Some of you have already noticed the Thing that I’m about to announce here, so this post may be more redundant than the lyrics to Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” but that’s okay. No, the lyrics to “Friday” are not okay. This post is.
What I’m trying to say: I cut my hair.
For about a year now, I’ve been announcing to anyone who will listen (mainly Rick) that I want to cut it short, but I never had the nerve. Why? Because the last time my hair was this short, I looked like this:
So clearly it has been a while since the ends of my hair could say hello to my ears. But I finally just went and did it, and I didn’t even cry or scream or run out and buy the nearest wig. This is probably because A) I wouldn’t know where to find the nearest wig and B) I was sick and tired of looking younger than most of my students. Because really, I’ve had basically the same long hair my entire life.
The verdict? I love it. I finally feel like an adult. (Unless I wear a headband and look like an American Girl doll, according to my sister.)
I am liking my headbands, though, and am on the hunt for more. Apparently my dream to look like an American Girl doll did not, in fact, fade when I was somewhere around the age of 10.
One real down side: short hair means that I spend my time outdoors looking something like this:
Also, my students seriously freaked out when I showed up to school with my hair chopped off. I’ve had them for two years now, so apparently I am not allowed to look any different than when they first met me. One girl practically started crying, saying I just wasn’t the same anymore. Another bemoaned my curls being gone. (Don’t worry, they’re still there.) And just because I like making them squirm, I wore contacts last week after wearing glasses all year. They informed me that I needed to stop changing myself. I asked them if they would approve of my plan to go ahead and dye my hair black, then. Several screamed in agony. I’m so glad they aren’t dramatic.
What’s your hair story? Does anyone know of any Etsy shops that sell cute headbands? Who had an American Girl doll when they were growing up?