Saturday, 4 February 2017

#SoCS -4/2/17 - Hair





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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “hair.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

I can remember back in my childhood, a case of hair today gone tomorrow.  I went from having quite long hair that was often styled in a ponytail, pigtails or plait, to having a totally cropped style.  It made me look very boyish so did wonders for my self esteem.  Particularly when I often had to wear boys shoes to accommodate the bunions on my feet.

To add insult to injury we suddenly changed to this foul smelling shampoo.  I couldn't fathom what was going on.

It wasn't until years later when it came up in conversation with my Mum that she admitted that I had come home from school with the dreaded signs of nits!  In her wisdom she felt I would have been mortified to know I'd got them so she just decided to take action.  Drastic action!

Personally I think I would have coped better if I'd known.  I might have put up enough of a protest to keep my hair.


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5 comments:

  1. Ugh, that awful shampoo! We all had to use it a couple of times and it wasn't nice, but did the job. We didn't have to cut our hair, but sure wasn't fun. ;)

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    1. No idea why I had to have mine cut either.

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  2. Mary has always worn her hair short. Tried it long, and never got used to it.

    We call them cooties here...

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    1. My daughter has always had her hair long and fortunately only picked up lice once. Boys both escaped.

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  3. I never had lice, I didn't even know exactly what it was, so when my son's teacher took me apart to tell me that my son had lice, (it was a big secret in the 70th) I thought the poor boy had to be shaved and petrol put on his had, as they did to Grandma's times, I cried and cried and my husband told me that I was crazy, went to the pharmacy bought a shampoo (I didn't know that it exists) and after one hair wash everything was OK ! Today there is a circular letter for the parents announcing to pay attention to lice ! Your mother was a little awkward ! Understandable because it was a shame to have lice and meant that you are dirty, but in reality the lice prefer clean hair !!

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