Wordful Wednesday-Bed Head

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A friend recently asked me:

“Why do some parents send their children to school without brushing their hair?”

“Because they are lazy, friend”.

Pure and simple.

Plus, this parent loves her some good bedhead.

Don’t worry.

I haven’t always been this way.

I used to make sure my children had perfectly coiffed hair before they left for school.

But, that was before.

Before I realized that it takes a lot longer to do their hair than not.

Go ahead.  Judge me.

I STILL like me some good bedhead.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. hee hee… you are not alone there… i am sorry to say, my kids have gone out with bed head on more than one occasion.
    .-= LifeAtTheCircus´s last blog ..Comfort Clothes =-.

  2. You think YOU are lazy! Hah! I keep my boys hair short enough that I don’t have to comb it- ever!
    .-= Honey Mommy´s last blog ..Let’s Go Fly a Kite =-.

  3. I am so bad about doing my daughters hair. Thank goodness for headbands!!
    .-= Momisodes´s last blog ..She heard me loud and clear =-.

  4. Glad I’m not the only one! My kiddo often goes out with hair sticking up in odd places. It gives him character. That’s what I think anyway.
    .-= Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog ..Playtime with Dad-oo =-.

  5. No worries..I hear the “mussed” look is in these days!
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..All Along =-.

  6. We are all about the bed head in our house too 🙂 Oh wait, Gary doesn’t have any hair! And Kaishon’s hair can not be combed…oh, maybe I am the only one about bed head. : ) Lucky me!
    .-= Life with Kaishon´s last blog ..Well, I guess I am b.o.r.i.n.g! =-.

  7. I’m with Honey Mommy…. let’s here it for crew cuts!!
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Simple Project for Boys =-.

  8. I am all about bedhead. The only one that gets their hair combed in this house is, Claire.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Parenting 101 =-.

  9. bed head is totally rocking and in style! I wear it sometimes too, lol. I was inspired by your last post to post my accidental picture this week! Thanks!
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..An Accidental Picture =-.

  10. Haha! I hear ya. I don’t even think about that most days. It is just not on my mind when I am trying to get the kids out the door.
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  11. haha this is exactly why I keep Wyatt’s hair super short no need to brush it:) this winter it grew out and I HATED having to brush it for school and on more than one occasion I “forgot” to brush it.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..Something for nothing =-.

  12. Ha! Yes, Bedhead is the best. That’s why everyone in this house has bedhead pretty much every day but Sunday.

  13. Isn’t that what hats are for? To hide bedhead? Blame it on cowlicks and never admit fault. 😉
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..TOOT for Being a Featured Blogger! =-.

  14. Grr! I just lost my post. Don’t you hate when that happens? As I was saying….I used to put ponytails, braids, bows, and barretts in my oldest daughter’s hair. Now when daughter #3 walks out the door, she’s lucky if I brush it. LOL! At least they are clean…
    .-= Lolli´s last blog ..What Does He Do All Day? =-.

  15. Bedhead and laziness is why God invented the ponytale!
    .-= Christie´s last blog ..Clothes for a Cause =-.

  16. I’m a big fan of bedhead myself…
    .-= octamom´s last blog ..Big Love =-.

  17. Too funny! If my daughter’s hair wasn’t such a knotty mess in the morning, I might just leave it!
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Links I Like: 8th Edition =-.

  18. Isn’t that hats are for? To hide bedhead? Never admit fault. Blame it on cowlicks. 😉
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..TOOT for Being a Featured Blogger! =-.

    • I don’t know what the deal is, but your comments always get flagged as spam so that’s why you’d see them appear here for awhile!

  19. I love bedhead! Sometimes it’s just too endearing and cute to “fix” it. 🙂
    .-= Mrs Cox´s last blog ..W/W Indoor Pool =-.

  20. Ha! Wait until they are teens.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Book Tour and Review: The Girl Who Chased the Moon =-.

  21. Swoon! Loooove the picture!

    Bed head is near and dear to my heart. My kids sport it pretty much all weekend long until Sunday morning rolls around. And when I say they sport it…we’re talking big spikes and rockin’ knots. Awesome.
    .-= Cecily R´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday and 365 Week 12 =-.

  22. I may know a little something about lettin’ the kids go off with knots. Especially my middle daughter, that child has knots for her knots it is so bad. I will just have to face facts, she will never have silky smooth pretty flat hair like I’d like *pouts*
    .-= Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting´s last blog ..Babies and Yoga =-.

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  24. and it’s usually only boys, so i reckon you’re over 50% ahead of the game. i’d be happy with that!
    .-= scrappysue´s last blog ..wordful wednesday: a post for auntiegwen =-.

