How to freak out your 13 yr old

One of the sublime delights of being a parent is totally screwing with your 13 yr old’s mind. I’ve been teasing him for a while…telling him I was going to dye my hair purple to celebrate being 40 and he kept telling me he wouldn’t be seen in public with me like that (and that’s suppose to be a deterrent?). I managed to achieve the delightful level of total 13 yr old freak out on Friday. It was made even more enjoyable by the fact that he wasn’t upset or mad. In fact, he was glad to see me. He was just totally weirded out by me. All I had to do in order to have this sublime experience was dye my hair. I went from this…

to this…



My hair didn’t take the dye evenly but I still really like it. I may go after a completely purple color next time.

16 Responses to How to freak out your 13 yr old
  1. ..Soo.See..
    June 27, 2010 | 11:15 am

    You totally rock Kristen!! Love it!

  2. Lavender Luz
    June 27, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    I’m so gonna remember this technique. Purple may be calling my name, also. Maybe for BlogHer?

  3. battynurse
    June 27, 2010 | 12:30 pm

    How funny.

  4. Sandy
    June 27, 2010 | 3:16 pm

    LOVE IT! FAAAAAABulous! Truly, you are my hero.

  5. Quiet Dreams
    June 27, 2010 | 6:31 pm

    Like I told you already, I love it, especially how it looks with your curls. (But then, I may be just jealous of your curls!)

  6. Jen
    June 27, 2010 | 6:54 pm

    It looks great on you. I love how it didn’t take on all your hair

  7. cysteract
    June 27, 2010 | 9:39 pm

    Hehehe I love it, used to dye my hair purple ..I’ve always chickened out of doing it again WTG 🙂

  8. tanyetta
    June 27, 2010 | 10:20 pm

    that’s right keep them guessing and to realize age ain’t nuthin but a numba 🙂

  9. ~Jess
    June 28, 2010 | 9:15 am

    Very cool! I’m surprised your kid wouldn’t want to be seen in public with you, most kids I know would think that was awesome lol

    ICLW

  10. Barb
    June 28, 2010 | 10:03 am

    Cool! Don’t take this the wrong way, but it reminds me of that pretty kettle dyed yarn.. the expensive wonderful stuff.

  11. DaisyGal
    June 28, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!!! It looks amazing. You do totally rock!!

  12. Suzy
    June 28, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    You rock!

  13. sara
    June 28, 2010 | 4:20 pm

    Oh my goodness! You are completely awesome! I love how it looks with your curls. You totally pull that off. I think though when Christmas comes around you should go green. Whatcha think?

  14. Mrs. Gamgee
    June 28, 2010 | 6:54 pm

    You look mahvalous dahling! Absolutely mahvalous!

  15. ~Tammy
    June 28, 2010 | 10:19 pm

    WOW! I am much too chicken to ever do something like this. Have fun with it!

  16. Meari
    June 30, 2010 | 10:41 am

    You are one adventurous gal

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