When I am walking with my mom and sisters, it is very easy for someone to lump me into a collective, "you have such beautiful girls." I could be wearing camouflage holding my trains in one hand and a sign saying "I AM A BOY" in the other and I will still get called a girl. Yes, I have very nice features, but they are young boy not young girl features. What makes people think I am a girl is that I have magestic curly long flowing hair. It is beautiful. When people see little people with long hair, they think girl. But I am a boy. Grr.
So why do I have this coif a kin to a 1983 prog rocker? All because of that great Jewish Torah Tradition. There is a practice called upsherin, shearing off in Yiddish. Upsherin calls for a boy to not have his hair cut until he is three years old. I am like a beautiful short redwood. I am watered and given light and sustenance (water, love, food). Eventually, I will be the tallest tree in our forest (family) but right now, I am still the world's tallest sapling (a two year old). Jewish law says that a farmer is to leave a newly planted tree unharvested for it's first three years as a gift to G-d. This is why I have not had my hair cut. Getting my hair cut will be a celebration. It will be a step forward where I will no longer be a baby. I will be ready to harvest. That sounds weird. So, sometime in February, probably the 9th, I will have my hair cut for the first time. The big question is what style should I go with? That is where I need all your help.
So, for the time being, I will look like a little Fabio. Which is not that bad.
Felgate, have a better day tomorrow.