Saturday, June 09, 2007

About Bo

We have reached a bit of a dilemma. While I'm sure some of the relatives of this almost eight year old feel there is no dilemma at all, for Bo and me there is.

He decided (and I agreed) to let his hair grow out for a while. Here in Florida there are some pretty cool guys with longish hair. Bill is quietly appalled, as I'm sure both of our mothers are.

You can't imagine how difficult it is to get a "neat" do for this kid. Each hair on his head aims in a different direction. Sometimes it's shiny and flat, sometimes its curly. As a baby he had the most beautiful halo of golden curls. Yum.

He always liked it "spiky" before. Which, obviously, is the easiest.

But at this point.

Well. Aunt Missy called him "Florence Henderson" yesterday. I'm telling you, Mrs. Brady would be jealous of this flip. In this picture it's not too bad, but at the ballgame, oh ho ho!


So I guess the longish-cool kid hair do is out, and Bo will be bringing spiky back.

New best friends are really great things, especially when they live around the corner. Branson's "sleeping over" tonight. You know, when I was a kid, nobody said "sleep over." We all said "spend the night." If someone had asked me to "sleep over" I'd have given them the "You're SO weird!" eye. I give it to Bo a little when he says it, but only a little, because of that whole heaven and earth revolving around the wonder of my children thing. Anyhoo, (gosh, I'm the queen of rambling thoughts tonight!) I enjoy watching them so much. They get along great. And I mean great. And I'm grateful.

12 comments:

Alison said...

i actually think it looks good.
could use another inch or so
that's what people look like in the swamps.
true story

Kim said...

Wow! That's Branson? I can't believe how big he's gotten. I love that Bo and he are new best friends.

The hair looks good in the pic.

Pound said...

LOVE this post. just so... funny.

bo looks adorable w/ long hair. you know, it's kinda rock star. kinda adam brody.

but i'm still LMAO over mrs brady. we don't want THAT. BRODY, yes. BRADY... not.

jayjay said...

You know, like that kid could look bad BALD?? His glorious face peering out from ANY kind of hair would look good to me. And the sight of him and Branson! Oh, why do I have to be half a world away??? I have had to do some major adjustments myself since my beloved nephew went to dreadlocks. I still see his own sweeeeeet face underneath them all, and love him to bits!

Jamie said...

OMG I adore the longish hair!
How cute!
Poor kid with his Harry Potter crazy hair! :)

Anam_Kihaku said...

it looks so surfer dude.. my hubby has long hair and is such a sufer dude too.. he is a cutie..

Angie Hagist said...

We always said "spend the night' too. LOL.

And, I think his hair looks good. But, he's a cutie either way. :)

Goody said...

Hmm. He looks awfully cute! Reminds me of Bret up the street. As long as I don't have to peek under the hair to see those big "beau" eyes. I am so happy that he has a good friend. That means so much. Ohhhh I miss him! And of course Emma.

shelly b said...

Ok..I'm crackin up at the Florence Henderson comment!!

Anja said...

I kind of like the long hair. He's a cutie.

tonya said...

I really like his hair long. But if he wants the spike look back that's cool too. I remember all the crazy hair that my brother went through. Good luck, LOL.

amberskolnick said...

i love his longer hair, but i think it needs to be shaggier. i am a sucker for cute boys with long messy bedhead.