My 8-year-old doesn’t comb his hair. Some days, it looks like he’s got rats nesting on his head, but he doesn’t care. The crazier the better. He lives in a constant state of bed head.
Sometimes I try to take a comb to it, but it doesn’t seem to matter. I don’t think much would help short of sticking him in the shower and starting from scratch. But there’s no time for that in the morning. So it is what it is.
Some days, I know other moms at church are looking at him and judging me. But I know it won’t last forever. My older son has recently come to care about his hair, and frankly, I liked it better when he didn’t.
Jonah went to the barbar last week and had a buzz cut. For a couple of days, it looked nice and neat. But then it started happening again — sticking up in random places after a good night’s sleep. It’s just meant to be. Here’s a sampling of some of his more crazy hair days in the past month.You can be assured, there was no hair manipulation in any of these shots.
|First thing on a Saturday morning.|
|Another rough night in the Land of Nod.|
|Seems a few days of grease build up doesn’t help matters.|
|One night while sleeping, he grew a horn. We called him rhino boy that day.|
|And even a week after a much needed buzz cut, bed head is sprouting back.|
Do you have any pictures to top these? Do you have a kid prone to bad hair days? Post a picure on the Chesapeake Family Facebook page and share the crazy hair.
FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 14, Lilly, 12, Adam, 12, and Jonah, 8.