My little redheaded unicorns are such amazing little people. I hear comments about them on a daily basis, sometimes hourly or even by the minute in public. And, my lone-non-redhead, too. She’s my own special rainbow baby.
There are some awesome things about having redheads that some people might not realize. And no, I’m not talking about them having personalities to “match their red hair.” What does that even mean?
11 of the Most Awesome Things About Being a Mom of Redheads
So, I present the top 11. Because once I started writing 10, I ended up with a bonus and I had to cut myself off at some point.
You can’t get that in a box.
I have hair envy. Even if I wanted to color my hair that color, I wouldn’t be able to. You really can’t get that from a box.
Easy to spot in a crowd
I can only imagine when my mom was at a school play or musical and the entire grade was on stage. I think it would have been impossible to find me. With our little reds, I hardly have to blink to find them on stage or in a crowd. Their hair practically glows. And, with something like 2% of the population having red hair, my chances of falsely finding them are pretty slim.
Apple has yet to release a little redheaded emoji. It’s okay, though, they recently added a unicorn and that’s even more awesome. The trick with three redheads is trying to distinguish who I’m talking about.
Redheads don’t grey
….they just fade away. I was recently told this by an older previously redheaded woman who had completely white hair. So, while I know I will go grey, knowing my kids won’t stress about it is a plus.
I’m an expert at all things sun protection
The jewel tones
I love jewel tones and they look okay on me, but my girls, they can rock jewel tones like no one else. And, they are trendy right now so finding clothes for them is super easy.
Redheads rock fun nicknames like “ginger” and “red.” Some people might not like them, and we don’t use them often…but they are fun and different from shortening their names. I’m more partial to “red” by the way.
I can say my redheads mutants
Not like the TMNT, but their red hair. Apparently, the recessive gene that causes red hair is actually a gene mutation. This gene mutation is also why red hair sometimes skips many generations.
We always get noticed
Even sometimes if people are saying something ridiculous to us (did you see my 7 things you should never say to a mom of redhead?) they notice us. And, most of the time, they have something really nice to say. A shoutout to the lady last night that came up to us and said “you have a beautiful family!” You can’t ever go wrong with that!
Just like me, my girls are way more likely to have freckles. All the freckles. And, who doesn’t love freckles?
When we are out and about, people come up to me to tell me about their redheads; their son/daughter, their grandchild, their niece. Everybody knows a redhead and they love to tell the stories. It’s a way to connect to other people on common grounds. And, the stories are awesome pretty awesome!
Being a mom is awesome. Being a mom of all girls is awesome. Being a mom of three redheaded girls is awesome! Of course, I have said that people shouldn’t make all the redhead comments all the time, but the reality is, it happens every single day and they are very appreciative of all of the compliments!
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