8 Line Challenge – misplaced hair.

The prompt is misplaced hair over in the 8 Line Challenge corner.

Who took the challenge this time around?

You probably know them.  You probably love them.

It’s Missy Bedell, known also as Literal Mom, and Jen Mitchell who writes at Buried With Children.



Dear Misplace Hair.

I know your are there… he says he doesn’t care.

But I know, I’ve studied the area well.

Why are you there? Did you get jealous of the few on my head.

 I hate those too, you know. 

What to do? What to do?

Dye it, pluck it, shave it clean?

Shit! Does this mean more are coming?

Oh misplaced hair, I hate your new home right above my pubic bone.


Jen is the mother of triplets plus their big brother, who often feels that she is buried in children. Find her stories from under the pile on her blog Buried with Children  and follow her on Twitter @buriedwithkids.





Misplaced Hair

He shakes hands and introduces himself.

He notices that she notices.

They all notice.

Small talk is painful.

He excuses himself to the restroom.

When he walks in, he sees his hair, misplaced, sitting sideways.

What the hell, he thinks, and takes it off.

He goes back out to start over, but she’s already gone.


Missy Bedell blogs at Literal Mom, where she uses wit, humor and tears to encourage parents to think about their parenting.  She skydived in college, ran with the bulls after college and bungee jumped a couple of years ago.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Thanks ladies.  The 8mm gap in my pubic bone is honored by your 8 lines.


* You can read the original 8 line series (written in my postpartum haze) here.  Look for more guests taking the 8 Line Challenge on the 8th, 16th, and 24th of the month.

6 responses to “8 Line Challenge – misplaced hair.”

  1. Thanks for having me! It was fun.

  2. Jester Queen says:

    Oh noes! I love the displaced toupee. SO very awkward. He’s going to have to start again some other time. And now I’m going to have to um, see if there’s anything gray above my pubic bone.

  3. Oh Missy. Poor GUY! She bailed? Really?

    As for the pubic bone hair: my friend and I call those kinds of misplaced treasures “Waldo.”

    But now that I think about it, Waldo’s maybe better for a toupee.

  4. Marta says:

    LOL. I loved both, but I sure know a lot about misplaced hairs on me…

  5. Emily Woodhouse says:

    Ha ha. That was pretty funny. Enjoyed that.

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