Monday, January 10, 2011

BLEACH JOBS

Our son

Yup. That's right. This is what happens when a child gets a wild hair...or a bunch of them...and as a mother, you have a choice. Is this the hill you want to die (dye) on? The answer, in this case, was no. Clearly.

Thus, we embrace our very own Draco Malfoy, and enjoy watching him lip sync to "Rebel Yell." He asked me what would happen when it started to grow out.

I told him he'd have roots.

He then pulled out a gun to shoot the messenger, and we spent the remainder of our Sabbath afternoon offering proof of what happens when unbleached follicles appear above the surface of the scalp—as well as discussing the wisdom, or lack thereof, of root maintenance for an unemployed 14 year old.

And as far as I know, there isn't a government subsidized program for teenage short sightedness....okay, wait. That's completely false, on account of most of what the government funds these days is based on exactly that. Just not as it applies to bleach jobs.

But give it time......


17 comments:

See Mom Smile said...

Could not have said it better. You are a good mom :)

Julianna said...

I agree... you pick your battles.

And I'm kind of laughing that he will have a glimpse into the traditional "female maintanence" that we all do.

Meredith said...

I've been bleaching Hayden's hair for years... He loves it! And right at first we also call him Draco! He even likes to slick it back like Draco... Kids are such dorks! haha

Garden of Egan said...

I want to see it when the roots grow out. Of course, then I want to hear about the part that he tells you, "hmmmm, mom you were right"

T said...

picking my battles is how my 15 year old ended up with a rat's tail hanging 6 inches down his neck and hair that looks like he's just been through an explosion in the chemistry lab.

and yet, I wouldn't change a thing.

T said...

AND (because all my wisdom cannot be contained in one comment alone) I'm enjoying the visual of you spending your Sabbath pointing out all the ladies at church that needed to touch up their roots. Please don't ruin this by telling me you were less judgmental in your teaching :)

Anonymous said...

Ok...I am too employed! You as my mother should know that!;)

Jackie said...

Draco. HA!

And I love that your son fights back on your blog.

Kay said...

My youngest son has had his hair dyed a vibrant blue for over a month. I'm sorta getting used to it. They hate it it when Mom starts liking their hair :o)

Just a bed of roses said...

I must say that color turned out pretty good on him...kind of a Marilyn Monroe color.
He'll be the leader of the pack, only I know he will keep up his roots and the pack won't.

Cause he did say right here out loud "he has a job".

reminds me, I must go touch mine up ever so slightly like right this minute.

The Martos Fudge said...

I have to say... Every 14 year old boy I grew up with, had to color their hair at some point. In high school the whole freshmen football team bleached their hair. It was funny to see that many boys walking around with bleach blond hair. The coach was not so happy so he sat them all out one game.
Please take a pic of the roots, soon. Thanks

Mimi Sue said...

I'll be writing a letter to our good congressman Rob Bishop to see if he can get some funding. It's probably a better use of our tax dollars than some of the other things they spend it on! Pick your battles carefully Mama.. Mimi

Just a bed of roses said...

SON...not to be outdone by Ju ju bees! thumbs up SON!

Stef said...

Malfoy... I hate that guy...not your son, though. Please do tell me that my boys won't do that. NO? Why do they have to start thinking on their own and developing fridgerater blindness???
Sigh...

Holly said...

Ben came home from his dad's one summer looking like a pineapple. It was so blonde with a yellow tinge... OOPS!! I was not happy... Choosing battles is also how he ended up with armpit hair on his chin. LOL!!!

As for the post, I just figured it was the weekend and you probably hadn't seen it. LOVE your thoughts about the Phantom role play... BAAHAHA....!!!!!

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

hahahha been there done that, mine settled on streaks with a streaking cap so the regrowth wasn't so obvious.

Sandra said...

OMG Totally Draco Malfoy! Love it! And yes, I agree, you need to save the fighting for the good stuff. This is just hair colour, and quite frankly, he's rockin' it! I love it!