Monday, April 8, 2013

A To Z Challenge: Grey Hair

Welcome to the letter G.  It's nice to have Sunday's off during the A to Z Challenge, however you still have to write a post on Sunday...go figure.

Grand Moff Tarkin

 Like many people who own houses, we have embarked on the annual spring journey of sprucing up the house and yard.  Each weekend we will take a pilgrimage to Home Depot and Lowes, load up the SUV with bark mulch, paint and various other items we need to make our domicile more inviting...not that we actually have people over anyway.

A month ago we made a deal with Minion #1 that if he kept his room clean and organized for thirty days he could rearrange and redecorate his bedroom, it seems the Nemo motif wasn't cutting it for our nine year old anymore.  Well #1 kept his part of the bargain so it was our turn and off to Home Depot we went.

We spent the better part of Sunday removing furniture and toys out of his room and started painting.  After a several hours we decided to call it quits and relax for the rest of the night.  After a day of moving shit and painting one needs a shower.

My usual routine takes place even during the evening shower time, I looked in the mirror and was horrified.  I've been constantly getting new grey hairs lately, which isn't a bad thing because my Dad went bald at the ripe old age of 22.  With three Minions and 32 adopted Minions the grey hair has been cropping up more and more, but this time I looked in the mirror and like I said, was horrified.

"Honey!  Come here!"

(What do you mean what?  Do you have earwax too?)

"Can you come into the bathroom? I need your opinion!"

(Because you're contractually obligated to...I didn't really say that tough)

"Because I'm naked and I don't want to scare the Minions."

"Sigh....fine, hold on."

About five minutes later....

"Did you stop and get take out before walking the twenty feet to the bathroom?"

"I had to make a cup of coffee."

"Huh?  Anyway, look a the grey hair I have now, do you think I should worry about it or let it go?"

"You idiot, we've been painting all day and you've painted the ceiling....take your shower and your grey hair will go away...dumbass."

So after that point I have decided not to worry about grey hair until AFTER my showers.

Oh yeah, I'm also linking up to Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom's Monday blog hop!


  1. Hey, as long as it's there, don't give the color a care. Blog hopping.

  2. I look forward to that first time I awkwardly shop for hair dye, and hope I don't get something ridiculous. Like the next day I show up to work with jet black hair. Because we all know that guy, and we all laugh at that guy behind his back. I don't want to be that guy.

  3. I'm a hairstylist and am thankful I have the technology to camouflage my grey hair. I'm also thankful my clients want to camouflage theirs, because it pays my bills :)

  4. Talk about rinsing out the gray. That was easy! I have to make an appointment this week to get rid of mine. There's a lot of it. I thought about going all Emmylou Harris, but I think I'd scare my kids waiting for it to grow out. I've been wearing a lot of hats lately.

  5. Maybe I am not using the right shampoo to wash the grey out effectively!

  6. LOL. That is very funny. Only because it sounds like something my wife and I would do.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  7. hahahahaha, I love that your wife calls you dumbass and you don't bat an eye over it. that still gets my Hubs all riled up. then again, I'm the painter in the house, so this situation would never happen.
    I also just made a promise to The Kid that she could have a pink room when we move. oh boy.

  8. Hahaha! Did you think you sprouted hundreds of grey hair overnight?! That's so funny. Your wife must be very patient ;)

  9. Haha! Thank heavens for your wife! :)