlier so he can straighten his hair before school.

Its a teenage thing...

Posted by Boudicca at March 13, 2009 06:34 PM

My older brother's hair went curly when he reached puberty. Mine, not so much ... total frizz with pin curls at the back and over the ears. Impossible to wear long without looking like Bozo.

Ringo should be thankful he's got such a great frookin head of hair.

Posted by: The Thomas at March 13, 2009 09:09 PM

Whitewalls are always in style (well, in the Marine Corps).

Posted by: Bob at March 13, 2009 09:45 PM

Tell him not to be so picky. Someday he may not have ANY hair.

Posted by: Angus of Glenco at March 13, 2009 09:49 PM

I think he is just all about the girls. If the girls like his hair... then he likes his hair. Heh. And if they want to straighten it, style it, run their hands through it, he will sit there while they do. ;-)

We went from ages 1-13 when it was all about the snacks.

Now we're 14 and its all about the snacks AND the girls...

Posted by: Bou at March 13, 2009 10:10 PM

ha ha ha - you have a very, very smart young man. What a cool way to get the girls to run their fingers thru his hair. I'm mighty impressed.

Posted by: DammitWoman at March 14, 2009 11:14 AM