A mother was left “devastated” when her ex-husband got their son’s hair cut without her permission.
Mum posted on parenting forum Mumsnet in the hope of gaining some advice – however, users remained unsympathetic.
The post entitled ‘Ex had my sons hair cut after I begged him not to’ has received hundreds of responses.
The mother says: ‘I have a 4 year old boy and he has (had) longish hair….looked like a little rockstar and people always commented on how good he looked.
‘Anyway, when my xh picked him up last night I said he has his school photo on Wednesday and I’m wanting his hair long for the photo.
‘I got a text this morning saying that he has asked him if he wants his hair cutting and my 4 year old son apparently said, yes, I want to look like a boy. So he booked him in to have it cut this afternoon. (sic)’
‘I text him pleading that he doesn’t get it cut, I rang but he never answered and when he did I begged in tears he didn’t do it, that he just leave it for this weekend and Id get it cut after his photo. He said he’s going to see what my son wants. (sic)’
She added: ‘The thing is, my ex has it in his head that only girls have long hair and boys hair should be short. He is very stereotypical. He’s due to drop my son off at 7pm tonight, and I’m dreading seeing his short hair.
‘I’m going to show a smile for my son and say wow look how handsome you are, but inside I will be heartbroken. (sic)’
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