A Hairy Moment

Cousin It

“You’ve got a lot of hair, Mummy,” Cousin8 told his mother as he prepared to brush his teeth for school.

Tracey’s sister had just stepped out of the shower, having shampooed and conditioned. She grabbed a towel and started to dry her head.

“I know,” she said.

“Have you always had that much?” he wanted to know.

“I’ve cut it short a few times,” she told him. “You’ve seen that.”

“I guess,” he said, sounding a little doubtful.

“Sometimes I grow it long because your dad likes it like that.”

“Really?” he asked, sounding even more doubtful.

“Do you prefer it long or short?”

“I don’t know,” said Cousin8. “Sheesh, Mum.”

“Well Auntie Tracey has more hair than me. Do you like her hair?”

“What?!” he said, his face torn between total disgust and hysterics. “How would I know about that?”

Which was the moment when Tracey’s sister realized they weren’t talking about the same hair.


“Raising a family on little more than laughs.”


  • Sometimes I can’t leave a comment because I’m on the IPad and barely know how to turn it on, but today I can and I have to Thank you for that five minutes at least once a day you and your hilarious family brighten my life. It’s seldom I don’t laugh out load, many times you’ve made me remember my past and yet there are times that even astound me still and I thought i’d seen heard or done everything. Thanks to you I also found ‘The Single Dad Blogger’ and get daily weirdness from him. Best part is I know you have at least sixteen years before Miss 2 moves out (of home or cuteness, your pick). Keep up the good work, Bruce, Tracey and littlens.

  • Oh Bruce didn’t you know we’re never alone. Haha, no I’m not one of those nutters. Well maybe I don’t really know. My great Gramma always said ‘Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it’ and she lived til 92! When it seems like the little people are winning it is nice to imagine alien abduction is a possible rescue, right?

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