Sunday, January 18, 2009


Please help me out with something. It's my daughters. Why does it bother them if I dye my hair? Please tell me why they should care. I am growing it out..I hate it..but I am doing it because they kept saying things about it. I just cannot, for the life of me see why it should matter to them. They actually want me to look old.
My second from the youngest said "I want my daughter to know how to accept aging and how to go gracefully into old age." Ok. does that mean? I don't dress young. Yes I live in jeans but..sorry...that cannot change. Someone just tell me what the big deal is about what color my hair is. I never said one thing when they started dying theirs. The one I just mentioned says she has stopped.
Anyway..who gives a rats backside. :) Just wondering, that's all.
I'm short, fat and old AND gray. I hope they are happy! lol They really are precious. You should know them.


  1. Each to their own... tell your daughters to get over it! I'll bet you don't tell them what to do with THEIR hair now do you? Argh. Once we become grandmothers you'd think we could do whatever we like....When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple.... Hey, put a purple streak in your hair... that'll give em something to worry about... LMAO

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. Mona, my only daughter critiques everything I wear. It's so bad that I do not shop for my clothing when she's with me. It turns out to be a laugh fest.

    Hey - it's your hair. Growing old gracefully means feeling graceful and feeling your best. Dye it!

    Thank you for your comment and story...I'm sorry. Glad you have so many children and grandchildren to love.


  3. I too think that growing old gracefully means doing whatever you need to do to feel like yourself. If coloring your hair makes you feel more like you when you look in the mirror, I say go for it.

    But I guess now that I think about it, I did used to beg my mother not to get the senior citizen perm. LOL

  4. Hi Mona,

    There is a limit to what we do for our loved ones. Exposing ourselves to unnecessary sorrows is not one that is fair. Color your hair and don't feel bad about it. You can teach them a lesson in this as well ;) There is much that they will come to understand in time...age being one of them. That reminds me, I need to make an appointment, my grays are coming through like tinsel! Stop by when you get a chance, I have something for you on my blog.


  5. hello Mona, Dena of Swaddle Cottage told me all about you. Oh how sweet your daughters are, and I'm so impressed that you listened to them! Do whatever you like. If not dyeing your hair is liberating, go for it! I just dyed my mom's hair a few days ago. She's 65. And I won't see her again for a year or so. (She flew back home)


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