Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The First Grey Hair!

You guessed it - found my first strand of grey hair few days back. I wasn't really looking for it though. A sudden shimmer of silver struck me and there it was!

First reactions:

- Wow! I've got one too! (I like the salt and pepper looks ... god promise!....not sure if it'll suit me though)
- If it is just one strand, as in just a stray one... it is supposed to be lucky. Looked for more and didn't find ...yippie, there's luck hiding somewhere
- Amma: 'Pattu...see amma's grey hair....' Pattu: 'yea yea..amma's got grey hair' ...like I've won some trophy! Well, that's how I jumped, so can't really blame her.
- Phew! I'm getting old!
- What'll hubby say? (No much, considering he has no hair!)
- Will I react differently to the Vasmol ads?? With Kajol as brand ambassador, I shouldn't feel part of the 'Old' league... maybe just second youth
- How many of my friends are ahead of me/ behind me? (how fast am I aging in comparison?)

...as I was musing, Pattu says, 'I also have many grey hairs amma...see ...(bends to show her hair) ... lots more than you...'

13 comments:

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Congrats on finding the silver hair. I am a great fan of salt and pepper hair, and I just spotted three on my husband yesterday! He wasn't too pleased about it (i suspect he wanted me to sport the grey hair first!!) but I definitely was thrilled!

No, you are not getting old. Its a sign of wonderful maturity and beauty, like wine that becomes more and more intoxicating and gathers new textures and flavors as it matures!

Sweet of you to share this moment with us.

apu said...

Ok - I beat you on this one. I've had the odd grey hair for years now! Probably since I was 25 or 26...

Jayashree said...

I've been "lucky" for a while now....just don't want to get too lucky, though.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i have started responding to the vasmol ad differently ... all of us will at some point of time i guess ...but what matters most is feeling young at all times ...

thesongoflife said...

Pattu is so sweet :)

Swati said...

I have few too !

Uma said...

Swapna: Like the 'maturity' bit... :)
Apu: Really?? never spotted it!
Jayashree: Hold on to the luck! Myth says, if you try to get rid of it, lots more show up...
Nanditha: Agree completely!
Songoflife: Thanks :)
Swati: You have company now!

Rohini said...

I have like a 100. I AM old!

Uma said...

Rohini - Take the 'Wisdom-Maturity' route... I'll give you company soon...

Aryan's mom said...

Hey, I am here for the first time...Thanks for dropping in Aryan's blog..Yaar, I have so many grey hairs that Aryan practices his counting exercise on my hair...
Aryan's mom
BTW: I like the preamble for the flower post.

Uma said...

Aryan's Mom - Thanks for dropping by. Looks like I have company...
About the flower post: Thanks :)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

oh well! i keep thanking my stars that i have hair! hope it survives till i get gray ones! maybe i already have one ad haven't noticed! hehe!

Pattu sounds adorable!! :D

workhard said...

Grey hair.. yikes.....

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