Why I’m getting gray hairs…

So, I'm not really. Getting gray hairs that is. But apparently somebody thinks I am!

While I was making lunch, Abbie and I were in the kitchen playing "I spy" together. Here's the part of our game that I found particularly disconcerting:

Me- "Ok Abbie, it's your turn to spy something".

Abbie- " I spy with my little eye something that is gray."

Me- "Gray… hmmm, I can't see anything gray. Is it the heater?"

Abbie- "No Mommy, that's not gray, it's silver."

Me- "Oh, of course it is. Gosh, what else in the kitchen is gray?"

Abbie- "I think your hair is gray, Mommy. It looks gray to me!" (said with a big grin)

Me- "WHAT??? Mommy's hair is not gray. It's brown. It's not even gray at all! Why do you think it's gray?"

Abbie- "I don't know. It just looks gray to me."

Me- "Well, it isn't! Don't say that Mommy's hair is gray, ok? Because it isn't. It's not going to be gray for a long time!"

Do you think I'll get one just from that conversation alone? Sheesh! Gray hair! The lighting in the kitchen must be really bad.

I'm hoping to follow in my Nana's footsteps. Her hair stayed brown so long that she eventually got gray highlights to look closer in age to my Papa's salt-and-pepper hair! I'm claiming good genes.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Sounds like a compliment to me. The Lord often speaks to me through my 4 children. Proverbs 16:31 says “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” ESV

  2. So funny! I got my first gray hair at 16, so you DO have great genes!:)

  3. Kids are so silly sometimes.

    I’m getting my share of gray in (I’m 31) and honestly? Not that bad. Not as bad as I thought it would be. I prefer to think of it as “dignified” and “wise.” ;)

  4. I am trying REALLY hard to feel badly for you… I really am but when I am 36 and my hair is, I kid you not COMPLETELY silver (no, I am not exaggerating) unless I colour it I find that my pity escapes me.

  5. She got gray highlights?????!!!

    Wow. That is just so funny to me! LOL.

  6. That’s really funny!

    I hope I don’t go grey early…unfourtunately my family members who are older seem to. No one would know since they dye their hair…but I don’t ever want to do that. My Dad got gray hairs as a teen and was totally grey by 40. Now he would be snow white. My mom started going grey in her 30′s. Maybe I have a few good years left. Thankfully I have blonde hair though so maybe that will help (my parents have brown hair).

    Kids say the funniest things though! :)

  7. LOL! I’m jealous of your good genes! My Grandmother, in her eighties still has bright red hair, but I’m a brunette, and at 32 already have several grey hairs. I try to pretend I like them, and tell people that with four kids, I’m earning them…

  8. Sounds like your daughter has a good sense of humor. Already teasing her mommy. Be thankful for the good genes!