Found this in my "Drafts" box, leftover from last summer and never published. Enjoy
Here's a snippet from the road to church this morning.
JP: You like nice
Me: Thanks, but I feel like a troll. I know in my head I don't look like a troll, but I feel like one today
JP: I like dungeons and dragons and hobbits and Lord of the Ring's creatures and stuff.
I posted an abbreviated version on facebook for all to enjoy, and a friend asked what feeling trollish is all about. I gave her all kinds of examples, most specifically a headache that makes you feel like going all Grendle on the next person or goat to cross your bridge, but ultimately, I think I realized the problem was the Cave Hair. Yes, the Cave Hair.
It was too hot and sticky (yeah, I know, I live in AZ, where "its a DRY heat"...well, not in monsoon weather) to blow dry my hair last night and I paid for it, or maybe my kids paid for it, this morning when I woke up with Cave Hair Extreme and the headache to match. Why does messy hair make me feel so grumpy? But I know Little Lily Cave Hair has already achieved full grumpitude by hair-style at the age of 4, so I think we're born with it.
A friend recently took a poll: Hair conditioner- luxury or necessity.
NECESSITY! Have you seen this clan WITH conditioner? Without would be criminal.
But sometimes other people's crazy cave hair puts me in judgement mode too. I admit it.
Recently I was approached by a woman who had a nice blouse, nice necklace, nice makeup, and cave-hair. As soon as she opened her mouth I didn't like her. But then again, maybe it wasn't her hair at all. Maybe it was her statement that I was wasting my time as a volunteer and should seek paid work. Which was ironic, since she runs an organization that couldn't run without volunteers, and her child was directly benefiting from my volunteer work.