When your son wants to grow his hair long and wants you to love it as much as he does, tell him you do. Tell him it looks good on him even if you can’t see his eyes (because it really doesn’t look too bad) and because he wants you to love it and needs you to love it.
And because he might come up to you Saturday morning and say “you know, I think I need my hair cut today”. At which point you say “are you sure?” as you grab the car keys before he changes his mind.
So, this was Brax a few days ago…
and this is Brax today…
Funny story…everyone kept telling him how much his hair looked like Justin Bieber and that apparently isn’t a good thing to an 11 year old boy (hmmm…perhaps that is why he suddenly needed a haircut). When he came to tell me he needed a haircut this morning he also told me it needed to look like Michael J. Fox. It caught me off guard for a minute but he has been watching all the old “Back to the Future” movies and a few “Family Ties” reruns on satellite lately. He said his hair looked “cool” and since any mother from my generation would certainly agree that Michael J. Fox was definitely cool, I helped him print out a picture to take along. Between you and me, I’m not so sure she captured the “Michael J. Fox” but he loves it and it is out of those beautiful eyes!
And for some reason (maybe God just thought I needed a smile) Cayden walked up and asked to have his picture taken too. That never happens so I always take advantage of it.
I might be biased but I am pretty sure I have two of the most handsome young men ever!