Sunday, June 6, 2010

Does It Really Matter?

I've been stewing all weekend about a comment my brother made on Saturday. According to him, Matthew should have been a girl.

Why would a loving brother say something like that about his nephew AND his Godson, you ask?

Simply, because I prefer Matthew's hair to be cut in a bowl cut style.

Matthew's hair is dead straight. It grows in a twirl around the crown of his head. It's super thick. And as far as I am concerned the style suits him.

This is how I comb it when it's wet.

And this is what it does the second it dries.

Last night, as I sat here stewing I did a little research. It would seem the bowl cut has been around forever and in-numerous parents have bestowed their offspring with this style. My brother has been making comments about Matthew's hair all along and it doesn't matter to him that many people have said, "My father/brother/son/uncle/nephew/friend had that same haircut when he was Matthew's age. It's a typical, classic, little boy hairstyle."

Matthew is two years old. Does it really matter what hairstyle he has at this point in life? Is he going to be scarred for life because I prefer to leave his hair a little long? Will he grow up and hate me for doing this to him?

To all three questions, I am going to have to answer no. And at the end of the day, I like it and isn't that what matters most right now?

So I say, to everyone who doesn't like my choices for my son, it is just too bad for you!

Has anyone said anything to you recently that you just need to get off your chest? Tell me here!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy


Twincerely,Olga said...

Hi! stopping by from Sits!!!I think his hair looks adorable!!!

LisaDay said...

Two people have called my little guy a girl recently so it might be time to cut his hair. On the other hand, he is so cute I am saddened to cut his hair.

No matter what you do, when our children age they will be horrified but what we put them (clothes) in or did to them (haircut) so you might as well enjoy it.