Today is the tenth birthday of my oldest son Dylan. I want to celebrate the birth of this very cool, unique individual. Our family homeschools which means we spend a lot of time together. Still, it goes by quick. I remember the day of his birth as it was yesterday.
He has had long hair for as long as I can remember. Both he and my son Deven often get misidentified as girls. I don’t think they look like girls at all but it is easy for people to make the assumption with all the long hair. Yes, it has been annoying for them both but they like their hair and don’t really care what others think.
Dylan has been talking about cutting his hair on his 10th birthday for the past few months. It was finally getting long enough to donate to Locks of Love. I, of course, had mixed feelings about it. I loved his long hair, it was gorgeous but I also want him to do what he feels he wants, needs, and is right at the time. Homeschooling is about thinking for oneself. We don’t just homeschool our kids, we homeschool ourselves. Thinking for oneself, is a constant effort. We as a family believe in respecting other’s beliefs, making good choices, and supporting those that we love. As a parent, I also believe strongly that I am there to guide my kid’s through the world, keep them secure and safe, and to help them find how they learn. Cutting his hair was not a quick decision but it was still a big deal.
Well, here are the results. We went to an organic salon in Dover NH called Acorn. They were fabulous! Check it out.