  25. We were suppose to brush their hair…..too??
    .-= Marla Hansen´s last blog ..Damn You Ernest Hemingway =-.

  26. You are not alone, my friend 🙂
    My boys almost always went off to school with sticky-uppy hair. Mama just had more important things to tackle 😉
    .-= debi9kids´s last blog ..My (Almost) Birthday Boy =-.

  27. Ha! That’s why I’m thankful my daughter can pull her’s up in a ponytail. Heck! That’s why I’m glad I can pull my hair up in a ponytail!!

  28. John does mornings at our house; I work nights so I’m not home until after school starts. It drives my mother CRAZY that my kids go to school with less-than-perfect hair! She worries that people will talk bad about us. *snort* As if I care!

  29. I never comb my boys hair. Ever. Good thing they have “good” hair! (and yes, the occasional bed head…) 🙂
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Cereal Anyone? [me] & goji Giveaway =-.

  30. Don’t feel bad I’m constantly running my fingers through my kids hair as we jump out of the Jeep to school! LOL! Thanks for making ME feel better!
    .-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts – 3/23 =-.

  31. I will not judge thee 🙂 and you can get away with it! My kids can’t get away with it or surely I’d just send them off with their bedhead…afterall, the breeze will blow it out with play anyway.

    Happy WW!
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..My sole to yours – My journey =-.

  32. I’m with you… I love me some bedhead!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Ben Loves His Dino =-.

  33. ROFL!!! We just cut their hair so short they don’t even have bed head! Horrible parents we are!!!
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – The Tickle Monster =-.

  34. Ohhh I love some good bedhead too, and I think my son goes to school every day and looks just like that!!!

  35. I love it! I’ve been known to send my son to school with bedhead when he was younger. As for my girls, I wish I could. The only problem is, they have super curly hair and their version of bedhead looks more like Medusa’s ‘do. lol
    I’ve got Mr. Linky up again this week. I hope you’ll have time to stop by and take a look at the photo I’ve posted this week. Have a great Wednesday Angie.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Loud´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – The Anatomy of a Flower =-.

  36. Something screwed up with my link. This is my very first time trying this, so I apologize. I’m number 39.

    The url for my post is: http://moma4faith.blog.com/2010/03/24/wordful-wednesday-promise/

    If you have time, could you please correct it for me? Again, I apologize.

    I have really enjoyed your blog. Tonight is my first visit.

  37. I love me some bedhead too.
    .-= The Drama Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday-Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? =-.

  38. Ha Ha! I guess I should feel blessed that my boys have super short brillo pad hair. I never have to brush it! If it ever gets long enough to tweak in the back I don’t fix it either, I guess it just doesn’t cross my mind. How sad is that, lol?
    .-= Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – The Easter Bunny Came Early! =-.

  39. Adorable! I just love bed head. Just so darn cute. My son’s metabolism runs really high and his head really gets sweaty while he sleeps… he is still only 2, so it is still cute.
    .-= Owen’s Mom´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – We are Moving! =-.

  40. If I had boys I would totally try to get away with bed head….not so easy with girls!!
    .-= Casey´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday and Hippie Chic =-.

  41. That is so funny!! I would probably be the same way!
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..WORDFUL WEDNESDAY =-.

  42. We’re always better parents before we have kids aren’t we? I know I swore my kids would never NOT match if we went in public…yeah…I could really care less – as long as they have clothes on! 🙂

    Bed head is cute, too!
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Sunday’s Getting to Know Me Some More =-.

  43. My comments keep disappearing into cyberspace, so I apologize if you have 3 identical comments from me. Anyhoo….

    Bedhead? That’s what hats are for. Never admit fault! Blame it on cowlicks.
    .-= Run DMT´s last blog ..TOOT for Being a Featured Blogger! =-.

  44. Bedhead, wearing costumes in public, two different pairs of shoes….I get it. I’m a mom of two. Sometimes easier is better! 🙂

  45. That’s not that bad, I have seen much worse. Boys its no big deal. Now when a little girl looks like she has dread-locks in the making on the back of hear head, that’s bad.
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Princess Met the Sea Gals =-.

  46. The little one in the photo looks so cute! And that’s unbrushed hair? Just looks a tad windswept which is normal!
    .-= Gemma´s last blog ..A Barrel o’ Water Fun! =-.

  47. My son doesn’t have any hair yet at 5 months…but I’m sure there is lots of bed-head to come in the future! 🙂
    .-= Lemonade Mommy´s last blog ..Wordless-Wednesday: Food Fight! =-.

