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The original sin

The original sin, but still highly enjoyable pastime of parents everywhere is criticizing other parents. God knows what people say about the mother of the little boy in striped shirts.

But pardon me if I wonder about the two boys – brothers, I suppose, who got off the school bus yesterday. They seemed to be about 9 and 11, and they looked content enough.  Perhaps they just really liked their identical haircuts – elaborate mullets, with the tails trailing halfway down their backs.

Hoosier Daddy, anyway? Indeed, as the man said once. Indeed.

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posted August 26, 2005 at 5:29 am

Mullets are a deadly sin.

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Rachel Balducci

posted August 26, 2005 at 6:31 am

The best of both worlds: business in the front, party in the back. Who wouldn’t feel complete?

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posted August 26, 2005 at 7:45 am

Gets everybody talkin’ – including a popular weblog! Thus, I think these boys have achieved their attention-getting goal.
I hope that’s all my son is doing for attention when he’s 9 or 11…

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Ed the Roman

posted August 26, 2005 at 8:38 am

If a nine-year old and an 11 year old have identical haircuts, I see the hand of a parent.
And a MULLET? WIth TAILS!?!?!
I had a foster child with a similar haircut once. It was imposed by his mother, who hung on to the power to forbid its being cut like grim death: it was the only authority over him that she could exercise.
Tragically, another foster parent’s four year cut it off with scissors one day. What a shame.

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posted August 26, 2005 at 8:59 am

I’ve found out the hard way that a parent who readily criticized other parents
(on things indeed deserving criticism) proved herself to be thin-skinned when, trying to be a friend, I somewhat inadvertently shined a spotlight on her own daughter’s significant misdeeds. What had been a decade’s friendship was immediately lost and I haven’t heard from her since.
Why is it so difficult for people who can dish it out to be consistent and take it in return?

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Der Tommissar

posted August 26, 2005 at 10:06 am

You have seen the origin of the mullet movie on the internet, haven’t you?
Never knew it came from India. :)

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