Red Hair vs. Blonde Hair
Much to My Dismay I Didn’t Grow Up to Be a Carrot-Topped Tatterdemalion.
My childhood idols were Anne of Green Gables for her passion and intelligence, Punky Brewster for her fashion sense and fearlessness, Little Orphan Annie for her free spirit and spunk, and Pippi Longstocking for her creative storytelling and totally cool shoulder monkey. I guess the mystery is solved as to why I have always pined for red hair and freckles. I just realized, though, that they were all orphans…. I think I see a connection here. Every time I tried to die my hair flaming red, I would get in trouble and threaten to run away. I should thank my parents for helping me be a “grounded blonde” instead of a “homeless redhead.”