Where Does He Get that HAIR?!?

This blog has been a wee bit on the serious side lately–I realize that.  Even when I am talking about positive things, it’s with a bit of a serious tone.

So we need some lightening up around here, yes?

Yes, I thought so too.

So I thought I would tackle a reader (and pretty much anyone we meet) question….

Where does Eddie get that HAIR?!?!

Almost every single person who sees Eddie asks me this question.  And since putting that new family picture up there at the top of the blog (THANK YOU, Missy!  Muah!), more and more people have been commenting on his curly blond locks compared to our dark tresses.  So I am here today to set the record straight!

First?  I can tell you were he DIDN’T get the hair….

I have clearly…CLEARLY…always had super straight hair (and an outstanding fashion sense).  however, it was blonder than it is now.  Well, now it’s darker due to umm…a little help.  But my TRUE hair color is brown.  But as a kid, it was MUCH lighter.

Now…take a peek at this guy…

Oh hello blond curls!!  Yes, that’s right, at one time Cortney had blond, soft curls.  And chubby little arms and legs…just like someone else I know…

Admittedly Eddie’s hair is not that curly here….I had just plastered it with sunscreen


So now we know where the hair came from.  But how about we take a minute to look at it’s future, shall we?

If Eddie’s hair truly is his father’s hair, here is what he can look forward to….

The curls?  They keep growing.  They are really not this red…it’s just good old early 80’s photography!  Maybe I will get Eddie’s hair cut before this happens…but maybe not.

They start to get a little tighter as the boy grows.  And a wee a little browner.  And that little green jacket?  Shut up!  Eddie is SURE to have style!

Even tighter curls.  Even browner curls.  Even cooler jacket.  The boy knows outerwear, people.  He so does.

Tight curls and baby chicks?  What is that?  Bunnies?  And I love the carefully posed hands on the open book.  Super chic.

I purposefully skipped the early adolescent years.  No one needs that.  And Cortney?  Would not be pleased if I posted that.  So here is high schoolish age.  Those curls?  Super tight.  Totally brown.  The transformation is almost complete….almost.

In college?  He went ahead and did this….

Yes, that is his actual hair.  My man?  Can grow a MEAN afro!  He is one studly white man with a fro!

Cortney apologizes to Eddie daily for the hair.  He says there are two haircuts:  short and long.  And if long goes bad?  It’s a fro-lett.

yes that is an afro mullet.  don’t mock.  Cort MAY have had one that matched his dad’s….

Maybe the fro is in Eddie’s future?  If it is?  He will DEFINITELY impress his friends.  He will be the hit of the sports team he is on (if he is on one.  his choice.  totally.)

Hopefully he will learn to embrace the curls like his dad has.  Hopefully he will love what he has in common with the man who loves him most in this world.

So yes, Eddie gets his cute little ‘do from his daddy.  And I think he also gets his heart-melting smile from him.  And his kind nature.  And his….

oh wait.

This was about hair.


So to answer your question:  Cortney.  He gets his hair from Cortney.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Ha! Love the trip down hair memory lane. I am so thankful my natural curls aren't that tight. But…I hate that my boys don't have my curls!

  2. I'm loving this post! Exactly what I needed to lighten up the mood.

    Very impressed with the stock of pictures, and the nice flow of events. It all comes together nicely. Good job!

    Eddie is such a cutie pie. He truly is the happiest mix of the two of you. But his hair? Definitely not yours 🙂

  3. designHER Momma says

    I demand that Courtney bring back the fro.

  4. That fro ROCKS!!!

    I wish Tater would've gotten Jason's curls – I would love to have a little boy with bouncy, blonde curls 🙂

  5. Booyah's Momma says

    Sigh. My husband also had curly blond locks when he was little, and they were so cute. But my genetics clearly won out with our kids.

    Also, can I just say thank you for switching over to full rss feeds? I'm loving that.

  6. LOL – hilarious! Love all the pics – really takes me back in time when those jackets and hair styles were cool!

  7. Jennifer Kay says

    Okay so it's not often that I really LOL, it's just fun to type LOL but today….LAUGH OUT LOUD. Sorry Cort but those pics are HILARIOUS! Poor Eddie. What would have happened to the hair if he was a girl? Marge Simpson?

    We get the same questions…brown hair parents and blondie little kids, I just tell them that I'm "pretty sure" Jon is their dad but, you just never know. HA!!!

  8. torie@Life With Rylie says

    So funny! I love it! Love the fro too hehe. Even though he has his hair, E definitely is a good combo of you both 🙂 Rylie got her daddys curls but she looks just like me when I was a babe.

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

  9. HarmSkills says

    love the hair memory lane and the new blog photo, katie you look incredible!

  10. Funky Mama Bird says

    Those are some seriously great photos – I love the progression to the fro.

    Whenever I'm out with Gunne Bear, I always hear, "Where did he get that hair??" Although that wasn't such a mystery – we actually figured he'd have a 50% chance at being a red-head, it's the blue eyes that have us scratching our heads going, Where the HECK did THOSE come from?

  11. Missy@Wonder, Friend says

    Love the hair, no matter where it came from. Those curls!

    My son's hair is exactly the same color mine was, until mine started going a bit gray. I have red hair, so the gray isn't obvious – it just looks more and more blond as the gray creeps in. Now people will look at my son and ask me, "Where did he get that hair color?" I always think, "Well, from me. Isn't that obvious?" And then I remember… my hair doesn't look like that anymore! I need to take the child to the salon with me and have them match it.

  12. Bitter Betty says

    I love this post. My hubby and I both have really dark hair. My son serious toe head. It sometimes gets annoying when people look at us like there is no way in h-e- double hickey sticks that we brunettes could possibly be the parents of this blond child. But anyone who has known me longer than 8 years knows that under my guise of black hair? In naturally blond. I can pull of dark hair like I was born with it 😉 Great post!

  13. Wow, what a trip down memory lane! 🙂 Cute!!

  14. Life with the Lebedas says

    haha, the flashback pictures crack me up but your son is so cute!

  15. oh mah gawd! Cortney with a fro is AMAZING! Love it.