Monday, March 12, 2012

The One in Which I Rocked Their Worlds

Teachers should not change their appearance mid-year.  The students cannot handle it.

I forgot.  I really, really forgot!

My new hair created quite a stir last week.  I didn't think it was THAT different. I didn't dye it purple, after all, but it started when the guy PE teacher pulled up next to me and said, "Well, it was haircut day at the Thomas household yesterday!"  I commended him on noticing and he said,

"Hey, I'm married."  

To which I responded, "So are my parents...for 40 years and my dad still wouldn't notice!"

Then he went, "But you cut like 4 inches off!" Which was surprisingly accurate and made the conversation feel creepy. *grins*

Then my principal, the big hulking former college football player, also married and having two daughters, noticed! 

And the students, oh the poor students, I rocked their worlds!

"Ms. Thomas, you got your hair cut!" ~times 20...they ALL said it...every last one of them.

"It looks so nice!"

"You look like Sabrina!"  ~Sabrina being the little girl of Middle Eastern decent with black hair, who had, earlier in the week, bobbed her previously almost waist-length hair, so not so much, but I got the connection.

And my two favorites,

"You cut your hair, WHY did you cut your hair?" said in full, distressed whine.

AND

"You look like a cowgirl!"

Which I suspect may have had more to do with the polka-dot rubber rain boots I was wearing than my hair ~ These are inner city kids for whom any boot = cowboy boot!


14 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm sure it looks great!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Too funny, I'm writing a haircut post this week!

Looks good, you're so pretty when you're pixalated!

Tracy Wilson said...

Oh man- I cant see any pics from work- was it a big change?
Tracy

SUPAHMAMA! said...

LOVE it!!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Cuteness! I was totally going to text you and ask for the pic but I laxed and couldn't find your #. :P

Love it!

Michelle Saunderson said...

The kids will get over it. By the way, I love the hair.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

love it!
now dye it and see if anyone there has a stroke

Babes Mami said...

It looks SO good!! I love it!

Diane said...

I don't know what it looked like before but looks like a great cut! My own kids don't even notice when I get my hair done!

laci512 said...

You must have rocked their worlds. My kids are often shocked when I come home with a new hair cut or color. Now, my husband...he hardly ever notices unless one of the kids brings it to his attention or I walk around flopping my hair from side to side.

laci512 said...

You must have rocked their worlds. My kids are often shocked when I come home with a new hair cut or color. Now, my husband...he hardly ever notices unless one of the kids brings it to his attention or I walk around flopping my hair from side to side.

Emmy said...

Looks cute! But yes, some people have a hard time dealing with change. My dad never noticed my mom's hair cuts either.

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Looks fabulous! Wish I had some red polka dotted rain boots. I remember my sister in law talking about how when she straightened her previously VERY curly hair, the students freaked out. Apparently it's a well known phenomenon. Too funny!

Mimi B said...

Wow, I had no idea there was some rule to not making changes for teachers. And is that "really" you? LOL That might be the closest thing we've gotten to having an idea of what you look like. LOL