i took my son to get his hair cut today. sitting in the waiting area with me there was a father with two little girls about 3 who were waiting on big brother who was getting his hair cut. one of the little girls asked her father why they were there & this is, in a nut shell, how the conversation went;
little girl: why do we have to be here?
father: to get your brother's hair cut.
little girl: why does he need his hair cut?
father: because it's getting long.
little girl: but why does he need it cut?
father: because it's getting long & it's not ok to have long hair.
little girl: am i getting my hair cut?
little girl: but i have long hair?
father: but you're not a boy. it's not ok for boys to have long hair.
uhm, okay! i know not everyone likes long hair on men & not all men look good with long hair but to tell your child it's not ok for boys to have long hair i'm sorry, but that's just not right!! say "i prefer he wears his hair short", "in our family the boys wear their hair short", "i don't like it when his hair gets too long" or other such statements but to flat out say it's not ok. smh! if you look back through history men had long hair for more years then they've been wearing it short. if you're a religious person don't forget men wore their hair long in biblical times too.
i wonder what the father would have said if the little girl had said she wanted her hair short, it was abit past her shoulders. would he have told her it's not ok for girls to have short hair? if not there's a big double standard he's teaching his kids!