Spike ma ‘do

So now that The Boy is 11, we’ve entered a whole new world. One involving hair product.

Nothing will do but that The Boy’s hair is spiked up into a stylish ‘do before we leave the house in the morning.

And heaven knows we can’t pass a reflective surface without a quick appearance check, and correction as needed.

Honestly, I don’t know where this comes from. I mean, I’m certainly vain enough. And I’d spend a lot of time on my hair, too. If I had any worth mentioning, that is.

But what flipped the switch from nonchalance to near obsession in The Boy? Even the TeenGirl doesn’t mess with her hair this much.

And it’s not just his hair. Since we hit 11, only one kind of shirt will do. It has to have a logo on the front and writing on the back. You’d never guess how hard they are to find, when you actually need them.

And graphic T-shirts don’t really fit with The Mom’s idea of appropriate school and church wear. 

It’s funny, I guess the thing that surprises me most is how SPECIFIC The Boy’s taste is. And how emphatic. Why this and not that? Why short on the sides and spiked on top? And why all of the sudden?

I’ll probably never know. He’s his own person. As are we all.

Our kids are like arrows….we are gonna let them fly one day…shooting them into the world…and when that happens, we just pray that they are sharp and true and that they hit their marks!



Through the Roof

A Blog Supported by the Mosaic ministry of Third Church, ECO

"Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on." (Mark 2:3-4)

About: This is a blog about accessibility, intimacy, and community. About being welcome.  It’s also about bringing up The Boy. He's 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. Also popping up are The TeenGirl, who just turned 13, and The Mom, who is awesome. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.