November 21, 2010

no shave november

My 17-year-old son has decided to take "No Shave November" literally. Fine. I don't really care, after all, it IS HIS face. If he wants to walk around for a month looking like a germinating Chia Pet, so be it. And while his beard is not entirely wimpy, he IS a Ginger*, so the stubble he has accrued to this point isn't really visible unless you are invading his personal space.

The other night, one of his friends commented that with his unkempt red hair and bristly little chin whiskers, he looks decidedly like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.

"Cool," he replied, "I LOVE Scooby-Doo!"

Now, I may not care so much about his appearance, but his entertainment viewing is whole 'nuther ballgame. After all, I raised him and I have a reputation to uphold.

"How can you love Scooby-Doo?" I questioned. "I mean, I get watching it once or twice, but after that it's the same identical plot every single episode!"

My son, as witty as he is scruffy, simply replied,
"You watch 'House', don't you?"

Touché.



*Ginger: According to South Park, Gingers are children with red hair, light skin, and freckles. All Gingers are born with a disease called "Gingervitus", which occurs because Gingers "have no souls." Due to their light skin, Ginger Kids must avoid the sun -- not unlike vampires.

P.S. - For you brainiacs who also happen to love Scooby-Doo, enjoy this little quiz from "Mental Floss": http://www.mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=94

5 comments:

Summer Stanley said...

oh no...

~Stephanie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I love your comment, Summer dear. :)

Babyswiss said...

Hello! Just wanted to pop in and say hi! I've been lurking around here for some time...

I love this post, and sadly, although I'm a HUGE House fan, I have to agree with your son! My husband always heckles me for playing on the internet during the early part of the show, and I remind him that there's NO way that anything (diagnostic, at least) matters until the last 5 minutes or so!

~Stephanie said...

Hi Babyswiss! Thanks for lurking!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Oh man...I have 15 + 13 yr old boys....I think I might be reading my very near future....