I have so little confidence with boys. Things that never crossed my mind with Squeaks now churn over in my head with the boys. Probably because Squeaks hair just grew at a sort of 'usual' pace, and now it takes everything in our power to keep it neat and tidy, because it is fine, curly and gets so knotty and matted, no matter how much conditioner.
On the other hand, the boys seem to have fair thick hair, which grows at a rate of knots rather than being knotty.
Before I had even had chance to think over hair styles I went to work and came home to boys with short hair.
The day remains etched in my mind, I had traveled to Wolverhampton, it was icy cold, and at 11 months old Mr J had taken clippers to the boys hair. He sent me the photo by phone, yes, the boys were smiling, but...
There was an element that Mr J was right, when their hair gets too long it sticks up on end- Mr J was addressing the problem.
And the fact the boys were happy with Mr J taking clippers to their heads, and Mr J was confident in doing so.
I began to think I was over reacting.
But, he continued to cut their hair. Until I had to speak up. They looked so cold with their hair so short.
So, he started cutting it a little less short.
And then we came to an agreement.
That between November (the last haircut) and the boys starting playschool in March that we will grow their hair and see if it suits them.
And see if the sticking up bit which Tiny has grows out with length.
I think Cheeky's hair is still suiting him. But Tiny's just seems to look messy, like he slept on it funny.
It's odd, so many of the little boys at Squeaks' school have such cute long hair, very few have short hair... how do you decide what suits your child?
I think this is going to be one of those 'learning by doing' things.
And maybe will come out the other side with a solution which helps everyone- maybe hair styles will help people tell the boys apart!
So, if you have boys, how did you decide on whether to keep their hair short or to let it grow?