Guys, Aging, and Hair: Mid-Life Crisis According to...

| 1 Comment | 0 TrackBacks

Jude was born with dark brown hair. It fell out and was replaced by blonde hair that he has had ever since.  It has taken a lot of toddler de-programming to finally get him to believe us that:

  1. the baby with the brown hair in his room is him, and
  2. his hair is blonde not white.

Once Jude's mind sets things in a particular order, he doesn't want you disrupting it.

So, this morning he work up, looked in the mirror and said, "Hey, where did my blonde hair go?"  He was very upset.

I had expected his hair to get darker much sooner.  Mine had gone from blonde to brown from the time I was school-aged.  Karenna's was a dark blonde.  Chris has never had blonde hair.  (I was surprised between the two of us that we had had such blonde children for so long.) But lately I noticed his hair darkening just a bit from this pale blonde to yellow-blonde, to a dirty blonde that he saw in the mirror.

"Your hair is just getting dark as you get older, honey," I tried to explain, "like Karenna's.  Someday it will probably be my color."

"No! I don't want to get old!"  Oh-oh. Tantrum time.  Jude is not a morning person and his reality was going to change.  This is not good.

"Well," I thought trying to placate the fit I saw coming, "Maybe it won't get as dark as mine.  It could be like Pop-Pop's."

My dad's hair was never quite as dark as mine or any of my sisters'.  Of course he was bald on the top of his head--Oops!

Jude pats the top of his head and you can see his eyes loom upward, "I hate getting old!


Epilogue: Looking on the bright side, Jude went to the kitchen to have breakfast, saw his reflection in the dishwasher and noted, "Hey! My brown hair doesn't stick up in the morning like my blonde hair used to"

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: https://blogs.psu.edu/mt4/mt-tb.cgi/51628

1 Comment

When Gretchen's hair started to turn, obviously the blonde hair was at the ends. As I was cutting her hair one day and she saw the blonde coming off, she said, "Hey, cut where it's dark!"

Leave a comment

Subscribe to receive notifications of follow up comments via email.
We are processing your request. If you don't see any confirmation within 30 seconds, please reload your page.

Search This Blog

Full Text  Tag

Recent Entries

A Mother's Work (Or, Why I Ordered a Kid to Play Video Games)
So for the holiday weekend Chris has been either upstairs on the PS3 or downstairs on the computer playing video…
A Mother's Work (Or, Why I Ordered a Kid to Play Video Games)
So for the holiday weekend Chris has been either upstairs on the PS3 or downstairs on the computer playing video…
Plants vs. Zombies Party: We're Having Ice Cream & BrainZ
Jude's party this year was a PVZ (PLants vs. Zombies) themed party. You would think that since the game is…