|May 2010. First little wisps appear.|
As his hair got longer, it also grew magnetic powers. It attracted men and women of all ages who thought the brilliant white locks just needed to be touched. "Look at that hair".
Then last winter happened. The humidity went away, and the curls were not quite as tight. I heard the first "oh what a pretty little girl". I shook it off. I really didn't understand how someone could think this little boy in cargo pants and a dinosaur shirt was "a pretty girl". Doesn't he look like a boy? I mean, he'd actually be kind of an ugly little girl (in my humble opinion).
|My "pretty little girl"?|
But I kept hearing it. "Oh she has pretty hair" "Look at her blonde curls" "Where does she get that blonde hair" "GIRL" "SHE" "HER" I was tired of people calling him my little girl and tired of correcting people. And then his sister caught on. A little teasing from her brought tears to my boy's eyes. So I told him we were going to get his hair cut. He protested. I told him that he had three options. He could A. Look like a little girl and leave his hair the way it is. B. Get it cut and look like a little boy or C. Have Momma cut it and look like a goofball. He chose option B. and so I made an appointment. His sister was almost in tears. "Please don't let them cut Gregory's curls off. I like his hair."
As we sad there waiting I had second thoughts about it. But then the hairdresser walked in and said "Oh she has such beautiful hair."
|In the salon, waiting.|
Gregory was a bit scared when I put him up in the chair. He liked the dinosaur cover they put on him but did not like getting his hair sprayed with the water bottle. But then he was given his own water bottle and after spraying Momma a couple times he was good to go. She started snipping and the locks started to fall.
He held still and let her cut his hair, only looking around every so often as one of the patrons of the salon would goo and gaa just how cute he was.
I didn't cry. After all, it's just hair. My golden curly haired little boy is gone and in his place is a boy with white waves. He told me on the way home that his Daddy was going to say "Who's this little boy coming into my house?" And his Daddy did say that. And Gregory was so proud to look like a boy. He looks so sweet. I just wish it didn't make him look so old.
|After the haircut|