Anyone have a little boy with longer hair?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by npmommie, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

    Oct 11, 2007
    My little one has this awesome head of curls, it is to his shoulders........he doesn't want it cut, despite the fact that everyone thinks he is a girl.
    I really don't want to cut it either, but I am so sick of people callling him a girl.
    like yesterday at gymnastics some grandfather was there watching his grandchild, when he said ' oh how cute look at HER".......the woman that was with him said that is a boy........he proceeded to say, but he has long hair!!
    i mean come on, do people think little girls with short hair are boys???
    i guess i am just venting. just can't figure out why when he totally is dressed like a boy, looks like a boy, but doesn't have short hair people think he is a girl.


    Apr 17, 2006
    My DS (10) was in a restaurant with his soccer team. One of the players has longer hair (styled in a bob) and when the waitress served them, she served this boy first. Some of the boys grumbled and she said "ladies first". The team thought it was hysterical. I think it happens to him a lot so he didn't seem to mind.
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  4. DisneyCowgirl

    DisneyCowgirl DIS Veteran

    Jan 16, 2004
    Our 2-and-a half year old boy has a great head of hair with those great curls I can't stand to consider cutting off! Occasionally people think he is a girl, but I don't care! We have trimmed it a few times so it's not too long down his back, but I'm planning on keeping it pretty long until his school dress code (parochial school) forces me to cut it above his collar.
  5. bethbuchall

    bethbuchall <font color=deeppink>Had to make sure she was in D

    Jul 10, 2003
    :hug: I remember this from when my older two were younger. Ds did have longish blond hair, though not as long as your son's. Everyone called him a girl even though I know that he looked like a boy. I am sure that your ds looks like a boy, too, if anyone actually looked at him. Then I had dd. Her hair grew in so slowly and it was dark. Everyone called her a boy. Even when she was wearing a dress!!! One woman asked why I cut her hair so short. It was so annoying at the time, but I guess really it is just a little blip on the radar.

    Ds wears his hair long now, but he really doesn't look like a girl any more at 17.
  6. Janet Hill

    Janet Hill DIS Veteran

    Dec 6, 2005
    Well when my totally girlie 3yo had very very short hair (a must after she took the sissors to it), people would occasionally think she was a boy. It happened once when she had on a pair of pink pants.
  7. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

    Oct 11, 2007
    You reminded me of when my dd was a toddler, her hair also came in slow so it was short for awhile,
    we were checking out at a store and the cashier thought she was a boy...........she had on this cute fleece jacket with flowers embroidered on it, but it was a blue jacket.........
    i made a comment about her being dressed like a girl, how could she mistake her for a boy.......she said something about the jacket being blue and blue is only for boys:rotfl2:
    and i am thinking with FLOWERS Embroidered on??? LOL
  8. npmommie

    npmommie <font color=red>Channels George Michael in her car

    Oct 11, 2007
    Thats what is happening here..........I Have snipped it a few times, but i can't bear the thought of taking it all...........LOL
    and most people will say, oh his hair is so beautiful! i think that is why he doesn't want it cut! but he is also at the age where he knows he is NOT a girl and doesn't want to be called a girl:rotfl:
  9. ERMama

    ERMama Disney here we come!

    Nov 13, 2006
    i think many young kids faces dont exactly make them look strictly boy or girl. many have that round cherub look yet.
    so yeah, i would probably think a child in shorts and a tshirt with long hair was a girl.
    if you dont want to cut it, let the comments roll off your back and accept that maybe people just think hes cute.
  10. tzolkin

    tzolkin DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2008
    We just cut my son's hair at Disney. It was pretty long (shoulder length), but we hadn't received any "girl" comments. However, my oldest DD and my niece were mistaken for boys many times as babies. They were "huskier" than other little girls. To be honest, it was usually an old man when we were in a doctor's office and they would just go on and on about what a big boy she was going to be and how she was going to play football. Often there was a wife and she would say, "It's a girl, she's dressed all in pink". :confused3

    DH has hair past his bottom, so everyone we know is more than aware of the fact that just because someone has long hair they're not a girl.
  11. Alex&Evan'sMom

