Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Okay, now Drew's bugging me

Alright, y'all, I've admittedly had a jump in occurrences of Ace being called a girl. The other night when we were at Kroger and we let him walk in on his canes (and by "walk in," I mean walk 3 feet and lose all interest) like 5 people walked past and said "Bless her heart" and "did she have surgery" and "how old is she?"

That wouldn't bother me, but Drew's getting on my back about cutting Ace's hair. I think it's freaking adorable, Drew thinks it's getting too long and in fact compared him to a Vietnam vet. I think that's unfair. You won't find Vietnam vets with perfect golden ringlets. Rob compared him to the drummer for Poison, which is silly, cuz Rikki Rockett totally has STRAIGHT hair.

So I'm asking again.



17 comments:

Nicole Bradshaw said...

It is time, girl. But think what fun his first haircut could be! And you could save a few curls for the baby book.

Just know, though, that once his hair is short, he will be a LITTLE BOY. He won't look like a baby anymore. (Boo. And may I also say, hoo.)

Me? My kid's still bald.

tgtank said...

even though I do LOVE those curls I think he should look like a little boy. daddy's right this time.

Watercolor said...

Who cares what other people think? He's freaking adorable!

Jennifer said...

If you do HAVE to cut it, then just have them trim it a little and leave the long curls--He is ADORABLE! And I don't think he looks like a girl AT ALL!

Susan said...

If you can honestly use the word "ringlets" then it's probably time. Once it gets past curls, well... Generally speaking, boys aren't into having ringlets.

HEATHER said...

Jennifer, if his hair is just trimmed leaving the ringlets he will have a mullet. I wouldn't wish that on anyone!
Take him somewhere they will not give him a buzz cut but a sweet pixie type look.
I was able to hold off on getting Paddy's until he was about two as well, but I went and I told them just to trim and shape, nothing severe.
It's time honey, I am so sorry.
((HUGS))
Failing that you should dress him in more blue clothes.

Melinda Barton said...

Oh, please. Until he's old enough to care that a bunch of Mississippi rednecks think he's a girl, screw it. I think you guys have far more important lessons to teach him about manhood than that it's defined by what other people think. Sorry, just do. And I think you'll both do an awesome job teaching him those lessons if you just stop obsessing over the boy's hair until/unless it's getting in his way.

sinister_n_evil said...

I refuse to vote... but I say start using hair products and give that little man a pony tail...

hang in there sweetness...

Rob the Webkahunah said...

For the record, I said he looked like he could be the drummer for Poison, not that he looked like the drummer for poison....

mayberry said...

Got to agree with Susan on this one.

Sharon said...

I voted no. :-)

Sandi said...

The last time you posed this question I said no ... but I think it's time now. He'll thank you later.

From the Doghouse said...

It won't matter. With Sweet Pea, we would have her in the frilliest pink dress we could find, along with earrings, and people would say "what a cute little boy."

Sometimes people are idiots. That's not Ace's fault.

Jennifer said...

No, no, no, no, no--Not a mullet! :oD More like a pageboy--Just trim up the bangs and bring the back up---He sems to have straight bangs, so it could work...Although a mullet might fit in with the critics Melinda was referring to: Give 'em what they want!

One more thing: Kids' hair grows ungodly fast and if you do cut off the sweetness, it will be back in two shakes of a lambs tail--It seems like we're ALWAYS taking Landon for a haircut nowadays!

black betty said...

a mullet would be cool. business in the front, party in the back. that way you get to keep the curlz... ;)

rachel said...

my little one has long hair. not many little kids do...so you might as well enjoy it while you can!

Alice said...

C'mon..you know...He could join the Billy Ray fan club and get to mack on Miley. If he called her "babe" maybe he could make BANK!!!