Hold your horses intactivitsts.... This is NOT about circumcision. Carry on.
I am speaking of my soon-to-be 4 year old son's hair. It has not been really cut since early September. It is getting long. The longer it gets, the prettier the big spiral curls get. I ADORE it. He could use a trim, but I really don't want to CUT it off. Despite him being dressed in very boy-ish clothes, wearing very boy-ish shoes and him not having any bows or the like in his hair, while standing along side his sister all decked out in pink with bows... people still call him a girl. I feel kind of bad when people call him a girl, but I really don't care that much. He is a handsome little boy and the hair really fits the rock star that he is. It's crazy and messy and adorable. Him being referred to as a girl isn't enough of a reason for me to chop it off. I love his hair so much that I even had a nightmare that my husband went and had it cut off really short!
I have to decide if I will ever be able to bring myself to cut it off. I think ideally, I'd like to keep growing it and when he's old enough to want it cut off (if he does) donate it to Lock of Love. Hmmm.
Would people thinking your son was a girl be enough of a reason for you to cut his hair?