|He had to bend down so I could take his picture.|
Judging from the way everyone treats him, I guess I don't blame him. Strangers - even old ladies! - ask to touch his hair. I've heard a lot of racial remarks, too, about his "Afro." I'm really not sure whether to be insulted or mad that here people are dragging race into my kid's hairdo. He has tried using a straightener before but literally he would look like some London Guard wearing his hat without the funky chinstrap.
I like his hair. But it weirds me out that SO MANY otherwise NORMAL people feel compelled to touch his hair and talk about it. I think maybe G should set up a booth with "Your Hair Questions Answered! $1/minute" in the front yard. Who needs a summer job if he gets a steady business, right?
PS. Ironically, he is very shy and I paid him $2 for the ability to do this post. :)