|Hey, Mikey! He likes it!|
All of these positive affirmations were super important because I knew that as soon as I showed up at the elementary school with this lack of hair I was going to get some pretty blunt comments. They're kids, you can't blame them, but you have to be prepared. Here are some of the gems:
What happened to your hair? Why did you do that?!A nice surprise of the day was when a bunch of the kids were off-task and asking me about why I cut my hair and who did it and why would I do that and one of the girls who usually has a bit of attitude said, "It's her hair! She can do what she wants with it!" and went back to doing her math worksheet.
You look like a boy.
I liked your hair better before...
Excuse me, Miss Man? I mean... What's your name again?