Apparently My Hair ‘Looked Mahvelous!’

I got dragged to another kid event last Friday night. It was fairly uneventful, as middle school events on a Friday night go.

#SheTeen was up on stage doing her thing – and two of her girlfriends from last year (both now in high school) came by to help support the school & check up on their former classmates.

One of the girls made a point of saying hello to me – and then went back to chattering away magpie-style with the rest of the clump of girls after the performance.

And I didn’t think anything more of it until earlier today, when #SheTeen recounted their conversation:

C: Hey, I saw your Mom earlier!

ST: Did you notice anything different about her since the last time you saw her?

(Whoa – SheTeen soliciting feedback about my appearance from her friends? The same appearance where I constantly hear about just how ugly my clothing choices are, what rotten taste I have, and/or complaints about the lack of color I use? Has hell frozen over or what…?)

C & B: Yeah, her hair was a lot better than it used to be. And she’s a lot smaller than she used to be. She looked awesome!

At this point in the recounting of the conversation, #SheTeen looks at me as if to say “well, you ought to know that I’m never going to say anything positive about how you look myself – ’cause it’ll just go to your head and/or make you tell me stuff I just don’t really care about.”

But maybe – just maybe – she’s just a teeny tiny bit proud of what her mom’s done. (As evidenced by the whole ‘soliciting feedback’ bit…)

In true teenage girl fashion, though – you have to note what came first.

Because it’s of the Utmost Importance to focus first on what your hair looks like, don’t you know…!

Surely you're not going to let me have the last word - are you?