Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is This My Mid-Life Crisis?

Well, I don't think it's a midlife crisis. It's me setting the clock back a little. While some of you may argue that I already look young and beautiful like that one model on the front of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (Ha!!!), I will tell you that I have but one physical flaw. (Well, just one from the forehead up. We won't talk about the rest of my body. Yikes!) I have gray hair. I know. It's shocking to me, too.

Ever since Little Guy has been born, it seems to be getting more and more gray. You know it's bad when my kids start pointing it out. If I were to pluck out all the gray hairs on my head, I'd be bald. Very bald.

Money is tight, so spending the big bucks to get my hair professionally colored is out. We could do it, but there are lots of other really great things I can do with that money. Anyway, something had to happen to get rid of the gray. I considered buying a clipper kit and just shaving it all off. As I was walking down the clipper aisle, I noticed the boxed hair color kits. My mind went back to my young and hip years in high school. (Okay, so I was never hip...but I was at least young once.) I wasn't allowed to pierce wierd body parts or get tattoos that didn't wash off with baby oil. But, I was allowed to color my hair. And I used to love doing it. My friend, Dawn, and I used to watch quality programming like MTV's Real World while dyeing our hair and dancing to rock ballads sung by hair bands. ( I was SO in love with Axel Rose and Bon Jovi!)

So, what did I do yesterday? I bought my favorite hair color from high school. Burgandy. I applied it this morning while the King was at a church service project and I have to say I look a whole lot better than I did when I woke up this morning. The King didn't even notice a difference. (That's a guy for you). But, I'm proud. I feel young and hip again. If this is my version of a mid-life crisis, at least it's cheap and reversible, right? I may have to go whip out my "Bed of Roses" tape. Do they still make tape players these days?

7 comments:

Adam and Minnie Smith said...

Aimee,
Going gray young is a sign of wisdom. I say wear it proudly sister!!
Minnie

Heidi said...

I think we need some pictures!!!

Kendra said...

You're so funny and I miss you!!

taffi said...

you need to come back & show us a pic of your new hair. ;)

Amy said...

Ok so we need a picture. I'm sure you are rockin' it as always!

heidi and tom said...

Burgandy hair and Bed of Roses??? Man, I'm back in college again!

Dawn said...

Why do I not remember you with burgundy hair???? Does this mean I'm losing my memory and getting old? If it makes you feel any better, I found my first gray hairs last month. That depressed me far more than turning 30.