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Old 06-20-2008, 06:17 AM   #21
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Oh he looks so handsome after his cut, what a difference. Very cute before and after!

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:21 AM   #22
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i keep my ds's hair somewhat short (he has a bit of a wave/curl when it's longer, but it's never gotten too long that anyone has mistaken him for a girl). this is my personal thought: you can't rely on gender specific clothing to give people a clue. especially the older set will see longer hair and assume girl. frankly, i don't think you should be offended if you chose to keep your son's hair long, even in boyish clothing. probably not a popular opinion, but that's my take on it in the first pic i can maybe see why people would think girl, it is quite long- but not in the other ones. if it were me and my son was starting to think he's a girl, i'd definitely keep his hair super short. but that's just me.
It's not that I was offended, just frustrated I guess. And like I said, I was never rude about it. Anytime someone made a comment, I realized they were just trying to be nice and complimentary. I'd usually smile and say thank you and walk away or if they had asked a question, I'd reply with "He...." and they'd say "Oh I didn't know!" and apologize profusely. What's most important to me is that he have a healthy self-image. I'm no expert, but as mommy...I don't think this stage of development is a good time for this confusion. Does that make any sense at all?

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #23
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I don't think you'd be giving him any complexes by keeping his hair long. Funny, I was just reading about boys calling themselves girls (despite hair length) and vice versa (FTR there were no long-term ramifications or any other associations resulting from this in adult life.) Like some PPs said, people will mistake kids for the other gender no matter what...

I personally can't stand when people gender-type their children- I feel that it forces conformity on something that should be left natural.

I shaggy haired boys! What's that about being comfortable with sexuality

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Definitely agree that he looks cute either way. I kinda think the short cut shows off his cute face more, though. I probably would have done the haircut, too.
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cute both ways mama! I tend to keep DS #1 hair long (he had beautiful curls), but not as long as you had it...whenever DS#2 gets hair, I'll delay that first hair cut too. At a certain point, it starts to look shaggy though, so I figure it's time to cut

As long as your son likes it, and you like it, it doesn't matter! Both look great, he's a cute kiddo!
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I think he was super cute before & after
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Thanks again everybody

Oh and for the record, I don't care what he decides later in life. If he's gay, he's gay...if he wants to dress like a woman, I hope he does so in a healthy way (don't ask me what I mean, because I'm not entirely sure and I can't explain it). If he wants to grow his hair out, peachy keen I just don't want him suffering any confusion because I'm stubborn, kwim?
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #28
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AAHH! What a cutie! I love his new haircut!
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He is adorable either way!
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Oh he's adorable! Er um I mean handsome! Pass some of those long hair vibes over here...Whilder got called a cute little guy a few times too many today
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