“people who completely refuse to cut their children’s hair altogether are weird. weirdo parents”
Yeah because cultural practices that are different to your own, very, very white ones are “just so weird”…
In Romani culture a child’s hair is not cut until their third birthday (incidentally that’s also when they’re christened usually)… My hair was not cut until I was three, then it was ALL cut (thanks to my
evilmother who didn’t want me “looking like a Gypsy”)…
But, many Romani girls have long hair because we’re not supposed to cut it. I have long hair now because I follow this tradition. I don’t like cutting my hair. My son (perhaps unfortunately in many people’s eyes) is not forced to cut his hair. He wears it how he wants (which right now is fairly long), and even has hats! (OH GOSH NO!!!)
It’s not up to you white people to tell people from other cultures how ‘weird’ they are….
Even if there isn’t an established cultural reason to not cut a child’s hair, there are other perfectly valid ones. My son is three, almost three and a half. He has his own mind, his own likes and dislikes, his own very strong opinions. He does not want his hair cut. He wants his hair long. He’s expressed this many times, and though I frequently offer to cut his hair or trim it if it seems like it’s bothering him, he has always turned me down. James used to pitch a massive fit every time I tried to wash or comb his hair, but our deal is that he can have it as long as he wants, as long as he doesn’t make a fuss about washing it or combing it. He has power over his body. He’s happy. I’m happy.
Keep judging, judgy McJudgerson.