Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Very Large Heads

This post is one from my private blog that is just too good not to share. It will definitely help you get to know us a little better. We're weirdies, I know.

Is it any wonder that our kids are always in the top percentile for their head size? Not really, considering that we are their parents. Little C's head isn't even on the chart anymore. I've always known that I have a large head for a girl. None of my guy friends' hats EVER fit me. They were always a bit snug and made me feel like my eyebrows were being lifted a couple centimeters too high. And Anthony's hats always felt comfortable, if not even a little big on me. Which led me to believe that both of us have larger than normal heads.

I've always heard that the average human head is about 8 pounds. Sounds about right. But I'm always complaining that hats don't fit me and that I have such a big head. So about 2 years ago, I decided....(before I tell you what we did, you have to know that we realize we are the biggest nerds on the planet, and you will think it's so ridiculous)....but I decided that Anthony and I should weigh our heads. So each of us in turn lied down on the ground and put only our heads on the scale. Mine weighed 9 pounds. That's a big difference from the average head. Think of a pound of hamburger. Huge! So I was whining about the weight of my head and was worried that Anthony would put his head on the scale and it would weigh the same or less than mine. I would have been mortified to have a bigger head than my husband. So he did it (all the while thinking I was the biggest geek for making him weigh his head) and guess what his head weighed.... 12 pounds!! Can you believe it? We were laughing so hard. Think of FOUR pounds of meat. We're so weird, I admit it.

But anyway, about a year later, before church one Sunday we were talking about our large heads again and decided to weigh them again. Guess what happened! Anthony lost half a pound and somehow my head found the half a pound that his lost! My head is gaining weight. How does that happen? Eventually our heads are bound to meet in the middle at about 10 1/2 pounds.

I know that if you're reading this you're thinking about what a strange couple we are. But hey, we're easily entertained. Nothing wrong with that! And as weird as you think we are, I know there are those of you reading this that are going to pull out your own scale and weigh your own heads tonight. Whether you admit it or not, I know you're out there.... let me know what happens!


A Bunch of Roaches said...

I've totally thought about weighing my head before. That post was hillarious. :)

Rebecca said...

Funny!!! I have measured my nose and my husbands nose :). I am pretty sure mine was longer.