I came across a post on Facebook the other day about a lady that had forced her 15 year old son to cut off his long hair. It made me sad to read. I scrolled through some of the comments on the post and saw a comment that she had made saying that she was suffering his wrath now. All I could think was, “Why would you force him to cut his hair?!” Then I realized that not everybody thinks like I do about boys having long hair.
I won’t force my boys to cut their hair. It is just more important to me that they are intelligent, kind, polite, well mannered, good moral having people. Hair length just isn’t a priority to me. Below I’m sharing 5 reasons why.
1. As long as my boys maintain their hair (keep it clean, and brushed) then I’ll let it go. I’ve been trying to teach the kids that if something doesn’t affect them, it’s not their business. The length of the hair doesn’t really impact me in any way, so it’s not my business.
2. It is simply not worth the fight. With everything else we have going on, a haircut simply is not worth the fight.
3. It’s not my hair. While, yes… I do realize that I am their mother (please don’t point that out, I am WELL aware of that fact) and I have final say, it’s their long hair. I love that both of my boys have both decided to grow out their hair. I love that they love their hair. I want each of my kids to be his/her own person. I want them to think for themselves and to figure out what they like for themselves.
4. As long as they are kind, good kids and their grades stay up, I don’t care to put a lot of pressure on their appearance. As long as their clothes are clean, and appropriate, (weather and modestly) I’m pretty much OK with whatever. For instance, yesterday my daughter wore a dress with a skort under it. I laughed it off and let her go about her day.
5. It is just hair.
It should be noted that I encourage good hygiene as well as hair trims. Oh, and my daughter prefers her hair shorter.