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Straight Hair and Popularity: Conclusion
Yeah, you were a guinea pig. I agree your mom went a little overboard whacking your brother with her hands. (My spankings were always on the bottom with a bare hand, guaranteed to embarass more than hurt.) Glad your hair straightening experiment didn't result in a permanent Yul Brynner "do". S
By: Scott Park on July 14, 2013
boy- your brother was really awful. I really don't blame your Mom for going beyond the wooden spoon. Shame on him. My Dad used to threaten "the belt" but it never went beyond that. Being a parent is a challenging job- and your Mom was doing the best she could. I don't know what I would have done- probably grounded David and not let him play football for starters.
By: Kathe W. on July 14, 2013
Oh, Stephen, you seem so intelligent now it's hard to believe you got such a shaky start in the logic dept. Yep, the minute your curly haired bother was offering up his help you should of seen an ulterior motive. I appreciate that your mother was livid over you being made a guinea pig for your brother's shenanigans. I am rather surprised that David stood up to her like that. As a mother I don't know how I would of handled that. (although I also, wouldn't of tried hitting on my son as he, too was bigger than me)
By: Cheryl P. on July 14, 2013
You're lucky you didn't turn out bald--the Yul Brynner look wasn't popular back then!! I remember what a strange feeling it was when I was yelling at my son for something & for the first time I realized I was looking UP at him to do it!!
By: fishducky on July 14, 2013
hahahah guys with curle hairs are way cool
By: izdiher on July 14, 2013
Wow, now that's what I call a hair raising tale. You're brother and my big brother sound like they were cut from the same bolt of cloth. Mine told me to laugh when Mom was spanking me and it would make her stop......uh no.....and when I told her it was him. She waited til he was asleep in his bed to "get him good". Mom's back then didn't mess around. Great telling of a growing up story. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on July 14, 2013
awww. bless you.
By: TexWisGirl on July 14, 2013
I was waiting for this conclusion... itÂ´s simply great! Your story reminds me the stories of my two brothers... indeed your big brother and my elder brother look alike... he was also popular and used my youngest brother as a ginea pig many times with similar results.
By: Zena on July 14, 2013
That was a hare-brained idea.... Really, though, I'm amazed you had hair left. That was a pretty dirty big brother trick. I pulled some mean big sister tricks, so I am a good judge.
By: Shelly on July 14, 2013
I tried that once with my mom & got the "Wait till your Father gets home" Like I said ONCE! The whole time I read this I read it in Daniel Stern's voice.
By: David Walston on July 14, 2013
Yes...lucky your hair did not all fall out!
By: Pixel Peeper on July 14, 2013
It's so heart-warming to hear such tales of family-life; it reminded me of Little House on the Prairie!
By: Bryan Jones on July 14, 2013
My older brothers were not always nice to me, but they were never mean. Your brother was a bad ass!
By: Cranky on July 14, 2013
Great story. I guess if your brother was willing to risk ruining your hair, I shouldn't have been surprised when he stood up to your mother in that way...but I was! And war was declared...which may help explain what she's like now???
By: email@example.com on July 14, 2013
Somehow i knew your brother had it in for you. As for your mom, well, that could open chapters.
By: mimi on July 14, 2013
Yep, I think your brother put your mother over the edge. Yep, that's what happened. Great story. Have a fabulous day. :)
By: Comedy Plus on July 14, 2013
I think your brother got off easy.
By: Daniel LaFrance on July 14, 2013
David: the brother from hell!
By: Catalyst/Bruce on July 14, 2013
Heh heh. I liked the Little House on the Prairie comment above! Too bad about your hair. Now let's get to that brother of yours. Having never been an insolent teenage boy, and being a mother of two, I must side with your mom, and offer my condolences on her wooden spoon.
By: Val on July 14, 2013
Brother drives mother over the edge and brother is finally too big to paddle anymore. Goodness! Family drama at its best...or worst. LOL! ;)
By: Rita McGregor on July 14, 2013
Siblings can get themselves into some unintended problems. They don't seem to be able to see things to the conclusion. Interesting how one brother can talk the other into an adventure.
By: Red on July 14, 2013
I wish someone could have put my mom in the sink. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on July 14, 2013
All these fads," hair today, gone tomorrow"! :)
By: John on July 15, 2013
Now I'm glad my brother never tried to experiment on me like that. I remember reading a book where a black girl was trying to get her hair straightened and it sounded about as horrific as this.
By: PT Dilloway on July 15, 2013
As always, you weave a fine tale. Your brother may have gone on to be more popular but I suspect that Mrs. Chatterbox would agree that you're much more fun to live with.
By: Hilary Quint on July 17, 2013
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