I Always Wanted To Be Blond

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Family

blond hair

Some of my earliest memories consist of envying blond girls with long hair that looked and moved like golden threads of silk. Of course, I didn’t have hair anything close to that description. My hair was a coarse, orange bouffant that wouldn’t move even if I stood in a hurricane with sustained 100 m.p.h. winds.

Thus, I envied.

Then my sister was born.

Yes, she had really thick, white blond threads of silky hair that grew to her waist and moved elegantly even as a child.

So I envied and tried to live a vicarious blond life.

Years passed and I had a daughter who, you guessed, had a head full of the most beautiful, silky blond hair. By now my sister’s hair had turned into a darker brown shade and I began to live once again as a blond through my daughter.

Alyssa bought a car a few weeks ago. Remember, she a a teenager and she is blond. Two very important facts.

This is our conversation today…

(My phone rings with “Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood as the tone which immediately lets me that the call is from Alyssa)


“Mom, I have a flat tire.”

“Oh no, where are you?” I asked worriedly.

“I’m in the school parking lot. When I came out, this other student who is a guy says, ‘Hey, did you know you have a flat tire?’ and when I looked, it was totally flat. He is changing it for me now with two of his friends,” she said without taking a breath.

“That’s nice of them,” I said while thinking that no one ever has offered to change my tire even when I was young! Another confirmation that being a cute, blond teenager has advantages.

“Mom, the guy said, ‘Do you have a spare tire?’ and I told him that my car was new to me and I didn’t have one. He said, ‘If this is a new car, you have a spare tire in the trunk’ and I told him that my trunk was empty!”

She stops to take a breath or maybe it was just a half of a breath.

“So he insists on seeing inside my trunk and when I opened it, I said, ‘See, it is empty.’ Then he reaches down and lifts this thing and there is a tire!!!! By now Mom, all three guys are laughing and poking fun of me.”

I started laughing so hard I couldn’t hold it in as she continued.

“Then he asked me if I had a crow bar and I told him I was a girl and I didn’t know what a crow bar was and didn’t carry tools. They just laughed at me and said they were sure I had one. So he looked around my trunk and found a crow bar and said, ‘This is a crow bar’ and just laughed and teased me.”

Laughing my head off, I said, “Alyssa, we have been in my car’s trunk hundreds of times and you have even watched my tire being changed so, what happened to all that knowledge?”

“Mo-om! I don’t know! Anyway, they were all three really cute!”

Then I really laughed!

Being a cute blond teenage girl definitely has advantages even if a blond moment strikes.

Like I said, I always wanted to be blond!

Mom of a blond…in all respects!

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 The Zany Housewife September 28, 2010 at 12:56 am

You might not be a blonde, but it looks like you were given a blonde nonetheless. She is gorgeous Red!


2 CM September 28, 2010 at 1:03 am

Too cute. Well, at least they helped her out!

I too always wished to be a blond, but yet, have never dyed my hair. However, I been accused of being a blond a few times!


3 Donna1264 September 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

I am what is known as 'strawberry blond' which I am completely and utterly grateful for. I was born with auburn hair that changed to strawberry blond as I was growing up thanks to perms given to me by a neighbor lady who indulged my passion for having curly hair (this from a woman who now has stick straight hair because she can no longer afford perm prices these days and would never consider a home job). My nearly 8 year old wanted me to dye her hair blond so she could be Hannah Montana for her recent school dance. I first talked to a beautician friend at work and then my beautician sister, each woman having a completely different take on it, but I came to the same conclusion. I did not dye her hair, nor did I give it a Henna rinse…both would have forever deleted her beautiful auburn hair and I was not about to go there, at least not yet. So thanks Red, for allowing me to post my thoughts and memories…I am forever in your debt.


4 Christina September 28, 2010 at 4:05 am

I was born a blond, quickly turned a brunette, bought a blond in a bottle for years. Now the white hairs are covered by a nice shade of Sangria. Guess it a good thing I know how to change a tire now.


