Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 12:56 PM
I agree that Pam's curly hair after the mayo treatment was cute, and it brings up something that's been nagging at me: Pam's "fancy new Beesley" hair made sense for the character at the time when she was single and rebuilding her self-esteem, but as someone with curly hair, I've been wondering how/why she bothers or manages that with a baby and a toddler. It takes a lot of time to get curly hair to look like her normal look -- straighten it to remove the natural curl, and then curling it to get a little bounce instead of that flat-iron look. We're talking at least half an hour a day, and it has to be re-straightened the moment it gets even slightly damp (unless her hair is very different from mine). If she really does like it straight, she might do it as often as possible, but there would likely be a few curly days mixed in, especially in times when Jim is out of town and she's on her own with the babies. The big problem with her initial look was the shapeless long, frizzy curls while the bangs were straightened. With her hair shorter and more shaped, it would look cute curly, the way it was when she and Meredith went out. I guess that's my personal nit-pick (sorry, couldn't resist).
It is possible that Meredith had an independent case of lice -- Cece got hers at school and passed it to Pam, but then Meredith also had lice, and so many people at the office getting lice may have been because of two carriers. Didn't Meredith assume they'd migrated from (ahem) elsewhere on her body? I was actually waiting for Dwight to attempt a lice autopsy and determine that there were two different kinds, so that some of the cases in the office weren't from Meredith, and that was what would place the blame on Pam.
It was fun seeing Erin be competent in an area where she has expertise.