On “Crazy Hair Day” this week, I streaked my hair with electric blue. The celebration? The kids loved it, and I was the recipient of a lot of smiles. Even the staff had smiles for me (except for the ones who had stories of woe about “temporary” hair color that turned out to be almost permanent). After school, I had a PD session. People seemed uncertain whether to smile or smirk, until I smiled and said, “Crazy Hair Day.” Then they smiled.
At home, I took a picture with my phone and sent it to my family and a few friends. I collected more smiles from the responses…
My daughter: Omg…hahaha that’s perfect!
My son: Lol nice
My sister: I’ve always wanted to have blue hair…who would have ever thought you would
instead of me!!
My brother: Wow
Friend: You look like some rockstar in a girlband! Well played!
I think that last comment (from my friend who is also a teacher) was my favorite…other than the looks of surprise from some of the kids at school. Doing something just a little out of the ordinary (translate: out of your comfort zone) can lead to unexpected happy moments…and a funny little celebration!
So, let me know what you think.
P.S. Not to worry, it washed right out!