    Alex&Evan'sMom Mouseketeer

    Sep 5, 2007
    Don't let them get to you and whatever you do don't cut that gorgeous hair! Both my boys had baby curls and once we cut their hair the first time they never grew back. Hubby is ex-military and thinks boys hair should always be cut short and some of hubby's relatives like to comment on my younger son's longer hair but I just don't listen.(older childs hair has to be kept shorter because of the doesn't grow longer it grows out and expands into this monster head of hair) I love the longer hair style that a lot of the kids have and since by younger son was blessed/cursed with my hair(very fine) it works for him. And I can't tell you how many times when he was a baby with very little hair that he was called a girl. Even wearing blue with a baseball cap! :confused3 Must be the big brown eyes and the long lashes!(that he certainly didn't get from me.:sad2: )
  12. Disney 4 Me

    Disney 4 Me DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2005
    My DS2 had curls, too. He went for his first haircut at Disney. I debated about keeping them. But DH and the barber both said, "He's not a girl." So off they came. This was almost a year ago and I still miss them. His hair is not nearly as curly as it was. I'm so sad.

    And my DD6 and DD5 both were bald for a long time. The always wore dresses and were mistaken for boys more than not. :confused3
  13. TwinsinCA

    TwinsinCA DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2006
    Yes. My sister had short hair as a kid and people mistook her for a boy at times. Once a woman actually argued with her that she was in the wrong bathroom!
  14. zoemurr

    zoemurr DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2006
    had hair past her bottom when we finally cut it at 4 years old It was all curly at the bottom, and I hated cutting them off. When we came home I said, "I really miss your curls." She just looked at me and said, "Why? They're in a bag in the cupboard." (Which they were..)

    We have a friend whose toddler had blond curls at 2. They finally cut them after they picked him up from grandmas. She had put it in ponytails to prove her point.
  15. snickerboo

    snickerboo DIS Veteran

    Mar 17, 2006
    Lots of little boys have longer hair now, mine (ds5) included. He got it cut shorter last year when one of his friends told him he looked like a girl. Lately he's been growing it back, though.
  16. puffkin

    puffkin DVC Owner- SSR & AKV

    Apr 30, 2001
    I am not a big fan of long hair on boys (curls or not). IMHO, very few can pull it off and look cute. There are lots of shorter cuts that can still show off his curls without making him look like a girl.......

    I am probably in the minority here, but I like little boys to look like little boys :goodvibes
  17. tinkerlisa

    tinkerlisa DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2008
    I have a story to share about little boys with long hair.
    My friend and her sisters grow their hair long every year to have enough to cut it for locks of love. Well, her :dance3: son, who is 8 decided he wanted to do it too!!! By next spring(in time for relay for life), his hair will finally be long enough to cut! Actually its long enough now but my friend and her sisters only cut their hair during relay for life! B is real excited to do something good for his community. :dance3:
  18. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

    Jan 18, 2005
    My 5 year old had longer hair. Then we went to Disney - in July- and he cut it at the barber shop on main street.
    He's growing it back now.
    He is very boyish looking though so he doesn't get the "girl" comments. Oh and my 14 year old has long hair. To his shoulders neatly long now that school started back up. (out of eyes is the only rule I have)
    here is the back of my 5 year old's hair (not at it's longest but it is still longish here)
  19. thegrimdwarf

    thegrimdwarf DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2008
    If you're in the minority, I'm there with you. Long hair on males (little boys, older boys, men) isn't something I'm fond of. And I'm not usually one to be "conservative" in my appearance or thinking. But I just can't embrace long hair on a boy, and I really don't understand the idea that because it's curly it should be long. My little guy has curls, and I keep his hair short, too.
  20. eeyoremum

    eeyoremum DIS Veteran

    Aug 2, 2007
    My DS9 has very long hair (half way down his back). He is mistaken for a girl all the time. He just says I'm a boy. I don't mind his hair long it is his hair not mine. I generally have bigger fish to fry than hair
  21. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2006
    Have to agree with you on this one - but then again, my DS has a buzz cut:)

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