Saturday, February 11, 2012
Gray, silver, or white?
I found these on Pinterest a while ago. I'd love my hair to be long enough to braid like this (my goal is to look like an aging hippie), and I'd love to have the guts to color my (gray? silver? white? colorless?) hair this way. Isn't it awesome? Anyhow, this is a post about hair color and the things kids say.
Four times in one day. I swear.
My first graders were working intently on self-portraits, using mirrors and drawing with big pencils. In each class (there are 3 first grade classes) someone started coloring in his hair with the pencil. I reminded him/her that "We will be adding color to the drawings in our next art class, and besides, coloring with that pencil makes your hair look gray. The only person with gray hair in this room is me." (Actually I think my hair is silvery, but I also insist my gray car is silver.)
And in each class, the student responded "But Mrs. Brown, your hair isn't gray; it's white!"
So that made three times.
The fourth time came later that day. A 6th grade boy stopped in for some help gluing together a chariot he'd made for a social studies project. I was asking him about the horse figurine he'd used, as it reminded me of one in a collection I had as a kid. It was a palomino like this:
He responded "I know why you like it so much, Mrs. B! It's tail is white, exactly like your hair!"
So that makes four.
There was a time when my hair looked like this, and everyone said it was black. It was dark, very dark brown, but it was NOT black.
Oops, actually that's Art Teacher Barbie's hair, though it's the same colo that mine was in the early '70's, when the pics below were taken. I French-braided Barbie's hair recently. I decided that the flight-attendant style pony tail had to go. I'm still working on improving her clothing though.
So here's my college era hippie-hair (excuse the photo quality; they are scans of tiny photos):