The reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time, William Faulkner.

I haven’t been going on many adventures lately. (Quick summary of my most recent adventures: 1. Eating a gutload of cupcakes at a new bakery with one of my favorite people and the company was better than the dessert which doesn’t happen very often, 2. Joining up with seven people from our church for dinner and is it weird that I STILL haven’t met a person that I don’t like at that church?, and 3. Taking Harper to my favorite salon to celebrate our You’re Turning Ten So Let’s Dye Your Tips tradition.)

The woman who cuts my hair (and I love her because she’s an artist and although I cheated on her once I NEVER WILL AGAIN) kicked off the party by bleaching out Harp’s ends.


About two hours later, the color was revealed.


(Is it weird that I’m covering her face with goofy pretend stickers? Harper is almost ten now and is recognizable and I donated all of my mommy blogger hats and shoestrings to the kidney people when we moved. I guess I’ll just do what I want to do, which is what we should ALL be doing. Within reason.)

Harper’s hair is amazing. And, no. Her school doesn’t necessarily allow dyed hair. BUT, that rule has never been written/published and our oral source (let’s call her Addie Bundren) didn’t/couldn’t make direct eye contact As She Lied (About) Dyeing. We have less than eight weeks to go, a perfect attendance record, and a darn good report card. I’m willing to do a little ruffling for the sake of family tradition. ‘ ‘ ‘text/javascript’>

11 thoughts on “The reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time, William Faulkner.”

  1. That hair is EXCEPTIONALLY WONDERFUL. I have 2 big health milestones coming up, and mermaiding might make for a great reward. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love brightly colored hair on cute kids. Well, on anyone, really. The kid and I talk about dying our hair sometime, but I think we should let my husband warm up to the idea a bit first since he’ll be the one having to look at it all the time.

  3. I love her hair so dang much. It almost makes me want to let mine grow out a bit so I can die some crazy color.

  4. You got me over my Thing About Multicolored Hair when Meredith looked so cute. You are a cool mom. Happy to see that Harper’s joined the Big Girls of the Pudding Family and looks so adorable. Who knew a ten-year-old girl could be cute with a mustache?

  5. The hair is amazing! This has given me something to think about – the twins turn 10 on December 31, and that seems to beg for a big, fun tradition-y kind of fun thing, doesn’t it??

  6. I’m so happy to hear about the hair dying “policy”. I think Harper looks great, I love that color!

  7. I love, love, love both the red and the blue/green hair!! That is a tradition that I whole-heartedly embrace! I think you’re awesomesauce as a mom!!

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