Short hair –

I posted a couple photos of T.’s haircut yesterday without explanation because I didn’t have time. News flash – working mothers don’t have a lot of time.

(check out Dirt Hippie No More and Kurt Cobain without the angst posts)

A few days after my post Dude Looks Like A Lady, Part 2, my husband took T. to a barber and had his haircut. When they came through the door I was sad because his hair had obviously meant something to me. But, I said, “You look awesome!” He did look awesome. I also didn’t want him to think there was anything wrong with his short hair – because there isn’t. I told myself it was good because he had a sinus infection and I had been cleaning snot and Italian ice out of his hair for a few days. I ignored the fact my husband said upon presenting our newly shorn son, “No one will think he’s a girl!” because it wasn’t done in spite – it was just done.

I have heard ad nauseam from teachers at his school, “He looks so grown up!” “He looks like a big boy!” “He’s so mature.”

Short hair = The Man.

For now, Rebels 0    The Man 1

Postscript – I dig a guy who wears a tutu and flannel.

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About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a blogger, writer & social justice storyteller who unschools with her son. She also has a M.S.W. and was at various times a practicing social worker, documentary videographer and film festival director She is the author of Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald, Parents, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Follow her on Twitter @atypicalson and like her at Not Always Happy Facebook page. Email her:

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