Slice of Life #20 Challenge Day 12/31:
We were about to begin class when I heard from my student, C., "Hey Haase! Should I get a mullet?"
Even though I teach seniors in high school, I have many conversations with students about random topics, such as mullets.
"Well...is a mullet haircut what you really want?" I asked C.
"I do have blue hair. Why not a mullet too?" C. responded.
"It sounds like you have made your decision. Besides, hair grows, right? You're eighteen. It's your hair. Get the kind of haircut you want." I replied.
"You can always shave it!" B., the student sitting next to C. said.
"Will you have a mullet for prom?" Another student, W., asked in disbelief.
"I think that I will wait after prom." C. replied.
"I'm curious. Is getting a mullet haircut a thing now? What made you think of cutting your hair, mullet style?" I inquired.
"You know, Miley Cyrus got one... And if Miley does it..." C. shared.
I may have laughed out loud.
"Well, that's a compelling reason, " I joked.
"The hairdresser that I shadowed had one. It looked awesome." C. said.
"That sounds like a better reason. I can't wait to see what you end up doing." I said.
Suddenly, three students produced photos of Miley Cyrus's mullet haircut.
"See how cute this is?" B. said.
"I think that it's time to start class." I said. We took out our independent reading books and got started.
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