Dude Looks A Lady Redux –

Thorin’ s hair has been of constant concern to Ward and my mother. It become like a thing, Man.

Both of them demanding he get a haircut especially before kindergarten starts. My mom going as far as telling me kids would make fun of him. I could take him being made fun of for his hair over a few other things that keep me up at night.

It doesn’t help that he gets mistaken for a girl at least once a day. Honestly, what is it with these people? Can’t they see he’s a dude? He wears Avenger t-shirts, camo shorts, hiking boots. I can see mistaking him for being a girl – if he was a lesbian.

I put my foot down over all this hair cutting talk because I thought cutting his hair would really play in to stupid stereotypes and

Thorin’s page boy

conventions. And – he has beautiful hair. AND – if your husband and mother agree on something you should think that thing over very carefully.

But, then I took a hard look at a recent photo of Thorin. Holy crap! He looks like a girl! It’s the haircut! (Courtesy of me. Cheap-O. Bad hair cutter!)

He went from what his CDS case manager called “My little surfer boy.” To something quite else.

Barbie’s page boy!

I told Ward in a panic we should cut Thorin’s hair. Ward grabbed Thorin and pulled him onto a kitchen stool yelling at me to “Get the scissors!”. Geesh, so fearful I would change my mind. Ward and I joined forces – and cut his hair. It was an Edward Scissorhands moment for sure.

Thorin’s hair cut phase 1

My sister said now his hair looks like his first-year-art-school-girlfriend cut it.

We go to a professional this weekend. I know how I want his hair to look. I even have a photo for the hairdresser.

Photo for hairdresser (Shiloh Jolie-Pitt)

Girl looks like a dude.

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About Kari Wagner-Peck

Kari Wagner-Peck lives with her husband and son in Maine. She is a writer & storyteller who home schools with her son. She is the author of the memoir Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, May, 2017, Central Recovery Press. She has been published at The New York Times Well Family blog, The Huffington Post, The The Good Men Project, The Sydney Morning Herald Daily Life blog, BLOOM and Love That Max among others. Author page: kariwagnerpeck.com Twitter @KariWagnerPeck and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NotAlwaysHappyLive/ Email: kariwagnerpeck@gmail.com

6 thoughts on “Dude Looks A Lady Redux –

    • Thanks! I want to kill it but you never really know. He is going to look great with that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt hair cut though.

  1. heh heh. But handsome boys are always thought to be girls. Girls must be pretty, and if you’re pretty, you must be a girl. But on the haircut: I read an article a little while ago. The point of the article was — remember David and Goliath? and when the guy’s hair was cut, he lost his strength? True story! Apparently, scientifically found to be true: cut your hair and lose part of your sensory powers. Think ESP sort of powers. But really. When my Coco was born, I thought I would never cut his hair until he was 12. Well, that resolve only lasted until his hair started to get in his eyes. Then we started cutting his hair, like a boy. But he recently turned 10. And he is refusing to have his hair cut! All so many pre-teen behaviors, already. lol. And yes, your boy will look great with that girl’s cut. Especially if you let him run around dirty, like a boy.

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