Friday, April 24, 2015

A Day to Dye For

Today was the last day of school before the week-long Spring vacation in our district. At William's school, that means that it's the end of Spirit Week. All week long there have been events and competitions, and on the last day, it's Team Spirit Week. William belongs to Team Vista, and the students are encouraged to wear the team color, purple. They have team T-shirts, but William decided to take it one step further.

He dyed his hair purple.

When he first came to me with the idea, I had only three concerns. One is that we make sure to do it safely, since dyeing dark hair like William's requires bleaching it first. The second was that we do it without making a mess. And the third was that we actually made sure we had enough time to do it.

Oh, how did I feel about my son having purple hair? Well, the way the Karen and I look at it, it's just another way for him to express himself, one that does no harm, and is not permanent. Piercings and tattoos are another matter, but the purple hair will disappear with his next summer haircut.

As for my other three concerns, Karen came to the rescue, did her research, and managed to squeeze it all in the night before, despite the fact that we'd had to take the car to the shop that day, and that Karen had not gotten off work until 6:30. Both long stories.

How did it turn out? You'll have to wait for the next Picture Of the Day to find out, unless you are one of the lucky recipients of Karen's email on the subject.

And if you missed that picture, it will show up in the Gallery (Pictures Of the Day Part 7) starting on the 27th of April.

Meanwhile, vacation has officially begun, and I have the boys at home for the next nine days. Karen has only two of those off, and several of them are predicted to be rainy days.

I don't think I'm going to get a lot of work done.

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