Crazy Hair Day: An Open Letter to My Daughters
Written by: Jen Johnson
An open letter to my daughters,
I apologize that on crazy hair day at school, one of you merely had multiple headbands and red stripes, and the other had a simple blonde to red ombre thing going on.
I DID see the other kids’ pictures on Facebook and Pinterest. The one where her hair was pouring out of an actual pop bottle into a cup. The one with hair coming out of a cereal box into a bowl. The girl whose bun was turned into a perfect orange pumpkin. The girl whose braid was magically transformed into a mermaid. Yep, I saw the cute cupcakes, the unicorn horn, and the lizard. I DID notice the kid with balloons holding her hair up in the air. The girl with a plate on her head with a doughnut and coffee cup-yep, saw that. The green-haired swoop with tinsel perfectly spiraling around to form a Christmas tree…you KNOW I loved that. The birdcage, the basketball net, and the rainbow—all created out of hair.
I saw all of those, but I can’t do that. You got the mom who maxes out at a red spray bottle. I lack the functional creativity it requires to turn these incredible crazy hair goals into reality. Yes, I could watch the plethora of YouTube videos of “crazy hair day hacks” or through trial and error, could possibly reach a modicum of success. But right now, I’m grabbing this $4.99 bottle of red spray and calling it good. How ‘bout we focus on crazy sock day? That seems much more attainable.
Your stylistically challenged Mom
Jen Johnson co-hosts The Show with Jen and Truta on KC102.1 in Kansas City weekday mornings from 6-10 am. She lives in Overland Park with her husband and two daughters (ages 9 and 7). Random facts about Jen: she was an extra in the movie Derailed (with Jennifer Aniston), she lived in Alaska for a summer, she was a traffic reporter for NBC in Chicago, and she tore her ACL playing basketball in college. She’s passionate about fund-raising and participating in Walk MS (multiple sclerosis), Cure SMA’s (spinal muscular atrophy) Walk-n-Roll, and raising money for Variety KC. Twitter/Instagram @jenkc1021