I want a rat tail like Remy’s…

Remy's rat tail2020

Remy’s tail

The last time my San Francisco crew visited, I teased Remy about his long braid. After admiring it, I suggested he not dare fall asleep at night because I would cut it off and glue it on for myself. He laughed. He wasn’t terrified. (I’m using his photo here with his permission.)

I had no idea it was called a ‘rat’s tail’. Why would I? It was my patient friend Celine, who made my first real braid and commented that’s what it looked like. I thought it was because my hair is grey and Remy’s is black, (like mine used to be).

Then, son Rafi told me it WAS called a ‘rat’s tail’. Imagine! I keep learning folks. Don’t we all NEED to know these things? Aren’t you glad I’m telling you?

I’m a determined sort. Ask my kids. It drives them nuts.

Photo on 2020-04-22 at 10.18

All I could do was make a small ponytail

So, I continued to let my own rat’s tail grow, but now I’m isolating because of COVID:19 and giving friends and others I love a break by not seeing anyone. I’m definitely not talented enough to make a braid for myself in the back of my head. Forget it. All I could do was make a small ponytail and hope for the best.

Photo on 2020-04-25 at 09.12 2

The lovely braid Samantha made

Then, finally Samantha visited wearing a mask, washed her hands 100 times, etc., etc., etc. but still beautiful. What a treat. She made a lovely braid for me. I loved it. The next morning, it was stubbornly curled up to the left and no way was it willing to straighten out.

Photo on 2020-04-26 at 10.49

Note the stubborn curl toward the left of photo

Want some good advice? Watch out what you wish for. You may get it AND regret it. I had straight jet-black hair and would have sold my young soul to the devil to have it curl. Well, now I’ve got what I then wanted so badly. My grey hair IS wavy. I hate it! It drives me crazy. It won’t wave the way I’d want it to. It is totally uncontrollable. Sometimes it looks like the 1920s. Oh, woe is me… I’m back to nothing but a silly little ponytail.

You mean I didn’t make you cry with this very sad tale about my tail??

23 thoughts on “I want a rat tail like Remy’s…

  1. A great post! Thank you for your entertaining stories. Love, Marion

    On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 5:16 PM View from Over the Hill wrote:

    > viewfromoverthehill posted: ” The last time my San Francisco crew visited, > I teased Remy about his long braid. After admiring it, I suggested he not > dare fall asleep at night because I would cut it off and glue it on for > myself. He laughed. He wasn’t terrified. (I’m using his photo ” >

  2. Gosh, I honestly don’t know how I managed to survive up to now not knowing that the skinny little “queue” is now called a rat’s tail! And I also had to look up how to spell “queue”, so I learned TWO critically important things as a result of your post! I would like to know what the heck the extra “ue” is for on that word — perhaps you, in your great wisdom, will know???

  3. The pony tail is cute too, and it will grow, then the braid will straighten out! I do envy your thick, wavy hair. I’m glad you’re one of the people who can make us laugh—we need all the fun we can get, these days!

  4. The rat tail! It’s a pretty rare haircut now, but I love it. I also have one, I started mine in 2017 and now it’s about the same lenght of the boy’s in the first pic. But for a little boy it’s very very long! Here in Italy, you still see kids with rat tails, but they’re usually much shorter, just some inches of hair.

  5. Yes, Remy does have a very long tail. I had to cut mine because I was using tight little elastics to hold it and they tore my hair so much there wasn’t much of a tail left. I’m learning to handle it better since then. I still enjoy having something new just for fun. Thanks for reading,,,

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