We are currently going through a bit of a love/hate relationship with Knox’s hair. I mean, yes, he looks flipping cute with those curly locks hanging around his ears. But what’s driving me batty is the parts in his eyes, or worse, the parts he’s recently started chewing on! Gross man.
His crazy wild hair really defines our funny little dude. I’m not sure he would seem like him if we really had to cut it, but we needed to do SOMETHING to make it look a bit more in control. But like with most things, he has a very particular view of what should happen.
This isn’t really related, but this is a snippet of our conversations this morning. Just to give you an idea of how he views things…
Me, “Knox have you brushed your teeth, put your shoes on and packed your bag?”
Knox, “That’s a lotta things for one little child!”
— Cindy Alfino (@CindyAlfino) February 20, 2018
He occasionally let’s me tie it up now, which helps a lot for school to make it neater and out of his eyes. But he doesn’t actually like tying it up because he’s had quite a few comments from his friends that only girls tie up their hair. His teacher has been amazing at squashing that right in the nose as soon as it happens, but it still happens every now and then. Because kids are kids right? We can’t be there to hear every word they say on the play ground out of earshot of an adult.
I figure kids are taught these stereotypes somehow. Whether it’s through active words that we say to them like, “Only girls have long hair” or “Don’t cry like a girl” or whatever other rubbish we spurt or through various other media. The result is still the same, they show these things by being mean to others that are different. I could go on about this, but I’m clearly not in the right mindset here. So we’ll leave it there for now.
Anyway, what I’m getting at is that this obviously upsets him. But do you think it upsets him enough for him to cut his hair? Not a damn! He is rocking his curly locks and he doesn’t care what other people say. Well, most of the time any way.
I love that about him! May you always be so confident in yourself my sweet Knox!
Like I say, we were losing love for his hair because it went from looking good to um, well…
Now this is obvs just after it was brushed but still. It was bordering on insane.
We debated it for a long time with him because he was adamant that he was not cutting it. But eventually we got him to do the sides so that he could look a bit more like Daddy.
I don’t know if you guys follow my stories but man, we filmed it and his little face. My heart. I think he thought he was down with it but then he actually wasn’t. Not even a little bit. He didn’t break down in tears, but he really wasn’t happy. But he’s gotten used to it now and really likes his hair. I’d still like to trim it from a bit higher up on his head but he will have none of it!
Yoh guys, by the end of our year away he is going to be looking like Mowgli from The Jungle Book!!
But for now he looks like a Viking – just needs a few head tattoos!