Monday, May 14, 2007

Hair I go again

During church on Sunday my son Austin, who was sitting between my wife and I, leaned over and whispered something in her ear.

Naturally, I was curious, so I asked him what he said to her.

"Oh, I was just pointing out to mom that those three guys in front of us all have the same massive bald spot as you do."


I quietly reminded him that I'll remember that in 35 years when my DNA gives him the exact same hair - or lack of it.

(Bald spot reenactment by professional model)

Meanwhile, in a related story... Jenny over at MamaDrama has put up a fun contest where she has performed virtual makeovers on fellow bloggers. Quite frankly I couldn't be happier with her decision to pimp me up with the whole Flock of Seagulls thing.

And this gives me a great idea. I'm thinking that next Sunday I grab this same wig and sunglasses and slip them on right before I walk into church with Austin.

That ought to give him something to talk about.


Sandy said...

Are you saying you haven't ALWAYS looked like that??

...and I raaaan, I ran so far awaaaay!

Heather said...

You know, I don't think parents appreciate the lack of language skills when their kids are babies enough.

yoo hoo said...

YOU are a total goof!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

sandy - Actually.... when I was about 13 I did!

heather - Funny. I couldn't agree more.

carla - Yuk yuk. Gwarsh.

deborah said...

Not only should you grab the wig, but get Chili's glasses and mustache! That will for sure give him some serious praying time! Or not.

Jennine said...

That is hilarious!

Don't wig out over a bald spot.

Ashley Lasbury said...

Oh, please, please do it! Your congregation will talk about it for years and years. And think of the father/son bonding that will result.

Tell him that he can come live with me until he forgives long as he doesn't mind doing chores.

Anonymous said...

you look so young now!

if you are concerned about that bald spot, you can spray paint it

robkroese said...

Baldness is a sex-linked trait. Are your wife's brother's bald? That's the best indicator of whether you son will go bald. If she doesn't have any brothers, then your son's hair will disappear entirely.

My daughter (5) said to me the other day, "You always wear those shirts." (I was wearing a button down shirt unbuttoned over a t-shirt, as I often do when it's a little cool in the morning). I said, "Yeah, I guess I do." She looked at me again and said, "It looks good on you." Not sure why, but that struck me as really funny.

Karl said...

Very emo.
Very you.