I Don't Like It

@DianneN (71477)
United States
January 2, 2017 8:57am CST
My grandson decided that he wanted to look like a surfer dude in nursery school, so let his hair grow. All the other little boys liked it and did the same. Then, it was cute. He had it cut for kindergarten, then decided he wanted to look like the skateboarders he took lessons with, so let it grow again. He is in first grade now and will only allow a trim. I don't like it. He looks like a girl, although he acts like a boy. Guess which one in the photo is my grandson.
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@LadyDuck (141801)
• Switzerland
2 Jan 17
I know who is your grandson Dianne, but I am like you, I prefer boys with short hair and girl with long hair.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
That's how it should be in my book, but I keep my mouth shut. Who knows - he may get tired of it soon.
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@LadyDuck (141801)
• Switzerland
2 Jan 17
@DianneN Sooner or later a nice young girl will ask him to cut his hair...
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
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@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
2 Jan 17
As long as he is still happy and well adjusted it's okay with me, but then I'm not his mother or grandmother!
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Well said and quite true! Lol!
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
2 Jan 17
lol he's so cute though regardless
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Oh, thank you. A cute little girl! LOL!
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
2 Jan 17
@DianneN HAHAHA... he'll be a lady killer when he grows up
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@Drosophila LOL! I hope so!
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@katsmeow1213 (29016)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Actually I find that a cute style.. it's IN these days. You could talk him into doing a St. Baldrick's thing or something, where he gets sponsors and then shaves his head and it all goes towards children with cancer. When my daughter's hair was getting too long I tried to convince her to donate some to cancer patients, but she didn't want to. Eventually she chose to cut a bit, but not quite enough to donate.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Thank you. That is a wonderful idea and something he would do eventually. I'll mention it to him. Ahah! My granddaughter has to wear her hair long to put it in a bun for figure skating.
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• United States
2 Jan 17
@DianneN My daughter's hair is still long.. but at one point it was almost to her waist and she refused to cut it.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@katsmeow1213 It looks beautiful up like that! I can understand girls growing their hair to their waist, but not my grandson. That's his plan!
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@rebelann (37790)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jan 17
Back when I was a kid it was the parents who decided what hair cut the little boys would get, most of them got the really short hair cuts that left only the tops at a half inch or so, typical Army. As for the girls, the parents decided what they wanted their little girls to sport, some went with short because it was easier for moms to brush, mine allowed me to have long hair. Oh, your grandson is on the left and I don't think he looks like a girl. My dad would have disagreed with me tho.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Times have certainly changed. My son and his wife have different ideas about raising the kids. I just keep my mouth shut and zipped.
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@rebelann (37790)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jan 17
I've noticed that @DianneN I'm sick and tired of seeing how children control their parents.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@rebelann I have to agree. When we have the kids, we straighten them out in a hurry.
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jan 17
lo I w ill taie a wild gyess the ine on the uight lol b
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
The one on the left. Good try!
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jan 17
@DianneN sorry but theyare both so cute wow
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@andriaperry (43657)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Either he will grow out of it or he will were it long and maybe grow a beard and look like the guys of duck dynasty okay I am joking he will change as the times do.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
LOL!
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@paigea (21568)
• Canada
2 Jan 17
He is cute no matter how his hair is worn. He will likely change it many times before he is done!
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Thank you. Time will tell.
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@DWDavis (10775)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
2 Jan 17
I'm guessing the one in blue is your grandson. Has anyone told him he looks like his sister's female twin? A casual mention that they look like twin girls might be enough to get him thinking about a hair cut. Going back to what my father taught me, though, it's not the length of the hair, but the quality of the mind and the size of the heart that matter.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
Yes, but he laughs it off. He has a mind of his own. Your dad was a wise man. Thank you!
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@hostessman (8523)
• Tucson, Arizona
2 Jan 17
if fooling with his hair is the only thing he wants now just feel lucky,as you know that will change as years go by. he looks cute as a girl
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Wise words. Yes, he does look cute as a girl, but I still don't like it.
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@hereandthere (27845)
• Philippines
2 Jan 17
i have always loved your grandson's hair. does he just wear it down all the time? does he ever feel hot during the summer?
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Sometimes he wears it in a ponytail, again making him look like a girl. Lol! My granddaughter is old enough to put her hair in a ponytail now when she is in camp for the summer. Otherwise, her mother puts it in a bun for ice skating competitions. My hubby wishes he had hair!
