There's no denying it, I'm getting old. The truth is staring right back at me in the mirror!
I have long, naturally straight black hair. It is as straight and as black and it gets. This time last year, I had two, count it, two gray hairs on the front of my head, right where my bangs would be, except I don't have any bangs. Very obvious. Eh, no big deal. So what's couple right? It has never bothered me before.
These last few days I've noticed a few more. So I recruited my Babe to help me count the number of gray hairs I have now.
I have at least 15! Probably more. Ok that's a big deal! Where did they come from? How did so many appear in a year?
When you have black hair, grays really stands out. You just can't help but notice it. I never thought I'd have gray hair before having a child! How obnoxious is that? I guess when you are infertile, aging is even more depressing.
Tick tock, tick tock......
My maternal grandmother had 10 kids. I found out from my mom last night that Grandma had her first child when she was 21 and her youngest at 42. My oldest cousin and my youngest uncle were fairly close in age, maybe a couple of years apart. They grew up playing together. Can you imagine babysitting both your son and your grandson at the same time?
I suppose if Grandma had her last kid at 42, there must be some hope for me, right? I mean, come on, I am only 36.........
But then again, Grandma was Fertile Myrtle. She had 10 kids in 21 years, so that's about one kid every other year or so?
I wonder if Grandma had gray hair when she was pregnant?
*Update* ~ I got the green light from the Babe to "do something" about the grays. I'm usually too cheap to spend the money on coloring or highlights. What looks good on black hair? Hmmm.... highlights maybe?