Monday, November 22, 2010

Shades of Grey


I've created a new daily blog specifically dedicated to classroom organization and management. Please visit me there at: The Clutter-Free Classroom

I got my hair did last night.

And today I'm a new woman.

Not really. I'm still the same old me, but with darker hair.

As a kid, my hair was super dark. Then 15 year old me discovered Sun-In. And in my teenage logic I deducted that since the directions called for sun or a blowdryer then the necessary ingredient for developing sun-kissed tresses was heat. So I tested my hypothesis and sprayed the heck out of my hair and then slid a curling iron slowly through it.

Oh, the heat activated the color alright and I had streaks of orange hair. As in Sunkist oranges and not sun-kissed. It was awful.

After that I retired from the role of Beauty School Dropout and ventured into salons where I entrusted the pros to work their magic. This summer I went out on a limb and had it highlighted. It was borderline blond.

Blonds don't really have more fun in case you are wondering.

Last night I had her darken it.

Today I went to school and overheard this conversation while I was doing a running record:

Student A: Mrs. D needs to spend more time in the sun. Her blond streaks are fading.
Student B: That's not from the sun. She dyes it to cover the grey.
Student A: She doesn't have grey hair.
Student B: That's because she buys brown hair with highlights.

Dear Student B, I'll be working on your report card this weekend. Just saying. Love, Your Teacher

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, out of the mouths of babes! Reminds me of a kid story one of my first grade team mates shared today. She is expecting a baby and so is one of our other first grade teammates. When she wrote the word "girl" on the board this morning to let her students know she is having a girl one little boy said, "Well, if Mrs.___ is having a boy and you are having a girl what are the other ones having?" He was referring to myself and the other first grade teacher. We are both way beyond that point in our lives! I guess he thought if 2 out of the 4 first grade teachers are expecting that we all were!!

Sue said...

I just have to say how much I am enjoying and learning from your blog. I am a cluttered classroom teacher and messy housewife/mother. I am feeling motivated to try some of your suggestions and stop avoiding my piles.

Also... I wish my husband was due for a report card- his comment about my new haircut was that it made me look "less frumpy". Less? As in I am still? Just not as much?

Talk about being in the dog house!

Thanks again.. Mommy to three- 2, 7, 8 years and full day K teacher to 26