So legend has it that you will bald if there is a history of balding on your maternal side of the family. So basically if your mom’s dad was bald, you’ll be bad. But let’s be real…once you become a Dad, you start balding. Some attribute it to old age, some attribute it to stress. Let’s be real, balding comes from Dad-ness.
Dads know how to rock a balding head. They are believers of the toupee, champions of the comb over, and enforcers of the hat. But don’t let that fool you, Dads are proud of their baldness. They see it as a blessing and a curse.
Although you and mom make fun of Dad for putting sunscreen on his bald spot when at the park, Dad knows that a peeling scalp is the worst burn you can get. Dad sees his bald spot as a sign of wisdom, a goodluck spot to rub before work presentations, and a beauty mark. It shows experience and a distinguished person. To you, it’s the opportunity to buy him Rogaine and other gag presents for his birthday.
You know that one friend that everyone mistakens for a 40 year old? Chances are it’s because he is bald. To Dad, that friend makes him feel young. “See, I’m hip! Your friend is bald, just like me! It’s a catchy hair-do” as he points to famous bald celebs like Pitbull and Bruce Willis.
So be kind to Dad as his bald spot grows to a bald head. Because although the hair on his head is lessening, the hair in his ears and nose will grow longer.