  48. When my daughter was little it wasn’t worth the chase now….she is a teen and the amount of time she spends on her hair….well it’s alot!

  49. LOL! The girlchild needs to brush. As for the boys – I make sure it is so short that we do not need to brush!

  50. I thought bed-head was all the rage!
    .-= Dina @ 4 Lettre Words´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  51. We call it “crazy” hair..I don’t chose that battle in the morning.

  52. I’ve added my (almost) Wordless Wednesday post! And on the topic of morning hair — every morning I ask my 10 year old son, did you brush your hair? You’d never know it b/c it looks like his hair hasn’t been near a brush in DAYS. Like the commenter above me, I don’t focus on that battle, in the hopes that peer pressure (i.e., the cute little girl he wants to impress) will lead him to get better acquainted with his brush! Happy Wednesday.

  53. I never brush my son’s hair and it is long too. My daughter’s hair gets brushed usually, but sometimes we let it go all weekend. What a mess! Lazy parents unite!
    .-= Angela at mommy bytes´s last blog ..WW – Have Skype Will Travel =-.

  54. Sometimes, the bedhead is epic and there is nothing to be done!

  55. guess it’s easier for the boys.. I have a girl and of course long hair needed brushing, and put up.
    .-= Auntie E´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Where Are They? =-.

  56. LOL– kinda looks familiar!
    .-= write-brained´s last blog ..Wordless (or Wordful) Wednesday =-.

  57. My boys all have these amazing cowlicks that no matter how many times their hair is brushed, it always looks like they have bedhead. So, my advice … blame it on the cowlicks! *wink*
    .-= Karen @ If I Could Escape´s last blog ..The one where he tells me he wants to try basketball next … =-.

  58. love me some good bedhead too
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Becuase I am MAD…. =-.

  59. LMBO!!

    My kids have bedhead alot.
    .-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Take Me Back Tuesday & Flashback Friday =-.

  60. I still remember my daughters’ trauma when I’d leave the house early and DAD was in charge of hair. He IS the only guy I know who can do a “high” pony tail, though, so they really didn’t have to be worried!

    It’s Only High School

  61. I chuckle when my 7th grader walks out the door with his bedhead…if you have the confidence to wear bed head to middle school then get on with your bad self 😉
    .-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Giveaway Winners =-.

  62. Okay, it drives me insane too. Then again, some days Madison looks like she’s barely brushed her hair, even though I’ve sent her back upstairs TWICE to do it. She won’t let me touch her hair anymore, that’s for sure.

    Justine 😮 )
    .-= Justine´s last blog ..Words To The Dog =-.

  63. My daughter hates to have her hair brushed! It’s a battle everyday and though she doesn’t go to school, there are many days when we get in the car and I look at her and realize her wild mane has not been tamed. But hey, the 80’s are back right? She can work the big hair thing.

  64. I’m guilty of showing off the bed head, too! With my son I try to keep his hair buzzed to avoid this. But if it’s been a while since his last buzz, look out! His bed head can be bad! Just think Alfalfa
    .-= Evonne´s last blog ..Luck =-.

  65. I thought the bed head look is “in”…I think it looks cute, especially on a boy.

  66. My son has bed head all the time.
    .-= Stephanie @ Geezees´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday, You capture, theme "the moment" =-.

  67. I’m all for wash and wear hair … vive la perm 😉
    Hugs and blessings,
    .-= Small Reflections´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts – Wordful Wednesday =-.

  68. lol, glad to see i am not alone

  69. Bed head always seems worse when we don’t get around to the barber — we are visiting him today – since my son’s hair looked a lot like this – this morning! Have a great week!

  70. Little kids make bedhead look good….wish I could get away with it. 🙂
    .-= Kelli @ writing the waves´s last blog ..WfulW – My bags are packed, I’m ready to go… =-.

  71. What a great photo but I have to say you’re not alone! 🙂

    Happy WW! Mine’s up.

    The Misplaced Midwesterner

  72. My son has a thick, blond curly mane. Even if he does brush it, 10 second later you couldn’t tell. He has chronic bed head and I’m jealous.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Stop to smell the flowers =-.

  73. See now that doesn’t even look like bed head to me, looks pretty good. You should see my three year old’s sticking straight up.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Got Milk? =-.

  74. it’s one thing i can hardly stand…i don’t know why, but it seems the comb is the easy part of the morning! i mean, i totally would send my kids without socks to get their hair done…and having girls, it’s a must!
    .-= a thorn among roses´s last blog ..neena and pappp–ooooo =-.

