Sunday morning, the Mansion hosted another performance of the Theater of the Absurd.
The Pony, having just arisen, was minding his own business on the short couch, waiting for our trip to The Devil's Playground after a quick drop-off of the #1 son at church. Hairstylist H started on The Pony's tousled coiffure.
HH: Your hair is a mess.
The Pony: Hey! I just got up.
HM: It's too long. We're getting a haircut while we're out. Is this going to be another episode of "Can Hair Not Be Trained?"
HH: Hair CAN be trained. I told you before.
HM: No, it can't. The daycare lady, once a hairstylist, even said that The Pony has a double crown. His hair grows in two directions.
HH: You can train hair to lay right. Do you think if I part my hair on the other side, it will stay?
HM: Yes. Once you part it. It may not lay right, though, because of how your hair grows.
HH: No. It's because I've trained it to lay this way. It falls in place.
HM: So you think that people wake up every day with their hair in place, because they've trained it to lay like that?
HH: Yes. They have trained it. Just ask the hairdresser when you get your hair cut.
HM: I'm so sure I'm going to ask a 20-year-old minimum-wage Great Clips girl, "Should I comb my hair every day to make it stay in place?" Duh. That's WHY people comb their hair every day. It doesn't take an expert to tell me that.
HH: You guys are goofy. You don't think about things like normal people do.
This, from the man who once insisted that men part their hair on the right, and women part their hair on the left, so don't be parting his sons' hair on the left.