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@amadeo (58757)
• United States
2 Jan 17
the one on the right.the legs are muscular. If not I apologize.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Zzzzzzzz! Wrong! That is my figure skating granddaughter who has strong legs and buns of steel. Plus, she's 22 months older than her brother. No need to apologize. You just won't get a prize. Lol!
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@allen0187 (31139)
• Philippines
3 Jan 17
I'm guessing your grandson is the one in the NY Rangers shirt. His preference for long hair will soon pass. Don't fret about it.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
4 Jan 17
Thank you. I'm still waiting.....
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@allen0187 (31139)
• Philippines
6 Jan 17
@DianneN have you tried asking him to cut his hair short?
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
6 Jan 17
@allen0187 Of course! Lol! He likes it that way. I'm sure he will cut it one day, but when, is the question.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 17
The one on the left, and yes his hair is quite long. Funny how hair style change from year to year. In the 70's long hair on guys was all the rage.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
You are right in both instances. But it's not the 70's anymore. My husband doesn't like it at all.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 17
@DianneN I guess his parents are ok with it or they could make him cut it.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
5 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 Yes, they believe in letting the kids express themselves, and don't sweat the small stuff.
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@Gillygirl (16793)
• Sutton, England
3 Jan 17
Your grandson is on the left. His style reminds me of a young David Cassidy. Boys I taught went through phases with their hair. He'll grow out of it.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
Yes! Perhaps his hair will grow out of him. Lol! Thanks!
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@Gillygirl (16793)
• Sutton, England
3 Jan 17
@DianneN Lol he looks so cute bless his cotton socks.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
@Gillygirl I looked. What socks?
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@just4him (106706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 17
The kid in the blue shirt. It is rather long. I wonder when crew cuts will come back in fashion.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
4 Jan 17
He has a mind of his own. Don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
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@just4him (106706)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 17
@DianneN I think it's a good thing.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
4 Jan 17
@just4him Thank you. He's my little genius!
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@allknowing (60334)
• India
5 Jan 17
Whatever trends that are set for boys your grandson is vetoing them all. What I like about your grandson is that he has a mind of his own even at this young age. It is not difficult to guess who your grandson is in that picture
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
5 Jan 17
Thank you. He does have a mind of his own, and in the grand scheme of things, it really isn't a big deal.
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@allknowing (60334)
• India
5 Jan 17
@DianneN That is just the beginning. Wait and watch
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
5 Jan 17
@allknowing He's my grandson. I've been there, done that with my two sons already.
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@BelleStarr (36122)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan 17
I know which is which he is on the left but yah, that is a little long. I have to say, I love that my grandsons go to Catholic School, hair over the ears is not allowed!! Alex now that he is 23 has let his grow longer and Brandon at 18 .
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
You are correct! He goes to a private school. I'm sure they will eventually say something. I hope!
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@BelleStarr (36122)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan 17
@DianneN lol I always said that hair is just hair as long as they are respectful and doing well, it hardly matters how long or what color it is!! During the summer one year Alex made his hair very blond and Amie my granddaughter has had every color under the sun. lol
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
3 Jan 17
@BelleStarr You are right. It's what is under the hair that counts. . Thank you!
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@much2say (38221)
• United States
3 Jan 17
Well you know I can spot your grandkids anywhere . He's still so cute! When my sister in law's family lived with my in laws, mother in law took it into her own hands and had her grandson's long hair chopped off . . . my sister in law was soooo mad!
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
4 Jan 17
I would never do that if I want to see my grandkids ever again! Lol!
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@much2say (38221)
• United States
4 Jan 17
@DianneN Totally, right?! My mother in law does stuff like that without thinking .
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
5 Jan 17
@much2say My daughter in law would NOT be happy. I keep my mouth shut regarding the kids around her. I'm just the mother in law.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Jan 17
The one in the right? Kids go through phrases like this. As he gets older he'll probably grow it out? And have a shorter hair cut.
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
Thanks, but it's the one on the left. Lol!
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Jan 17
@DianneN Ahh, I meant to say the one in the blue! My dyslexia is showing up. Sorry. The children are distinct by features too. He looks like a boy. Were they celebrating the New Year?
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@DianneN (71477)
• United States
2 Jan 17
@Gita17112016 Lol! I taught kids with dyslexia, so don't worry. Their parents let them stay up for New Year's for the first time ever, since they were on school vacation. Yes, he's the one in the huge blue t-shirt.