I just found this photo of me with a bad 1980s perm. The saddest thing is that after a really bad perm that my mother inflicted on me as a kid, I still went ahead and got another one when I was an adult and certainly should have known better. The picture was taken around Gus' 2nd birthday, February 1984. I was 31. I just shared this photo with a friend who asked if I could still get in that position on the floor. That made me think of the second photo -- this was taken last July, with Rosie on her 2nd birthday. I was 61. So yes, I still can. But definitely no more perms.