Friday, September 12, 2008

Idle Threats, Maple Nut Goodies, and Alopecia...

Okay - first, I have to thank Firefly for commenting and saving us all from a toe fungus post... I was not looking forward to that any more than you were!  That should teach me to stop with the idle threats...  fortunately my kids still believe that I will "lash them with a wet noodle" or "give all their toys to children in a 3rd world country who will appreciate them!" - and who knows, I just might, someday.

Second, apparently there are people in the world who have not heard of my favorite treat EVER...   when I was little I thought they looked like little Mickey Mouse shoes... 
and now that I've grown up I've learned that they still look a little like Mickey Mouse Shoes, but that NOBODY will know what you're talking about when you ask for the Mickey Shoe Candy so you'd better know the name.
For the population out there that doesn't know... I really don't like chocolate - can't stand the smell, the taste... anything - I know, I know, there's something deeply wrong with me, I'm not a true female, I certainly can't be American and as far as religion goes, they're probably thinking of some commandment I've broken too!  But there it is, and thus I have been forced to find alternatives to M&M's...  I happen to like Reese's Pieces (a lot), those Pay Day bars are good, but too big, I don't have much fondness for fruity things like starbursts, but these maple nut goodies are a bit of nutty goodness wrapped up in a bite size wrapper of maple.  I should advertise for them really :)   Now if I could just convince myself that an open bag of these does not mean I should consume every treat there...  one or two is plenty to sate the sweet tooth... but the bag usually doesn't last until the evening news!

And third...  My dear sweet ding-bat of a 4 year old has made my worst fears come true... you see, once upon a time, many many years ago - at least 20... I read an article in a medical journal (hey, I spent a lot of time in Doctor's offices, give it a break, how many times can you read Highlights without wanting to kill the Timbertoes?)  Anyway - this article was about Tension Alopecia... (alopecia meaning baldness) that lovely condition of an overly high forehead.  In this case they were linking the cause to overly tight ponytails on girls... which over the years will cause the hairline to recede.  This is my "excuse" for the days that my girls' hair is not way cute by the way... you're welcome to use it all you want!
Sweet M created her own type of tension alopecia right in the middle of her head this week... apparently she didn't like the cute red bow that was attached to her ponytail and proceeded to rip it out... along with the hair that was holding it in.  Funny thing, she didn't cry at all - I can't comb through her hair without at least one scream or tear, but she can yank out a handful of hair without crying?  I am dreading the years of letting this grow out... will there be a mullet in our future?
In the meantime, creative hair-do's are covering it up (sort of).   Looks like I'll be spending a little more time checking out the hair blogs for anything using a side part!

oh, and be grateful, be very grateful that I did not subject you to a photo of AFTER this hair-do had served its purpose, those little knots dried into very medusa like snakes!

5 comments:

mariann and Tory said...

You always have your girls hair so stinkin' cute! I bet no one will notice!

Sher said...

Ouch! There was a girl in one of my history classes in high school that used to pull big chunks of hair out to get attention. I thought it was the dumbest thing ever. M's not dumb though she just knows what she doesn't want in her hair I guess. At least she has enough hair to kind of spread over it and you didn't have to buzz her like I did Dan. Is that a bright side? I do think it's funny that you read medical journals because I don't like Highlights much but I just sing or some other thing that entertains all those who can hear through the thin doors.

Megz said...

Thanks for the education on Maple Nut Goodies. They still just look like Yuckies to me, but hey, I'm on the chocolate side of things so what do I know?
And as for M's hair...ouch. Maybe you could use a little eyebrow pencil to color in the bald spot and nobody would know. I was relieved to hear she wasn't systematically pulling like what Sher was talking about.

Megz said...

ps. i like your new background I forgot to say.

cold cocoa said...

Your background is nice! And I agree with Megan- eyebrow pencil. And side parts.
I don't think I'll ever be a maple goodie lover. I smell maple too much on my kids on pancake day.