Monday, January 7, 2013

hypothetical question

Hypothetically speaking, if your kid had really good hair, how much would someone have to pay you to cut it off?

Would it make a difference if he really loved it and said he wanted it to be long like Rapunzel?

Still strictly hypothetical - which would be more likely to be seen as a parental stab-in-the-back a few years down the line: cutting his gorgeous hair off, or denying him the fun of starring in a TV commercial because he/you didn't want to cut his hair.

We aren't cutting it.  So tell me the truth, but don't make me feel horrible.

12 comments:

  1. Hmmmm...B and his brothers were in commercials when they were younger. Maybe he would forgive you if you gave him the money when he got older?

    But also that's so adorable he wants it long like Rapunzel. I would have a hard time cutting it.

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    1. When I was a kid, I would have loved it - that's why I don't want Miles to miss the chance. I can just see myself thinking, "Why didn't they cut it!"

      But I don't know... His hair is part of him. And he has clear opinions, it's not like when he was little.

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  2. My son has had longish hair and now it's practically buzz cut. I let him wear it like he wants. I kept it on the longish side until he was old enough to voice a preference. My daughter has had short hair and now has long hair. I kept hers short/medium until she voiced a preference(because it's easier to deal with) I'm just not funky or sentimental about hair. I figure if it gets too long it can always be cut and if you cut it, it will always grow again. (I'm that way about my own hair, too)

    As a kid I would have DIED for the chance to be in a commercial! OMG! I would have loved it...and I would have been incensed if my mom didn't let me do it---unless it was me that didn't want to cut my hair.

    I would opt for the commercial if (and only if) *he* wanted to cut his hair to be in it. If he didn't want a haircut, then I'd never do it. But if he doesn't care if his hair is cut or not, I think, "Why not? It will always grow back." But that's kind of my hair philosophy anyway. ---Lisa

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    1. Maybe I am too sentimental about it... It's just so cute. Plus every time someone tells me " its time to cut that kid's hair" I think, hmmm.... Nope!

      But I totally agree- as a kid I think being on tv was one of my dreams! Whim and I mostly knew we didn't want to cut it, but were a little torn. It would be so fun. Miles made it easy by not wanting to cut it. He doesn't really get what a commercial is or the coolness of being in it, so he can't weigh the options. He just doesn't want to cut it, so we went with that.

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  3. Oh my goodness, his hair is gorgeous...like I would kill for it to be MY hair...but I would still cut it for the chance at the commercial. A once in a lifetime opportunity and money for a college fund ( or something else fun...as a child, I would have been totally bummed out if my mom had kept me out of a commercial over my hair.
    I am a little like Lisa about hair, though. It changes. My daughter recently cut off 10 inches of her hair (going from hair halfway down her back to honestly a Dorothy Hamil pixie cut), and while I had a moment when it first happened of "Oh my Gosh, she now has like no hair", it was just a moment. And to see her beaming with pride of what she had done, it took the tiny sting right out! :)-Ashley

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    1. We cut miles' hair once as a toddler and he did love it. He looked at the mirror and put his hand on his chest and gasped, "I have handsome!"

      If he was ambivalent, we might have ended up going that way. He really did care though, and the next morning even reported that he'd had a sad dream that it had been cut.

      Too bad we couldn't compromise a little. I would have minded trimming it.

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  4. I have always wanted curly hair. My little sister got it instead...so jealous ;)

    I'd say don't cut it.
    It's beautiful :D

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    1. Xae, oooooh! I'm so sad we missed you!!! We came back, but not fast enough.

      Thank you. I'm glad we didn't cut it. :)

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  5. Too obvious to ask: why do they want him to cut his hair for the commercial? That hair could sell ANYTHING.

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    1. They said he needed "to look like a boy." Oh well, not meant to be this time, I guess.

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  6. I love that he said I have handsome! Cutest story ever.

    And I'm with Katy-why would they want to cut his cute hair?!

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    1. Thanks, Tara. :) I guess not everyone is a sucker for curly moptops. Maybe if it was a shampoo commercial...

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