I’ve always been respectful of M’s hair choices. Well, he’s only 4, so I really haven’t had to be that respectful yet. But I plan to be. I’m actually kind of lazy about hair. When M’s hair gets so long that it gets in his eyes and he starts to get a nervous tick going with his hand swiping his face, I know it’s time I get off my butt to cut it. Sometimes I trim it myself, but every so often I take him to a hairdresser to get it cut. So far, we’ve mostly always asked for the “mushroom cut” and he’s never complained. Arp and I have talked about what might happen when the day comes and he decides to shave his head or dye it crazy colors. I plan on saying, ” Go for it, kid!” Maybe I’ll dye mine too. Or shave it. Sometimes I’m so sick of having hair.
But yesterday M told me that he wanted his hair short in the front and on the sides, but really long (all the way to his butt) in the back. You should have seen the look on my face. I couldn’t conceal my look of horror that M would want a mullet. Before I knew what I was saying, I told him that he could get his hair short all over, or long all over, but not both. After I told Arp, his solution was that we should suggest that he get a mohawk. Sounds good to me. Anything is better than a mullet. Do kids have some kind of radar that allows them to pick the one hairstyle that will horrify their parents? And I think the mullet is pretty much the only hairstyle that does that to me.
Speaking of mohawks, check that wiki page. I had no idea there were so many varieties of mohawk! I’m thinking my favorite would be a dread-glo-hawk. That’s my own combo of a dreadhawk and a glo-hawk. Do you have to dye the hair first, before you dread it, or dread then dye? Should I do it? Let me know what you think.