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To be grateful for having a boy so I don't have to worry about ponytails, plaits, braids and bows!!!

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BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:02:42

Was out today and saw a mum desperately pulling on dd's fine hair (aged 10 months) to put it into one of those micro ponytails like Yorkshire terriers wear whilst her dd screamed and squirmed. Then finished it off with a clip on bow. I can't do a french plait (my girls world head of hair was clearly wasted on me) and I just think those tiny weeny sprouts of hair look ridiculous. I feel blessed I have a boy as in the country where I live, bows, bands and clips are de-rigeur from birth for girls.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 29-Jul-14 15:07:53

No you can't. On bling lung up baby, there was a blinged boy potty saying Prince in swrovsky crystals. He can have a blinged dummy and blinged trousers grin

squoosh Tue 29-Jul-14 15:07:56


If I have a son I plan to dress him in a huge powdered wig from day one. So there!

Aeroflotgirl Tue 29-Jul-14 15:08:27

Meant bringing up baby

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Tue 29-Jul-14 15:10:22

Ha ha ha ha ha. How old is your son now?

Because the young lads I know dye, perm primp and straighten their hair and spends a fortune on products.

MrsWinnibago Tue 29-Jul-14 15:12:07

I hate those awful ponytails on babies who've got about three hairs! They look painful! I like the idea of boys in powdered wigs though.

BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:12:08

And before anyone jumps up and down about stereotypes for boys and girls, if ds wants a French plait when he's old enough to ask, I'll happily do it for him but he'll have to expect it to be utter crap!!

I like the wig idea though.... Will keep the nits off his real hair once he starts school!

BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:13:46

hotpink, he's only 10months but a very pretty boy so everyone thinks he's a girl.

Pagwatch Tue 29-Jul-14 15:13:53

Dd pulls her own hair into a ponytail for school. That's it.

Its exhausting. Really.

MegMogandOwlToo Tue 29-Jul-14 15:14:04

YABU! DS(2) is currently sporting a lovely headband (one of those stretchy bobble things), and every time it falls down, he brings it over to me asking me to "make it look nicely please".

I think he's borrowed it from one of the nursery staff!

squoosh Tue 29-Jul-14 15:14:54

My first born son at 18 months. Chubby cheeks courtesy of hourly sausage rolls.

BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:16:54

Love it, has a certain Brian May look about him.

Idontseeanyicegiants Tue 29-Jul-14 15:20:25

YABU, You get to worry about exactly what they're going to have done when your stupid enough to let them go to the barbers on their own instead...
<pointed looks towards DS's head which currently looks like a mushroom>

LoblollyBoy Tue 29-Jul-14 15:26:52

YANBU. DD is old enough to wear her lovely stretchy hair band thingy, but it was only when I tried to put it on her five minutes before leaving the house that I realised that I had no idea what I was doing. It hadn't occurred to me that I wouldn't know how to do it, but I didn't. I now need to buy an adult sized one to practice on me, I think. Would be worth it, it is very nice and it was a gift.

Acolyte Tue 29-Jul-14 15:27:44

Dd2 has a pixie cut and has done since she was 4.
Dd1 has hair half way down her back.

I could only cope with one head of long hair in the morning blush

Idontsee - ds3's hair is the least of my worries at the moment. Heading the list are the lads' holiday to Agia Napa that he and his friends are planning for next summer, and the tattoo (of retractors holding open the skin of the chest over his heart, showing clockwork within) that he would like to get!

Luckily L'Oreal do plenty of products for me to cover up all the grey hairs he's giving me! grin

CarbeDiem Tue 29-Jul-14 15:38:22

I love a little play with my dnieces hair, curling, plaiting and brushing but I couldn't be arsed do it every day- hell no.

When my 3 ds were all at school I simply handed the boys the gel - job done smile

StrawberryGashes Tue 29-Jul-14 15:38:59

Yabu, my son is always wanting his hair spiked, gelled and shaved into different hairstyles and it is really difficult. A pleat I can do, a perfect 'stylish' mohawk is a lot harder than it looks. I dont see it getting any easier as he gets older either, dp has his own mens ghd's and spends longer on his hair than me sometimes.

BocaDeTrucha Tue 29-Jul-14 15:41:20

Sorry strawberry, I think I misread your post, did you say "men's ghds ?????"... Seriously???

softlysoftly Tue 29-Jul-14 15:43:30

Acolyte snap! DD1s hair is all I can cope with so DD2 has a short cut and fringe. DD3 will just have to be shaved grin

RawCoconutMacaroon Tue 29-Jul-14 15:46:04

Yabu, one of my DS sported a magnificent ponytail from age 13-17 and now spends as much time and money as any girl on hair products, straighteners etc... Gender is no protection against hair drama wink

YABU... purely because someone saying 'AIBU to be grateful for having a girl so I don't have to worry about mud and dirt and smells and climbing trees' would be torn to shreds on here.

Offler Tue 29-Jul-14 15:47:19

DD is 7 and I only mastered a french plait a couple of days ago. She's very proud of me now grin.

DS is 2, and I could get his hair into bunches if he'd let me wink

And... my brother used to faff about with his hair far more than I ever did, I think he went through 2 pots of gel a week on his long curly hair, cost my mum a fortune!!

cashmiriana Tue 29-Jul-14 15:50:20

DD1: long slightly wavy hair. Occasionally puts it in a bun, pony tail or plaits for dance class.

DD3: long dead straight hair. Has a packet of dark brown elastics to put it in a pony tail for school.

No hair drama here.

And at least girls' favoured hair styles (complicated plaits, pleats, buns etc) are allowed at school. If I had boys who wanted shaved patterns and hair gel it would be more of a battle, since both high and junior schools ban both.

MummaB1014 Tue 29-Jul-14 15:51:07

Oh it gets more complicated than ponytails and braids too...

I'm not a 'girly' girl, but my dd (4 1/2years) is very much so! Everyday I go through the same conversation which essentially boils down to listing every potential hairstyle she can think of and which hair bands and clips might work with her outfit... It's agonising for me, but she loves it!

She has just finished nursery for the summer where she was with a large and diverse group of girls, which is where she's developed the hair obsession. I'm currently in the bad books because I won't let her dye parts of her hair (like her nursery worker had), or buy brightly coloured hair extensions like some of the other girls have. Last week it was because I had the audacity to not have the correct genetics for super curly hair...

It's never ending!

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