Sigh.. where do they get this pickiness?

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Sigh.. where do they get this pickiness?
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Thu, 01-17-2013 - 3:52pm

For the most part, I'm pretty easy going person... although I will admit that if it's almost impossible to talk me into something ;)

Sean has developed this little thing with his hair that is driving me up the wall.  I used to get his haircut, mostly done with the razor although not very short.  I would have them use scissors on his bangs, and they would go about half way down his forehead.  He's developed an issue with this haircut since about last summer, and will only let them cut his bangs until they are at the top of his eyebrows.  His hair is just getting long all over, and just looks so messy and unkempt.  He has pretty thick hair, that starts to get wavy as it's longer, so it doesn't lay flat.  He has to use detangling spray on it every morning just to get rid of the bedhead.  When he was playing basketball he be running down the courting, brushing his bangs down the whole time because they would fly straight up in the air... grrr...

He finally told me that he didn't want people to see the freckles on his forehead.  I did bring up that he has freckles all over his face, so unless he wants a Cousin Itt hairdo, he needs to get over it! 

Any suggestions on how to talk him into shorter hair? 

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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:47pm

At first I thought this was going to be about food pickiness and I know where mine get it from...me. Undecided But that's a whole 'nother story...lol

I wish I had some advice for you but I've never had any luck convincing either one of my sons into a certain type of haircut once they get their mind set on something! The only thing you could try (which you probably already have) is mention how it must impede his basketball playing some to have to constantly be dealing with his bangs while on the court. And how if he didn't need to worry/deal with his bangs, he could use that extra focus to concentrate on making a big play, watch a defender, etc.

Good luck!

Lisa 

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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 3:37pm
That would be good if basketball is still on! Maybe I can relate it to baseball, it will hinder his ability to see the ball when it's pitched to him? That just might work, it's his first year of minors! Don't get me started on food pickiness, you'd get a book of complaints.

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