  75. There is nothing wrong with a little bedhead! My son still has it even after I try to brush it down! The only thing that helps his toddler bedhead is washing his hair.
    .-= Michaela´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Playing outside =-.

  76. So true! Heck, why not just send them to school in their PJ’s?! It would save time, effort, and they’d probably thank you for it. :o)
    .-= Amethyst Moon´s last blog ..I had to Have it; It was Rad! =-.

  77. Four kids here, three that go to school. I allow my son to basically get ready on his own I just let him know if I notice his hair isn’t getting kept that it gets buzzed and that takes care of his hair. Girls have no choice, they do it and then if I don’t like it I do it. They’ve come to the conclusion just to wet the brush and give mom it first. There is one kid that does come to the bus stop with unkept hair. So many times I wanted to brush his hair for him, it isn’t short so you can really tell and it is somewhat wavy so mix that together and it looks like he just crawled out of bed and ran to the stop. Happy WW!

    My WW is: http://homemom3.blogspot.com/2010/03/wordless-wednesday-1st-day-of-spring.html
    .-= homemom3´s last blog ..Hershey’s Better Basket: Blog Hop =-.

  78. Lot’s of bed head in this house LOL

  79. I am sooooo with you on this! My poor son just has his hair shaved down because I can’t bring myself to comb one more head of hair! You’ve seen my girls hair right?? Are you speaking at CBC?? Can’t wait to meet you there!
    .-= Brandie´s last blog ..Bloggography Week 6~Exposure Compensation =-.

  80. That is why yesterday Merrick got his hair buzzed. 🙂
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Wordfull Wed- The Fair =-.

  81. you call THAT bed head??? You should see my poor unloved girls. Sigh. I used to be a better mom too. Well, better at the ‘appearances’ at least. Maybe, it just means we’ve graduated to focusing on what’s really important? Yep. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

  82. There have been many times that I wish my daughter could just go to school with bed head…but with her curly hair she looks a bit wild!
    .-= shortmama´s last blog ..Lion, Just 2.38 A Pound =-.

  83. We’re seeing Whales this time of year so why not spa there? http://spaaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/wordless-wednesday-32410/ Thanks for the words!

    Spa wishes, Candy

  84. Love the bed head….too funny! I think most of us are like that….it just gets to that point where who cares!? hahha

    Happy Wednesday my friend!
    .-= melissa – spoiled mommy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  85. Love it!! What about the parent that has bedhead and the child with perfectly coiffed hair? I am usually so crazy trying to get out the door that I forget to do my own hair!

  86. That is just way too funny.. I know I will so do that some day too. Sometimes they just do not want their hair comb..

    Have a great Wednesday..
    I made it back…
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Brown eyed Girl… =-.

  87. I love this post! My oldest used to have the cutest bows in her frustratingly short hair. I scoffed at harried mothers who let their little girls’ locks fly free. And now, with my strong willed third child, I am that mother. Not only does her hair not have bows in it for longer than a few minutes a day… it’s often extra curly from not being brushed! Call it lazy, call it pick your battles…. call it fodder for the wedding day toast… it is what it is.
    .-= Vanessa´s last blog ..Making the Grade in Food Photography =-.

  88. Ya know I’ve been thinking about this all day trying to think of what kind of comment I should leave because I signed up last night. Well, I remember my youngest boy getting up, and he always had bed head especially after a haircut. I would wet it down, and put a winter cap over his head & he’d go to school. He didn’t like it much, but oh well. I just kept thinking about the other kids making fun of him I guess & he had enough problems with that.
    .-= Xmasdolly´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday! – Better late then never! =-.

  89. He looks just fine to me 🙂 It has that cool look, where you try not to be cool LOL.
    .-= jennyleite´s last blog ..Funny Ph(F)rases Friday =-.

  90. sometimes no matter what you do the hair does what the hair does LOL
    .-= Night Owl Mama´s last blog ..I Haven’t Felt My Self Lately =-.

  91. I love me some good bedhead, too! My girl is in a phase where she’d rather have her hair poking in her eyes because it feels long and princesses have long hair. She refuses to let me pull it up and it’s infuriating. So we go most places with messy hair and she’s happy and confident all the same!
    .-= Amber @ Because Babies Grow Up´s last blog ..WW: Sammi’s Talent with Photography =-.

  92. This is why I idolize you, Angie. 🙂 You are one smart cookie, and I’m already following in your footsteps. I am a BIG fan of hats as well.
    .-= Sera @ Laughing Through the Chaos´s last blog ..Balancing Acts {Book Review and Giveaway} =-.