5 Lynn Hahn September 28, 2010 at 4:24 am

I'm blonde lol.

Thanks for making me feel welcome on blogfrog. I'm new. Boy have you worked hard on this blog. I could stay on here for a week. You did all the code yourself? I saw that you created it yourself. I'm just learning code. I'm working on my first website. It'll be a long time before it sees the internet but I'm having fun.

Your daughter is gorgeous!


6 Colleen September 28, 2010 at 4:30 am

Cute story! My daughter sure would love 3 young dudes helping her out! I almost went blond at 18, but I chickened out hours before the appointment. I have very dark brown hair and for years I colored it RED! I loved being a redhead. Just a few months ago I went back to my dark brown. It's been a long time and now I'm liking it.


7 Kat from California September 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

Your daughter is adorable. I still try to act like a dumb blond when I'm in those same situations even though my hair isn't anywhere as nice as it was when I was a child.

I think your hair is gorgeous and my mom shared that my grandfather always loved redheads. My stepsister is a redhead and I think her hair is a gorgeous auburn now.

Mine is thin and pathetic but I still know how to flutter my eyelashes. I know I know what happened to my dignity? When it comes to flat tires and such it leaves me quickly. lol



8 Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

This is mom, I have been all the shades!! I was born with jet black, at 44 it turned white! Stress ladies. I had it stripped and was a red head for a while, then strawberry blond, then golden blond, then it slowly was trimmed off to be platium which is now . Which do I perfer, Black, the way I came into the world. As a blond I got more attention. Oh well that is it from the old age store,lol



9 Men Are Dumb. I Are One. September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Great post! My hair used to be brown, then some gray, now more gray than brown. When I had a flat tire, I would spend most of the time cleaning out the messy trunk, digging out the spare tire and the jack (Which was all the way at the bottom), then remembered that Grandma renewed the AAA membership. Life ain't easy for an unblonde guy either sometimes. 🙂


10 Paula September 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I love this. Your daughter seems to be adorable! I never wanted to be a blonde. I love being a redhead! Obvioulsy there are shades. Mine is rather a very reddish brown and I truly love it. There are many blondes around yet not many redheads! Thanks for your kind words and care over at BF. I have done well with surgery and here I am again, bed bound but not without books, tea and PC!


11 Kristin September 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

this make me laugh, coming from a true blond when the tire goes flat I just point and wait for someone to come and do the work for me. I am not saying I am stupid like Paris Hilton, I just have this thing about getting dirty.


12 The MO Farmers Daughter September 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

hi,how are you today?Love the post,your daughter is adorable,thank you for the button but,i am kinda dumb and still need to hire a teenager,love your blog,come on over and visit mine today,your gonna love it!You give me great ideas also,thanks,glad to meet you!carol branum,themofarmersdaughter.blogspot.com


13 The MO Farmers Daughter September 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Forgot to say,that I LOVE YOUR RED HAIR,IT IS TOTALLY AWSOME,AND your pretty too!I have a ton of dye here at the salon,and if it goes gray,hey,i can sure color it back!have a great day!carol


14 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I've always wanted read hair, LOL!
Alyssa is too much!


15 Lis September 28, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Your daughter is beautiful! And that is a pretty amusing story. Haha.

Personally, I've always wanted to be a redhead and I was able to live vicariously through my best friend Rockie. She had the most gorgeous, thick, long red hair. I was so envious!


16 bluecottonmemory September 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I have discovered that, after years of hearing blonde jokes from my sons, that even brunnettes have blonde moments. They just don't do it as prettily! LOL – I bet your daughter loved having the flat tire – and I bet those boys just loved helping her. Ahhhh – youth!


17 Avante Garde Parenting September 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

This is a really cute story- and your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!


18 Tina September 29, 2010 at 12:02 am

Cute girl!


19 Holly September 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

This is hilarious!! So CUTE!! Somehow I don't think she'll have much trouble finding a little help from a friend! LOL!! ((HUGS))


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