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
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.
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.
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.
Girl looks like a dude.
Ha! Haha! Hahaha!
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.
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.
Makes me want to grow my hair out. Thanks for reading and commenting! Love it.
Laughed till I had tears in my eyes. Barbies Page Boy!
Yay! Tell your friends to read it.