Why I Have Gray Hair

Well, let’s face it, I have gray hair because I lost the genetic lottery.  But a lot of these gray hairs are earned.  I’ve been raising children for the past 16 years and with a two-year old I have at least another 16 to go.  I might be bald soon.

So let me elaborate on why I’m getting these gray hairs.  Here’s an example that just happened a few minutes ago.  Baby A came downstairs after just having taken a shower.  He has on a pair of sweatpants to sleep in.  Sweatpants with pockets.  I could hear change rattling in said pockets as he came down the stairs.  Then, the following conversation ensued.

Me: Do you have change in your pockets?

Baby A: Yes.

Me: Why do you have change in your pockets?

Baby A: I don’t know.  I think I put it there.

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Folks, he was completely serious.  He wasn’t being a smart ass at all.  For once.  He honestly couldn’t remember how he had gotten change into the pockets of the pants he had just put on only a few minutes prior.  And so, I high-fived my face like so:

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and I’m pretty sure another handful of hairs turned gray right after he said that.

Query:  What turned your hair gray today?

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52 Comments on Why I Have Gray Hair

  1. Perhaps. He has been weird all day.

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  2. Oh it’s a long list! But I know a great hairdresser so I’m all good. I wish money magically appeared in my pockets. That kid is like the goose that lays golden eggs!

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  3. Now you know why a father invented Grecian Formula…for the Not Me Kid in your family that you can not claim on your taxes.

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  4. southerndreamer // April 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm // Reply

    I’m not gray yet. I figure it will be severe, traumatic, white hair o/n from teen antics. All of mine are too smart for their britches. That tends to lead to epic teen fails.

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  5. That is funny as hell!
    One of my daughters likes to give me the stats… “Three years till I’m a teen mum. Six years till I can drive Mum.” I’m like… ten minutes till my next grey hon! And why they are growing curly when the rest of my hair is straight is beyond me… ?!

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  6. Don’t you just love kids 🙂

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  7. Heredity explains most…that was funny.

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  8. Hahahaha! He’s a boy….it’s what they do and always with a serious face.

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  9. Hahahaha! Sadly, this probably just the beginning of many grey hairs to come. I’m sure you’d rather have those hairs be grey than just totally disappear.

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  10. Haha! 😀 I’m not much better than Baby A, actually… I think I might owe my parents a day at the hair salon. 🙂

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  11. First of all, high five to Baby A! I leave change everywhere! It’s always a nice surprise when I find some in my pocket 🙂
    As for your grey hair, grey is the new sexy. Say, do you have a beard too?

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  12. So now I know why I am getting grey hair 🙂

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  13. I’d rather not have the gray hairs…

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  14. I get it. It appeared. Magic.

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  15. I’m lucky in that there’s no sign of any grey yet, but I’m fairly certain that the senior sisters are doing their best to drive me crazy. I think that counts…

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