Monday, December 26, 2011

Silver is lucky...

to still be alive. Just sayin'.

She was walking behind me as we were carrying stuff out to the car the other day, and the sun was shining brightly. She asked me in all seriousness, "Mom, do you still have white paint in your hair?"

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

"No, Silver. As a matter of fact, I washed the paint I did get in my hair out a few days ago. You know, after we finished painting the room?!"

"Oh...you mean that's ALL GRAY HAIR? You have THAT MUCH GRAY HAIR?! HOLY CRAP!"

She belatedly realized the danger she was in. Maybe it had something to do with how quickly I whipped around to face her. It might have had to do with my narrowed eyes and clenched teeth. Or perhaps it was the steam coming out of my ears...

"It looks GREAT on you, Mom...really!!" she said in a quavering voice.

And so she lives to annoy me another day.

20 comments:

MSgt B said...

It's WISDOM!

Farm.Dad said...

Shoulda beat her to death with your aarp card . just sayin ... :D

North said...

I happen to like a little gray.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Amazing, her talent at talking around her foot in her mouth!

Hey, it happens to the best of us - and you can rightly inform her (or so I've been told) that it's hereditary - parents get it from their children. So it's All Her Fault. :-)

DaddyBear said...

Ahh, the parental death stare. Keeping kids in line for millenia.

Bag Blog said...

Daughters keep you humble.

Old NFO said...

Hey, at least you HAVE hair... :-)

Christina LMT said...

Heh. My kids have known for years that every gray hair on my head is their fault. Each and every one. And I've earned every gray hair, too!

GreyLocke said...

My daughters think it's funny that my beard is almost pure white, and my temples are going very grayish silver. Until I tell them that it's hereditary. That shuts them up.

NavyOne said...

Grey hair = their fault. Good job!

Weer'd Beard said...

Well I think you're pretty!

I also don't get the whole concern with hair changing, rarely do I see a woman who looks worse with it.

More damage can be done trying to cover up what you rightfully earned!

Anna Grey Flynn said...

LOL! Maybe you DO need all that AARP stuff. Just sayin... ;P

LMB said...

What the hell is Silver doing, trying to wind up on the side of a milk carton?

Silver the Evil Chao said...

It was rather sheer cluelessness. You KNOW that I only see her for a few months of my entire year...and this was the first time I had seen her in months! ;)

Also, "quavering voice", my ass. I don't even think I KNOW how to quaver my voice. xD

Christina LMT said...

Silver, it's called "hyperbole"...look it up! ;)

Mike W. said...

I'll bet you got a few more after she said that.....

Suldog said...

The usual rejoinder from the follicly challenged: I'll take all the grey hair you don't want!

Buck said...

Silver, it's called "hyperbole"...

Heh.

OTOH... I WISH gray hair was the only issue with aging.

Swamp Dog said...

Too funny! At Thanksgiving we were looking at old family photos when my niece saw a picture of her Mom as a teenager. She said I look just like Mom at my age. Does that mean I will look like her when I get that age? OH MY GOD NO!!!!

Christina LMT said...

Hah! What's wrong with that, anyway?