Am I Blue?
A message to my father: remember when I first dyed my hair purple, and you freaked out, and told me that someday, I too would have a teenager and, like you, I'd freak out if they ever did something "that awful" to their hair?
YOU WERE WRONG!
Yesterday, I helped my 13-year-old son Phoenix dye his mohawk bright green. I, in turn, dyed my forelocks a dark blue. We had so much fun! He wanted a darker, more forest green color, but alas it ended up more day-glo than forest. Despite that, he actually likes the color and is thrilled by the new hairdo. He couldn't wait to call his best friend and tell her all about it.
I reminded him before he went to bed last night that not all parents would let him do that.
"Yeah, but you're a COOL mom."
Well, I'm blessed with a pretty cool kid. So I guess we both lucked out.