You can pretty much find video instructions on Youtube for anything these days. Which is a really good thing when your daughter wants to wear a fishtail braid.
Or when your own hair becomes a lot thinner than the horse hair texture you had in your 20s ... and now you can experiment a bit with it. Like doing fancy things with a flat iron. Yeah, who knew.
The other day as I was getting ready for work, I thought I'd try something a little different from my usual. My boy walked by my washroom, paused while looking at me, and commented:
"Hey, Mom, what are you doing?"
Me: "Oh, I'm using the flat iron to curl my hair. I saw it on Youtube and it looked easy enough. Trying to shake things up a bit, you know?"
The Boy: "Oh. Well, it looks like a lot of work."
Me: "I guess it sort of is."
The Boy, with a sigh..."I guess most things are. A lot of work, I mean. And it's okay if it's worth it."
Me (wondering how he'd become 40 years old overnight): "I'd agree. How'd you get so wise?"
The Boy: "Heh. Funny. That'll only last for today right?"
The little bugger.