Priorities

The perfect swirl of a cowlick on Matthew’s scalp has been for years lovingly known as “Hurricane Matthew.” The pattern is seen best when his hair is buzzed. When his hair is longer, it just looks like he is constantly having a bad hair day. It is at this point that Matthew gets frustrated and states the obvious: I need a hair cut!

Matthew had gotten to this point and I knew it was time for a hair cut, but I was told he didn’t want it yet. What? Then my husband fully explained, as Matthew just sat back and smiled. Evidently, some of the girls in Matthew’s youth group at church like to compare hair. They will play with Matthew’s hair and then compare it to someone else. My junior Casanova just sits back with a dreamy look on his face and enjoys the attention. He says it is so relaxing to have the girls play with his hair.

Mystery solved. Matthew didn’t want his haircut until after the last youth group meeting, just in case the girls played with his hair. At the ripe age of eleven years old, Matthew has begun to make his own priorities. I believe we are in for a very interesting time of Matthew’s teenage years.

 

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