If you have school aged kids, I’m sure you’ve seen some kids with really wild hair. Some have mohawks or unnatural colors or BOTH! Eventually your kid will ask for a crazy cut. Should you give in? How far is too far to go with kids?
I have two boys ages 8 and 10. For the most part my husband and I have been the decision makers when getting their hair cut. Sometimes they wanted to let their hair grow out so we had a longer style. My older one decided to cut his hair off and now has a really short hairstyle. He spikes it up in the mornings on his own. My 2nd grader found a hairstyle of his favorite lacrosse player, Paul Rabil. He watches him on YouTube (here’s his channel in case you wanted to know) and tries to copy his moves. He’s been talking about getting his hair cut FOREVER!
I finally gave in and let him get the haircut. It’s kind of a mohawk/mullet style (with lines).
Here’s why I agreed.
- It’s summer. I didn’t want him to disrupt the class with a crazy style.. I know him and he will be discussing his hair a lot!
- It could be worse. He didn’t ask for different colors or an actual mohawk so I thought we could make it work. I made him wait until after his first communion that was a couple of weeks ago.
- The smile on his face. He couldn’t believe I said yes. Sometimes it’s these little things they’ll remember.
- It will grow out.– I figured this would grow pretty quickly. School starts at the end of August and we’ll be back to a regular style by then.
- The sports star that he LOVES is a good role model. He posts about healthy eating and how he worked hard to get to where he is today. If he had been arrested for doing drugs or cursing on his YouTube channel, he would not be getting this hairstyle
Update!!– I tweeted the image of my son to Paul Rabil using his special hashtag that he uses for the haircut. He like and retweeted it! My son was so excited.
What do you think? Would you allow your son to get this cut? How far would you go?
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Tuesday 7th of June 2016
My son from the age of 9 to about 16 went through every color (blond, red, blue, green, split colors) and cut (fauxhawk, mohawk, cuts with no name) that you can think of. My mantra was, "it's just hair, it's just hair, it's just hair." He is now 24 with his first son on the way this month. I would love to tell you he outgrew the hair thing, but he hasn't. But, you know what? It's just hair!
Monday 6th of June 2016
Yes! It is just hair! And they need to feel in control of some aspects of their life so they will give in to lack of control in other areas.