Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Teenagers !

Last week was the kids last week of school before starting summer holidays (not that we are having summer weather!!). They had exams the previous week so it shouldn't of been a hard week, finishing off a few projects, being introduced to subjects for next year, sport, films, Christmas and end of year celebrations. My darling 'HS' decided to make it a little more interesting......They attend a private school which has many rules and regulations including ones about hair......for boys it must be short (but not too short) above the collar and ears and sideburns if in fact you can grow them may only be a certain length, no product is to be used and no artificial coloring. My son is blessed with a good head of hair unlike his mother, sister and grandmother (we have a straight thin excuse for hair!), it grows quickly thickly and with some curl. He can also grow facial hair at a far too rapid rate for a teenager. He started the school term with a fresh haircut but decided a few weeks ago he was growing it all of summer to see how long it could get. Hence when the Principal lined them up after assembly last week he was issued with an order to get a haircut before Wednesday, have a decent shave and present to the office! We weren't told this until Wednesday morning when he attempted to make his hair look 'shorter' and hence he failed inspection. What followed was messages to me (at work) that he was NOT getting his haircut no matter what the consequences - sorry sunshine , sometimes in life there are things you just have to do that you don't want to! an appointment was made at our hairdressers and SH delivered him and supervised although obviously not well enough as HS was told the next day it was still not good enough and he would need another haircut! Let me point out again this is all 2 days before school finishes for the year but in aid of the schools Carol service on Thursday night and opening of the new sports centre on Friday afternoon. Anyway with enough of the forbidden product we avoided another cut and he made it through without being frogmarched down to the barbers by the Principal's secretary which has happened in other years. My sigh of relief was short lived as HS decided if he had to have his haircut he would have what he wanted so I get home from work on Friday to this
If he was looking for a reaction from us he didn't get it! SH actually thinks it looks better than what he had before. His hair grows so quickly that by the end of January he will probably need another cut. Think he will grow tired of the maintenance needed with product (putty I'm told) to keep it looking like this. Having said that I am sure Grandma will react on Christmas Day and not favorably - should be fun!!


Owens Family Adventures said...

hahahahaha I love it!! Teenagers sure do keep you on your toes, don't they!

Anita said...

Save all these tidbits for when they have teenagers that act worse. Then you can remind them of what you had to put up with when they were that age. My daughter was a handful from 14 to 17 - payback was she had 3 teenagers at the same time. She used to call and apologize for all the things she did.

Rachelmp said...

I laughed so much! Our kids have a similar policy but are allowed product so the hair just gets bigger and upward. Oh kids!

Calidore said...

I think teenagers should come with a warning sticker...vbg. Got to admit though - the hair style did give me a giggle.

Amanda said...

I'm anxious to hear what the school said! lol
That's funny!