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