Thursday, January 15, 2009

A peculiar people

Parents are kind of strange. Not like the young hip parents like myself, but my parents. Strange strange. And it gets kind of freaky when you realize you are becoming like them. My fiery temper for example, comes from my fiery red headed mother, didn't think I'd get that quality....totally did. I find myself saying things she would say and doing things she would do and my feet look disturbingly like hers. We become our mothers.

So, I beg of you, why does my mother still have her fiery red undyed hair and I am sprouting like a billion grays. Seriously! It's like I turned twenty seven and started dying. I mean, I usually get the stray gray or two. But the other day I was like "whoa!" there were like twenty. I figured I would be safe if I parted my hair somewhere else. I changed my part and let out of shriek of terror. They are everywhere! In one month I've gone from having a hair color I am happy with to looking like Elvira or something.

So why can't I be like my mother in her hair color retention-ness? Not sure. All I know is I am going to fight tooth and nail to never sign off one of my e-mails with a graphic like this

Yes, she put that at the end of her e-mail to her kids today. She's going on a cruise and she sent her final will and testament and then signed off with this picture. Only in the email it was doing the hula.

Have fun on your cruise ma, the older I get the more of a great mother I realize you are and I am proud to become more like you ..... usually : )

7 comments:

Kristi said...

And just as a note, I promise to google all references to people in the future. I do not look like Elvira. I think I meant like the bride of frankenstein or something. Someone with lots and lots of gray hair. Elvira is a freaky looking woman who likes to wear revealing clothes. I'll do my research next time.

Gretchen said...

Don't worry, your gray can't be as bad as mine. I think I've told you before - I started graying at 17. My maternal great grandmother died at 90-something still sporting undyed red hair. Why did I get my father's hair pigment genes, why, why? I'm hoping eventually to pull off funky gray hair. But not until I'm out of my 20's.

julianne orth said...

It is true- the older we get the smarter our parents seem.

Blaine said...

I think your Mom's great...not like most mother-in-laws you hear about. Yeah, I can see some similarities between you and her, but then, I think you're great too!

Wendy said...

It takes a lot to get me to laugh out loud while sitting at the computer, but that hula picture of your mom did it! I love her. After being with your both on New Years Eve I realized that you two are alike in lots of fun ways.

Marcie said...

Don't worry Fids... I am going grey as well... only I don't have anything to show for it (i.e. kids and husband) booooo. You have something wonderful to show for it, so I say, you earned those grey hairs!!

Jeff'n'Joylyn said...

I LOVE your mom. :D Mine doesn't know enough about computers to know how to make an embarrassing picture o put at the end of her emails. But she acts a lot like your mom too. And I know I'm becoming more like my mom. I'm definitely glad for that. Annie and Kori are mini-Cheri's too though. We got all our Sass from her!